Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is the first big blockbuster to come out for the summer season. It’s tremendous fun, non-stop action and an adventure film with an appealing story. I not only enjoyed it but kept wondering when I could get a Blu-Ray copy so I could really step through some of the scenes and see how they were assembled. I bet you’re going to like it too.
As befits a film based on a video game, the performances in Prince of Persia are a bit larger than life, particularly the dastardly rogue that Kingsley plays. He’s a great actor, but the entire cast did a splendid job creating a straightforward adventure movie that eschews moral ambiguity and character development for action and stunts. It’s the genre, and it’s fun.