Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

Time plays a great leveller

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

Based on a very popular video game by the same name, “Prince of Persia” stars Gyllenhaal as Dastan, an orphan-prince who is adopted by virtuous King Sharaman. All goes well for Dastan until he is set to marry the beautiful Princess of Alamut, Tamina (Arterton).  Some Persian court members hatch a plot to kill the king which will ultimately lead to Dastan’s elimination.

They poison the cloak which Dastan was to present it to the king. And with King Sharaman dead, Dastan and Tamina are on the run trying to figure out the culprits while protecting a magical dagger that could change time.

“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” was expected to be a summer blockbuster and it had a large following among gamers before the release. However, looking at what this action thriller offers — a boastful classic storytelling style, bare chests, shiny armour, sexy cast and extra special effects —there is really nothing new one can chew.

One person who seems to be enjoying every bit of Gyllenhaal’s biceps and of ‘sexy’ Arterton’s abs was overheard saying: “They seem to be enjoying being chased by their the bad guys… and look at them all in their finest.” This remark satisfactorily sums up the whole movie.

There’s nothing worthy in Gyllenhaal and Arterton acting capabilities except for the fact that their sexy exploits make a beautiful sight with the rusty settings in the background. Kingsley does his job fairly well as King Sharaman’s brother; but the real fun comes only from Alfred Molina in the form of an opportunistic character named Sheik Amar.

“Prince of Persia...”, rightly deserves a huge collection on day one for being over-rated by the media and numerous special previews. However, the sad part is that movie-goers will not crown this Walt Disney production ‘king’ at the box office.