Going to the Movies – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a Fun-tastic Visual Adventure
Persianesque / Sanaz Khalaj-Santos
26-May-2010 (one comment)

With a perfect mix of action, comedy, drama, suspense, and adventure–the Shahnameh and A Thousand and One Nights-inspired Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, delivers!

The characters are built fast and smart. So don’t worry if you aren’t familiar with the video-game, you’ll have no problem understanding the connections and dynamics of the characters, or the plot in general.

The story follows Dastan, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, and his quest for returning the sand-fueled/activated dagger that falls into his hands, back to its rightful owner. Otherwise, if the dagger is stolen–which it is–and used by evil forces/people, the result can mean; the destruction of everything.

Gyllenhaal brings a mystical yet relatable energy to his Persian character and continues to shine in our new official favorite blockbuster movie for 2010, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

Gyllenhaal, whom we’ve added to our list of our “honorary-Persians”–which already includes Fardin lookalike, George Clooney–is a force amongst his peers: He’s hot and talented! (Maybe he’s got some kind of Persian blood in his ancestry? We can only hope!)

“I know I wanted to get the character across in a lot of the action, so I know I wanted to do it myself,” Jake said in an interview with Regis and Kelly this morning about doing the French-origin acrobatic “free-running” moves known as: Parkour/Parcours, (sometimes also abbreviated to PC), or l’art... >>>

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by Tantrix on

It's the best movie adaption of a game and has good actors and good environment, but that's it.

Seriously, why did they had to add all this family drama? Ueeh, Disney...

Mechner wrote a better script back then but has been rewrited by several other writer to make it "Disney friendly".