Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time Review

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  • DVD Release Date: September 14, 2010
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Run Time: 116 minutes
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video
  • Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Steve Toussaint
  • Directors: Mike Newell
  • Producers: Chad Oman, Eric McLeod, Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003UYUR10

SYNOPSIS – In the spirit of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films transport you to the mystical lands of Persia for this wildly entertaining, epic action-adventure. It?s a race against time when a rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) reluctantly teams up with a rival princess (Gemma Arterton) to safeguard a magical dagger that gives its possessor the power to reverse time and rule the world. Filled with death-defying escapes and unexpected twists at every turn ? Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a fun-filled adventure that will keep your pulse pounding long after the credits end.

The normal progression of movie land is book idea translates to movie script which generates toys and games. Not so with the Jerry Bruckheimer film Prince of Persia. Jordan Mechner’s video game franchise trilogy (Prince of Persia, Prince of Persia 2, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) spawned the movie Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time. Its strong international box office performance, made it a 2010 blockbuster hit.

Recipe for production of a swashbuckling tale where anything can happen:

  1. Set in 6th century ancient Persia (now Iran), Prince of Persia for breathtaking landscapes in orange tones with deserts, canyons, valleys and mountains that pull the viewer in.
  2. Add generously acrobatic feats.
  3. Mix in ostrich humor and wit.
  4. Include some commentary on Middle East policies and politics.
  5. Finish with the concepts of time travel and magical artifacts.

The Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time has a running time of 116 minutes. Rated PG-13 for its intense scenes, this action movie borrows elements of epic and fantasy. It is well acted, edited, and scored. Even though the ending is over explained, I found myself engaged in watching a story without either foul language or explicit sex. Generous use of CGI, example the demonic snakes, adds to the telling of the intense tale of a rogue prince, a mysterious princess, and an ancient dagger. Violence is carefully edited. Take a look at the deleted banquet scene and you will know what I mean.

Here’s a clip from the movie called Narrow Escape.

Suggested retail price is 3-Disc BD Combo Pack is US: $44.99 (US) and $51.99 (Canada). DVD Bonus features include CineExplore: The Sands of Time; Deleted Scene: The Banquet; and An Unseen World: Making Prince of Persia.

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