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Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time - Double Play (Blu-ray)

Released on 13 September 2010

Featuring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley & Gemma Arterton

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 12 years & over

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From the team behind Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean", Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this outlandish action-adventure filled with epic special effects and stupendous stunts. In a race against time, a rebellious prince and a rival princess must protect a magical dagger or face a world ruled by evil.

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.

  • 'Double Play Edition' includes the movie on 2 formats: Blu-ray & DVD!

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 Average rating (19 reviews)

 Epic Fail

| | See all nEoPOL's reviews (21)

From the "team" that brought us "Pirates Of The Caribbean", comes this rather lacking and somewhat boring effort. The trailer said it all, but I dared to hope for more, but in fact got even less.

The acting is up there with some of the worst and most wooden that I have ever seen, with the plot and even the scenery chewing the scenery! I wanted very much to say that Alfred Molina's performance as the Ostrich racing bandit was a saving grace but even this could do very little to help.

Overall, the "good" elements of this film, such as the music, effects and production design, all fail to truly impress, as they are all standard fare, with little to offer in the way inspiration.

But with the screenplay, direction and what can laughably be referred to as acting, with the less said about Gyllenhaal's English accent, strange for a Persian might I add, and even less said about Ben Kingsley's hammiest of hammy performances, this is a film dragged to deepest depths of failure.

"Pirates Of The Caribbean" had something, even at its worst that this doesn't, and that was chemistry. This was AWOL in this film, and the final point that I MUST make is in the form of a question, rhetorical or not I'll leave open to interpretation: Why, oh why, is Gemma Arterton continually being cast in films, let alone major blockbusters?

There's alot wrong with is film and visuals aren't the half of it, though the constant and often erratic camera movement doesn't help, but casting and character direction was at the forefront.

A comment regarding the computer to movie adaptation: There were certainly signs of its gaming roots, but these flourishes worked well enough, paying homage to the huge jumps and action cues which are common place in the genre. They was in many ways were the film's artistic integrity lies.

If a sequel is forthcoming and I PRAY not, then casting, if not recasting needs some serious consideration, as does removing Mike Newell from behind the camera.

 Great Saturday Afternoon Fun!

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Great fun for the family, this film is just non-stop action! The special effects are spectacular and the film is a visual feast. It has to be said that the screenplay is a little lacking and the directing is pretty poor; the actors turning in some real lack-lustre performances, but even so, it's great entertainment. If you like the movie, then well worth getting in HD, thanks to the amazing picture quality.

 Awesome Fun Movie!

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Why the harsh negative reviews of this movie is a mystery - its about having fun & credit were credit is due, the Production values definately earn 5 stars. Lavish set designs, spectacular scenery, brilliant SX & great performances from all - though why Jake Gyllenhaal had an Upper Class British accent & Alfred Molina sounding like an East End cockney, I've no idea - but who cares! Its very much in the vein of 'Pirates Of The Carribean', but not much in the way of character development or plot - but it's so well put together that its a great way to lose yourself for 2 hours & just suspend belief. Picture Quality is outstanding & the DTS HD is fantastic. Go in with no expectations, and you will enjoy!

 Fantastic movie!

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I loved this movie all the way through to the end. Good story and brilliant action scenes! Definitely in my top 5 for the year. One of my fav characters was Sheik played by Alfred Molina, such a funny character and also Tamina (Gemma Arterton) and Dastan (Jake Gyllenhall) because they had good chemistry together. This was a great movie and you will be sure to enjoy it if you like films such as The Mummy and National Treasure..

 Pirates meets the Mummy

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First of all I dont rate this movie 5 stars I actually would give it 4.5 because my out of 10 rating was a 9. So this is actually a 9/10 rating. If you have been let down like myself in previous years from rubbish like Tomb Raider and Resident Evil, 2 great games that got made into Movies then this is the game-changer!!!
The start is brilliant, Mike Newell gives us 5-10 mins of seeing the young Prince as a Orthan boy in the market standing up for his friend who gets stopped by the kings guard for stealing. The king is overwhelmed by the boys courage and takes him under his wing. The movie then goes 15 years on were we see Jake Gylenhall as the youngest of the 3 princes of persia. They invade a city for missing weapons and end up taking a mystical dagger and the beautiful Princess Tamina as there prize, played by the brilliant Gemma Arterton. It is from here the movie really picks up, Im not going to say why, but Prince Dastan (Jake) and Tamina end up running from the kingdom for something they didnt do. The relationship is very similar to the great Han Solo - Leia star wars bickering and keeps the movie flowing nicely. Its during one of these Arguments that Dastan learns the powers of the dagger that he discovered raiding Tamina's city. Releasing the sand from the dagger hilt turns back time by 1 minute, yet only the holder is aware of it. Its from here that Tamina and Dastan must take the dagger to the guardian temple before its stolen by others that want its powers. Thats all I will say on the Synopsis side of it. Graphically the film is supurb, Jerry Bruckheimer really pulls the stops out with the effects team. Support roles from Arterton, Sir Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina are great. And Jake Gylenhall is fantastic as the high flying, all action prince of persia. If you like your films with good action, humour and a gorgeous lead lady in Gemma (My own opinion) then this is definately for you. The scenery of Morocco is lovely and the film never gets slower than 400mph - A summer blockbuster to be proud of - Take note Michael Bay (Transformers) - this is how its really done.

ActorsJake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina, Toby Kebbell, Reece Ritchie, Richard Coyle, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Ambika Jois, Steve Toussaint & Selva Rasalingam
DirectorMike Newell
Certificate12 years and over
SubtitlesEnglish ; Danish ; Dutch ; Finnish ; Icelandic ; Italian ; Norwegian ; Portuguese ; Spanish ; Swedish
Duration1 hour and 50 minutes (approx)