"Sands to the future. I guess ultimately it is what it is, a Disney backed video game adaptation of the blockbuster kind. In truth it works just fine and dandy as a family fantasy adventure, with swords and sandals - shields and sarongs, all in abundance. There's the mythical and the magical, the swish and the swash, the HD photography a treat for the eyes. The leads are pretty, likable and energetic, and even though it consistently reminds us that it is based on a video game (jumping and r"
"It's very, very bad but I guess I was in just the right mood for it because I actually kind of enjoyed watching _Prince of Persia_. I can't pinpoint even a single good thing about it, whereas I can immediately conjure many of its failings, but I just remember having some fun. _Final rating:★★½ - Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._"
"Never played the video game, but I enjoyed this film suitably. It has flaws, though there's enough to like about <em>'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'</em>. I rate Jake Gyllenhaal as an actor, while I don't think he's perfect for this role I did enjoy his performance all in all. The special effects are neat, especially for the dagger. The support cast are satisfactory, Alfred Molina being the standout behind Gyllenhaal. The premise is a pretty fascinating one, but I don't feel there is"
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