“Everything changes with time.”
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Since I was in the mood for a good action type movie, I decided to check out this film based on the video game after reading Action Flick Chick’s review (my fellow Filmgirl Force friend). I was not disappointed.
The film had a great story to tell – it was full of twists and turns. I have to admit, there were quite a few unexpected surprises regarding the storyline which I really enjoyed – there were quite a number of unexpected moments.
(Note: For those that saw the film, one of my favorite quotes was “A true king considers the advice of counsel but always follows his heart”).
I think Jake Gyllenhaal did a great job in portraying the main character, Dastan (aka The Prince of Persia). Personally, I’ve always enjoyed watching him on the big screen – I think he’s a very talented actor.
Though, I found it interesting that he played such a different role from those that he usually portrays. Usually, I find him to portray the more smart, quiet, reserved type of character such as in this film. So, it was very interesting to see him play the more strong (physically as well as mentally) heroic type of character – he portrayed the role of Dastan quite well.
I also enjoyed the character of Princess Tamina (played by Gemma Arterton). She played a very strong female figure (mentally as well as physically) in the movie. I enjoyed her witful banter with Dastan very much – I think the two were very entertaining to see together on the big screen.
Apart from the story and the acting, what I really enjoyed about the film was the way it really played true to the video game. It felt like a big adventure and there were a lot of cool action scenes and of course, lots of jumping.
Regarding the action scenes, they were staged quite well. In a way, I felt that I was right there in battle – it all seemed like a video game full of strategy and action type scenes. There were some really great action scenes and stunts – it all played out very well to make a good action type movie.
Overall, I really enjoyed the movie. The storyline, the acting and the intensity of the acton scenes really made it a good solid film – it was very enjoyable to watch.
If you’re in the mood for an action type film with a lot of adventure, I definitely recommend this one.
Happy movie watching!
(Note: For another perspective on the movie, check out the following reviews from my tweeps and fellow Filmgirl Force friends:
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