Monday, 2 May 2011

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)

Waste Of Time - 2/5
So I saw this film the other day called Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time. I think an apt word to sum up the rest of this film review would be dire. With the story provided and the legacy of the video game series the film had a lot to live up to but also it had firm foundations on which to build a coherent and entertaining all out action film. What they created was a mixture of disappointing comedy and half-hearted action combined with possibly one of the worst story lines I've ever encountered. The plot is only one that really works in a video game scenario where the user determines the outcome. In a film however the viewer is left frustrated and downright angry at the outcome. I don't want to spoil the ending but it was an absolute kick in the teeth and rendered the 110 minutes of viewing totally wasted.

What really ground my gears about the film was the way in which it was written. In my opinion, if they wanted to make the video game into a film, thy should have stuck to a serious plot which could have drawn the viewer
in. Instead they tried to inject humour. Why?? It wasn't even quality humour! We got ridiculous scenes featuring An Education star Alfred Molina attempting to be amusing. He has subsequently gone way down in my estimations due to this performance.

As I have mentioned I found the story hard to follow and wildly ridiculous. The acting wasn't much better and, although I've come to expect such mediocrity from Jake Gyllenhaal, I do not expect that same from Sir Ben Kingsley or Alfred Molina.

I can't really imagine anybody enjoying this film. I certainly wouldn't recommend it to those who are thinking of watching it. It was more of a let down than Clash Of The Titans, and that's saying something.

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5 comments:

myfilmviews said...

I actually enjoyed it and thought it was a nice popcorn flick...

okinawaassault said...

And to think the same guy directed 'Donnie Brasco'

Jack Ibbetson said...

Hah gone done a bit since then.

Rachel [ f.g.i. ] said...

I couldn't even finish this movie. It was THAT terrible.

Jack Ibbetson said...

Rachel I would have done the same but once I start a film I have to finish it.But yeah, terrible...

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