Enjoyable film. It had a medieval, Robin Hood-esque feel to it. It had time travel. TIME TRAVEL! Speaking of which, I think they should change the subtitle to: "The Sands Of Time: Because DeLoreans Haven't Been Invented Yet." It had Lizzie Bennett from Lost In Austen. It had freaking Ben Kingsley, who can play creepy like nobody else can. And, of course, it had Jake Gyllenhaal, who I'm a bit torn over.
It always bothers me when people look like Muppets. George Clooney looked like Statler in Leatherheads, and I haven't been able to appreciate him since.
Prince Of Persia's strong points:
Acting, at least from Gyllenhaal and Kingsley. Really amazing stuff out of both of them.
Special Effects: Some really cool stuff. Some of it was over-the-top, but I can let it slide, seeing as how this was a video game adaptation and that extra-techy stuff is probably what they were going for.
Music: Beautiful, mystical, memorable
Editing. Guh. I'm such a whiner when it comes to editing, I know, but this movie could've been better in that department. It could have used some better transitions, and some parts were just too long
Shades of Aladdin when Jake's character is a young boy. Running around the marketplace, jumping off rooftops, trying to get away from the soldiers -- I was half expecting to see a cheeky little monkey pop on screen and for Jake/Dastan to break into song!
I'd give it three stars out of five, except I really liked the time travel stuff and the fact that Dastan changed & grew as a person, and morphed from an arrogant jerk into a courageous gentleman. So four stars. Because I can.