Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) was directed by Mike Newell. Newell started directing British TV back in the 60’s and started doing films in the late 70’s.¬† He did the movies Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Donnie Brasco (1997) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) is an orphan adopted by the King  because of an act of courage. The story starts with Dastan and his royal-blooded foster brothers, Tus (Richard Coyle), Garsiv (Toby Kebbell), and his uncle, Nizam (Ben Kingsley) are planning an attack on the sacred city of Alamut. The city is ruled by Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton), turns out she is the protector of a magic dagger.

This movie is loaded with action-maybe too much action. It has all the makings of a really good fantasy film. The special effects were over the top and became more important than the story. The last part of the movie was dragged out with extra scenes just to add extra effects. Action movie, with fighting love interests that finely fall for each other.

Difficult, not impossible.

Middle of the road fantasy movie—–05-10