Sunday, June 6, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"Everything changes with time."

- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Since I was in the mood for a good action type movie, I decided to check out this film based on the video game after reading Action Flick Chick's review (my fellow Filmgirl Force friend). I was not disappointed.

Going into the film, I had a feeling this one would be good. Rarely do Disney films disappoint me. And, I usually enjoy Jerry Bruckheimer produced films. This one was no exception.

The film had a great story to tell - it was full of twists and turns. I have to admit, there were quite a few unexpected surprises regarding the storyline which I really enjoyed - there were quite a number of unexpected moments.

(Note: For those that saw the film, one of my favorite quotes was "A true king considers the advice of counsel but always follows his heart").

I think Jake Gyllenhaal did a great job in portraying the main character, Dastan (aka The Prince of Persia). Personally, I've always enjoyed watching him on the big screen - I think he's a very talented actor.

Though, I found it interesting that he played such a different role from those that he usually portrays. Usually, I find him to portray the more smart, quiet, reserved type of character such as in this film. So, it was very interesting to see him play the more strong (physically as well as mentally) heroic type of character - he portrayed the role of Dastan quite well.

I also enjoyed the character of Princess Tamina (played by Gemma Arterton). She played a very strong female figure (mentally as well as physically) in the movie. I enjoyed her witful banter with Dastan very much - I think the two were very entertaining to see together on the big screen.

Apart from the story and the acting, what I really enjoyed about the film was the way it really played true to the video game. It felt like a big adventure and there were a lot of cool action scenes and of course, lots of jumping.

Regarding the action scenes, they were staged quite well. In a way, I felt that I was right there in battle - it all seemed like a video game full of strategy and action type scenes. There were some really great action scenes and stunts - it all played out very well to make a good action type movie.

(Note: For the fans of the video game, I think you'll be very pleased with the depiction of the film and how it stayed true to the game itself).

Overall, I really enjoyed the movie. The storyline, the acting and the intensity of the acton scenes really made it a good solid film - it was very enjoyable to watch.

If you're in the mood for an action type film with a lot of adventure, I definitely recommend this one.

Film Gurl's 15 Minute Rule: PASS

Happy movie watching!

(Note: For another perspective on the movie, check out the following reviews from my tweeps and fellow Filmgirl Force friends:

Action Flick Chick - Review Link
Zen B. - Review Link

p.s. Feel free to leave comments on any post either here and/or my Facebook Page. Comments are always welcome, thanks for reading!

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2dreviews said...

I agree it was definitely fun. Bruckheimer sometimes bothers people, butnot this guy :)

Film Gurl said...

Glad you enjoyed it too, thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

Reel Whore said...

I skipped this when it opened, but I keep hearing good things about Jake, Gemma and the action.

I'll be sure to check it out when it hits the cheap theater. Thanks for convincing me.

Film Gurl said...

Glad you enjoyed the review, it definitely was worth it - Disney films rarely disappoint me. It was a really good performance and entertaining movie overall, thanks for stopping by!

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