Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
A rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (Gemma Arterton) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world. Based on the action-adventure video game of the same name.
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If you are not adventurous or have a love of the Morrocan feel, then you shouldn't watch this movie. Jake is magnanimous in his acting skills. It starts out with loads of action and ends the same. It is a warming love story as well as a heart warming show of love between brothers and a father. I wish they would ask these greatly talented actors to come back for the movie trilogy. I so want to be sent back into that era to be amidst the people of that time. Wonderful film. I have rewatched it over and over again
I liked this movie very much, it fast-paced, fun and action packed. As a teenager, I was a big fan of the games and played them whole summer. It was nice to see moves from the game, such as when Dastan horizontally ran on walls. Humor was used in the right amount, the bandit who chose his career out of his adversity to government taxes was successful as comic relief. The bantering between Princess Tamina and Dastan was also engaging, without becoming banal. I agree that slow motion was used more than warranted. I found it less entertaining that the dagger kept on changing hands before it was finally claimed by Nazim. Those parts felt like the movie was just trying to fill in screen time. Another downside was that there was some unnecessary orientalism when Tamina was complaining how her beautiful city was invaded by "camel riding" Persians. Granted, Alamut is also an 'Eastern' looking city, however that makes her comments all the more bizarre since presumably her people too owns camels. I also wish they did not pick a blondish guy to personify the Persian King. (He looks more Viking than Persian, regardless of the amount of dark foundation on his face).
I decided to watch this film because of 2 reasons: I'm a fan of the original Prince of Persia games, and I like some movies where Jake Gyllenhall is. But this was a total deception. It was a movie without emotions, boring since the first moment. It seemed like someone woke up one day and decided to make a movie about Prince of Persia without any script or any idea on how to make a movie INTERESTING. And, at moments, this movie seemed like a parkour advertising.
I expected a little bit more from this movie. It seemed to me that Gemma Arteton and Toby Kebbell just needed to act better than they were.Some parts of movie seemed to be like a video game - at the very beginning of the movie, when Dastan (Jake Gylenhaal) was attempting to open the eastern gates. And after he had met his 'uncle', running away was just a video game.There's many movies that are video games or animated movies. Many of that movies I was watching, they weren't as good as their video game or animated movie. I could expect that video games or animated movie are inspiration of a movie just like Prince of Persia.Just like I said, I expected more.