Saturday, September 18, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

Director: Mike Newell. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina. 116 min. Rated PG-13. Fantasy.

Only if you're interested in glamorous brain dead junk at the end of a busy day. This is proof of how Hollywood corrupts genuine talent - in this case the reputable director of Donnie Brasco and Four Weddings and a Funeral. What worries me is the "colon" after Prince of Persia, which means other words will be substituting The Sands of Time ... in time.

(Interesting imdb trivia: In February 2008, Iranian star Golshifteh Farahani was invited to do a screen test in London along with Gemma Arterton for the role of Tamina, but she was arrested at the airport by the Iranian authorities & banned from leaving the country for six months because she had played in Ridley Scott's Body of Lies.)

Mo says:


  1. It's based on an old unplayable computer game or an updated version of said game. I dont fancy it at all and would no doubt agree with your review.

  2. Oooooo ... I loved the idiotic old computer game! It was one of my 20s' guilty pleasures. But thank God I'm not the only one who hated the movie.