Sunday, May 30, 2010
So I went to see the new Disney film, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, yesterday with my brother, mother, niece, and my conscience. No I am not telling you that it was the best movie I've seen from Disney. However, it was good...not awesomely great, but good. I loved the character that Jake Gyllenhal plays. It was not stagnent like many action characters can be. Gyllenhal's characte is Dastan... an orphan that runs amok and is given a chance to become Prince of Persia by the sheer force of personality and courage that he displays when the king first sees him.....The movie itself seems to be Moses meets Aladin with a ton of gymanstics thrown in for good measure. I really liked Dastan and Gyllenhal filled those shoes wonderfully...my problem is that without Gyllenhaal I wouldn't have watched the film. The other characters doesn't seem to be as strongly represented. You mostly see Dastan and his search for a way to save his family. Princess Tamina, played by Gemma Artenton, could have been a great foil for Dastan if we could have seen her "grow" more as Dastan does. The relationship between those character reminded me of The Scorpion King...hostile, hostile, hostile-- until her people's life depends on him. I would say that it was worth the ticket for the movie but not the popcorn. I don't think that I will be buying this movie for my house collection..maybe for the school collection- no cussing, no sex, no nakedness, no major problems- except the deaths that happened- but not my personal collection for family...I think that it had the potential to be great but it fell a little short of my greatness mark.