Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Review: Prince of Persia

Director: Mike Newell

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley

Year: 2010

Genre: Action/Adventure

Rated: PG-13

Length: 116 min.

IMDB Summary: A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.

I'll admit I was very skeptical when confronted with the idea of a film based on a video game. However, despite cardboard characters and a mechanized plot, the filmmakers of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time manage to pull it off, with riveting action sequences, animation and special effects. Also, the banter between the two lead characters helps the movie maintain a fast and fun atmosphere that doesn't take itself too seriously. Don't look for any substance--it's not there. What you can find are fast-paced adventure and skillfully edited action sequences. If you enjoy action flicks, then Prince of Persia may be worth a watch.

For Parents:
Action violence, including hand-to-hand combat

My Rating:
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