By Jack Rico
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action.
Release Date: 2010-05-28
Starring: Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard, Jordan Mechner, Boaz Yakin
Official Website: http://adisney.go.com/disneypictures/princeofpersia/
Movies based on videogames are usually not very successful in Hollywood as in the case of Max Payne, Street Fighter and Hitman recently. But ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time‘ is perhaps one of the best in the genre and that’s not necessarily a compliment.
The film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Artenton and directed by Mike Newell (Love in the Time of Cholera), follows an adventurous prince who joins a rival princess to stop an evil ruler whose plan to unleash a sandstorm could destroy the world.
Although the film is visually stunning and at times entertaining, the film tends to be very childish and not absorbent enough to retain the interest of adults. However, the infantile humor and cheezy romance is perfect for teenage audiences.