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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (film)
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Warnings: moderate violence, spoilers for Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Summary: A foolhardy man has only himself to blame for his woes. It takes a reason to turn a  foolhardy man into a great man. Dustan has many Reasons.

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Story: Dustan jumps into action with no thought of how those actions will affect those he loves. When everything dear to him is taken, he fights to understand whats happened, and turns back the clock to stop his own madness.

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Exploring: Prince of Persia

Exploring: Prince of Persia The Sands of Time

The Sands of Time only caught a passing interest from me.  Movies based on games tend to be a hit and miss venture with most of the time being a miss.  Add to that Disney’s involvement and this project had caution written all over it.

That is until I watched the trailer.  Now I'm excited about Prince of Persia.

The effects looks good.  I like the use of a broader variety of weaponry especially the more exotic ones used by the The Hassan sins.  The trailer does a nice job of setting up the back and forth between Dastan and Princess Tamina, even if a bit cliche.

  	 Fandango     - We've Got Your Movie Tickets!I get a Romancing The Stone, Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider kind of vibe for the film.

The Sands of Time hits theaters 21 May 2010.

Will you watch it in the theater,  rent it  or don't even care?  let me know in the comments.

The Story:

Based on the game Prince Of Persia Prince of Persia HD Movie Trailer.  Dastan is a street urchin in 6th century Persia. Adopted by the king as his heir after showing valor in battle in hopes of keeping the king’s two sons from fighting over the throne.  Dastan teams up with Princess Tamina  to rescue the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that controls time, from the hands of the villainous nobleman, Nizam.

Movie Facts

  • Studio:  Walt Disney Pictures
  • Director:  Mike Newell
  • Produced by:  Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Written by:  Jordan Mechner, Boaz Yakin
  • Stars:  Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina
  • (Wikipedia)
  • (The Official Site)

Prince of Persia: The Dagger and Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

Story Featurette

The Hassan Sins Featurette

Theater or Renter: May 2010

Trailer


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Prince of Persia: The Dagger and Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

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A featurette is out for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time looking at the dagger and the sands of time that is held within the dagger.

prince-of-persia-sands-of-time-daggerI love the look of the dagger.  The production and effects team went through a lot of effort to keep the dagger's qualities close to those of the period yet giving it some unique twists to help it stand out as special.  These details help to maintain the illusion of reality and are some of the small yet major elements that can make the experience of watching a fantasy tale.

The dagger also has intricate engravings that run the full length of the blade.

It's the details like this that excites me about the film.

Watch the featurette below.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time hits theaters May 28th 2010.

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