Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Prince Dastan, who pairs with spunky Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) to keep the Sands of Time — a mystical dagger that gives its holder control over the flow of time — from falling into the wrong hands and putting the world in peril. Mike Newell directs this sweeping live-action adventure based on the popular video game series, co-starring Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina. Directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).

Rating: 6 out of 10

Film adaptations of films just don’t work, and we’ve written about it before. I even ranked this film as one of the Top 5 movies you shouldn’t waste your money on last summer.

But I will say this — as stupid as this movie was, it was pretty fun. The concept isn’t great. It’s a film about a boy adopted into a royal family who is later framed for his father’s murder by his uncle, and while he is on the run finds a magic dagger that can bring you back in time one minute — throw in heavy doses of action, adventure, fights, and a hot chick. You get the formula.

This is not a good movie, but I’m not always in the mood for an intellectually challenging movie. Sometimes, I just want a movie to distract me from the hustle and bustle.


4 responses to “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

  1. Matt, what are you talking about?! The Super Mario Brothers movie totally worked!

  2. You know, Kyle, I’ve never seen it. I’m putting it on my Netflix queue right now.

  3. Hahaha, I was being sarcastic. I shouldn’t have assumed you had seen it. If you want to watch it, go ahead, but it is pretty bad.

  4. Any other video games you want to rate as 6 out of 10 movies? If you’re patient maybe you’ll get lucky and Altered Beast will be a movie. ugh…

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