Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

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Released:  Friday, May 28, 2010  
Length:  116 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure
Rating: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaSome material may be inappropriate for children under 13.


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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time © Walt Disney Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Ubisoft's popular video-game series of the same name gets adapted for the big screen in this sweeping fantasy adventure starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton. The setting is sixth century Persia. A nefarious nobleman covets the Sands of Time, a legendary gift from the gods that allows its possessor to turn back time. Whoever owns the Sands of Time has the power to rule the world, and this villainous lord would use that power to enslave all of humanity. The only person capable of defeating this tyrant and saving the world is Dastan (Gyllenhaal), a youthful prince. Now, with plucky princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) by his side, Dastan will attempt to prevent the Sands of Time from falling into the wrong hands.

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Jerry Bruckheimer Discusses Prince of Persia: The Sand of Time  09/13/2010 4:45 PM EST
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Walt Disney Pictures Releases Prince of Persia Teaser Poster  07/20/2009 11:15 PM EST
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People all over Hollywood are trying to figure out why the Mouse moved this highly anticipated Jerry Bruckheimer production out of its previously announced June 16, 2009 slot. Opting instead to push the release of "POP : TSOT" back to May 28, 2010.   Some that I've spoken with have suggested that Mickey moved its Summer 2009 tentpole because Disney Studio execs were concerned that only 10 days sep...  More>>


Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Theatrical Review


Summer 2010 started off with a bang two weeks ago with Iron Man 2 smashing its way onto the silver screen, and this Memorial Day continues the summer blockbuster streak with Disney's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

Ubisoft's popular video-game series of the same name gets adapted for the big screen in this sweeping fantasy adventure, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton. The setting is sixth-century Persia. A nefarious nobleman covets the Sands of Time, a legendary gift from the gods that allows its possessor to turn back time. Whoever owns the Sands of Time has the power to rule the world, and this villainous lord would use that power to enslave all of humanity.  The only person capable of defeating this tyrant and saving the world is Dastan (Gyllenhaal), a youthful prince.  Now, with plucky princess, Tamina (Gemma Arterton), by his side, Dastan will attempt to prevent the Sands of Time from falling into the wrong hands.

If you are one that falls into the preconceived perception that this is "just another video-game movie" you couldn't be further from the truth. Director Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) has skillfully crafted an adventure film with the likes not seen since The Mummy or Indiana Jones.

The set pieces are simply amazing -- taking you back to the days of old by creating a Middle Eastern land that you simply fall in love with.

While being a bit apprehensive at first having leading man Jake Gyllenhaal carrying such a large film on his shoulder, he does an amazing job of making you fully believe he is a "street rat" turned prince. The supporting cast, including the fairly newcomer Gemma Arterton are fully utilized to their potential and are not just fluff to the film.  In fact some suprising comic relief comes from method actor, Alfred Molina (Spider-man 2) when needed in just the right places.

Dubbing the last few weeks of May 2010 as Prince of Persia week, Disney has spared no expense trying to get the general movie public's awareness of the movie on high alert.

  • Starting on May 17th in Hollywood, California, five previous Jerry Bruckheimer productions were shown to Cinema including, Beverly Hills Cop, Pirates of The Caribbean, and Top Gun, goers before finally showing the new Prince of Persia film;
  • During the Weekend of May 22nd, Disney started things off with a bang with parties going on throughout the country to celebrate its release. FlickDirect was lucky enough to attend the kick-off party at the MI-VI in Hollywood, Florida, which was decked out in Middle Eastern fashion and had Bollywood dances to promote the film -- putting on an amazing performance.

Ever since Disney and Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revitalized the adventure genre with Pirates of the Caribbean, they have been looking to strike gold again; while Prince of Persia: The Sand of Time is not at the same level, it is an extremely fun ride that I personally hope warrants a couple of sequels.

If you have some time this memorial day weekend and want to see a film, Prince of Persia: The Sands of time is definitely a great way to spend it.

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