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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time [DVD] [2010]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (103 out of 108)

    Special Features


    • An unseen world: making Prince of Persia

    Synopsis


    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
    Ubisoft's popular video-game series of the same name gets adapted for the big screen in this sweeping fantasy adventure starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton. The setting is sixth century Persia. A nefarious nobleman covets the Sands of Time, a legendary gift from the gods that allows its possessor to turn back time. Whoever owns the Sands of Time has the power to rule the world, and this villainous lord would use that power to enslave all of humanity. The only person capable of defeating this tyrant and saving the world is Dastan (Gyllenhaal), a youthful prince. Now, with plucky princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) by his side, Dastan will attempt to prevent the Sands of Time from falling into the wrong hands. Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) directs a script penned by Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Jordan Mechner, and Boaz Yakin. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jake Gyllenhaal
      Jake Gyllenhaal - Dastan
    • Gemma Arterton
      Gemma Arterton - Tamina
    • Ben Kingsley
      Ben Kingsley - Nizam
    • Alfred Molina
      Alfred Molina - Sheik Amar
    • Steve Toussaint
      Steve Toussaint - Seso



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 108 reviews

    95%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Entertainment

      Posted
      cubateve

      I expected to like this movie, and was afraid I would be disappointed. I wasn't. It isn't epic, but it is a great piece of entertainment. Well acted, and a good balance of intensity and humor. It will be one my family will re-watch often. If you liked the video game, you'll enjoy the movie (I had lost my copy of the game and went and bought a new copy of it the day after seeing this movie, so that should tell you how much we enjoyed it). The surround sound is good quality - present, but not overdone. (It's not comparable to some of the top surround movies like Master & Commander.) Picture quality is also very good. Digital copy is easy to redeem, and excellent quality. I haven't yet watched the DVD copy. I haven't looked at any of the DVD extras, so I can't comment on them.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Decent Action But Mostly Cheesy Overall

      Posted
      Jess
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The Prince of Persia game character has great entertainment value but Disney pretty much messed up it's attempt to turn the game into a great movie or for sub-subsequent titles to come. The action was decent but the the overall movie was cheesy: Jake Gyllenhaal should never again have or wear long hair as he did in this movie, many of the sets (even with their CGI surroundings) actually looked like sets in a studio warehouse (disassembling the believably of this story), and some of the special effects lacked the quality and luster to make this an excellent film. I would go as far as to say that The Prince of Persia movie is about as visually entertaining and portrays a quality similar to or less than Disney's John Carter.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie!

      Posted
      wdwobsessed

      I loved this movie. My husband has played the game, and it really works well with the story of the game. The actors were good. This is an excellent movie for guys and girls. The guys love the action, and the girls like the love story. Jake Gyllenhaal isn't bad on the eyes at all here either. My husband liked Gemma Arterton also. The special effects are really great too. It is very action packed and it has some good humor in it. I love period movies, and I just couldn't get enough of the scenery. This was shot in Morocco, and I hope to go there someday. They went to great detail to make this movie look authentic to the period. I plan to watch it again and again!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Very good, however ------- stay awake!!

      Posted
      lucky55
      • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

      This film looks great and the acting is very good etc. however for some reason i felt the plot was predictable and all the chase scenes came across as overdone and tiresome it felt like i was watching the same chase over and over again. there is alot of running in this movie so much that i felt tired by the time it was all over this made me feel like the movie was about 20min too long....i suppose if you play the game then the run jump run etc etc action in this film is more for you. for me it felt like a indiana jones rip off with a cool dagger and a hot girl....not very original....

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good videogame movie adaptation!

      Posted
      BuuJJ
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Not a lot of videogame movies are really THAT great. I thought one of the best ones were Mortal Kombat, and the first Resident Evil movie, but this one is in my list for one of the best videogame movie adaptations. If you've played the game like I did, you'll be able to connect to the movie a lot better. I played (and beat) the game myself so when I heard a movie is coming out, I was thrilled and wanted to see how it will turn out. I wasn't disappointed. This movie is not excellent, it wasn't bad either. I'd say it's a good movie for the whole family.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      better than anticipated

      Posted
      KimbaU

      after reading the critic's reviews I wasn't sure what to expect, but once again I find that my opinion of a movie is much higher than the critics- if you are looking for a good action packed few hours this is a great movie. Great special effects, fast moving plot- I actually had to go back and watch a second time to make sure that I got it all! definitely ranks higher on my list than other video games converted to movies in the past

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good Game to Movie Translation

      Posted
      BigSisATL

      Short of not using authentic Persians for any of the major roles, I think this movie was a good big-screen translation of the video game (which my household owns on Wii, PlayStation, AND Xbox). Jake and Gemma's accents are on point for the characters they play. The cinematography is excellent, even in some of the cornier scenes of the movie. I would have given it a 3.5 if the rating scale had allowed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Disney Movie

      Posted
      AshleySLP2b

      Good movie with well developed plot and character development! The acting was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. The only disappointment came when accessing the extras... I am a fan of commentary by the actors and this movie does not have that. Still bought it anyway and I would definitely recommend this movie to my friends.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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