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Movie Review: Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time (May, 2010)

Director: Mike Newell Screenplay: Boaz Yakin, prostate Doug Morino Release Date: May 28, 2010 Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley When I first heard this movie was to star Jake Gyllenhaal, I was immediately taken back. How can somebody so… white … play this role? He just looks so American, how could it work? Well, after watching the movie, not only did I continue to have the same reaction to all the other actors, it really didn’t take away from the movie as a whole. It would have been a better had they actually gotten Persians, or at the very least, darker skinned actors to play their respective roles, but it didn’t make me enjoy the film any less. After all, Prince of Persia IS a Disney film. I did however, find it quite amusing that everyone had an english accent. I had no idea that Persians had an english accent … yeah… I wasn’t sure what to expect with this – as I was hoping that it would be more dramatic. Once I saw the Disney logo come up, I realized that I would not get dramatic, but instead, probably a good adventure. And an adventure is what […]