Sunday, June 27, 2010

Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Review

Utilized one of my free movie ticket to watch Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time not too long ago since I have yet to catch it that time.

The story is about an orphan boy named Dastan played by Jake Gyllenhaal who after his show of courage against the Persian army at a marketplace, he was adopted by the Persian King.

Fast forward 15 years after the incident, Dastan, a now grown man was with his foster brothers Tus and Garsiv and the uncle Nizam as adviser and the King's brother. They were planning on the attack of the holy city of Alamut on the grounds of the rumor of Alamut were selling weapons to their enemies.

Knowing the fall of the city is imminent, the Princess of Alamut commanded her guard to take a mystical dagger which can grant the owner the ability to turn back time for a short period to correct and redo a given situation to bring it to safety. However, the dagger falls into the hands of Dastan.

When the King of Persia arrives and being very upset for the sacred city attacked by his armies, suggests the Princess of Alamut, Tamina to marry Dastan. During that period, Dastan unknowingly presented a poisoned robe as gift to the King of Persia which killed him.

Framed of being the murderer of the king, Dastan fled with Princess Tamina's help and since then they were stuck with each other to help each other in accomplishing their purpose, Dastan to clear his name and Princess Tamina to bring the dagger to safety.

Although it was really entertaining watching the agility of Dastan and the many great CGI effects put on display,I somehow just felt that it lacks a finishing touch to it. I don't know what it is, but it surely lacks something that would make me say this is a great and fantastic film. Or it could well be the probability of me being a tad tired of my lackluster life. hmmm.

I give the movie 3.5 stars out of 5.