Thursday, June 24, 2010

Prince of Persia

Adapted from a computer game of a similar name, the story is set in ancient Persia and revolves around an orphan street kid named Dastan (Will Foster) who’s adopted by the King Sharaman (Ronald Pickup). Dastan quickly grows up, the adult version played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Raised alongside the King’s real sons, belligerent Tus (Richard Coyle) and the more sensible Garsiv (Toby Bebbell), and shown the tricks of the trade by his dad and uncle Nizam (Ben Kingsley), Dastan grows determined to show off his newly formed skills...

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So the effects were nice, and the backdrop for the movie was not too bad. But I found the pace of the story too slow. And there was not much character development. The ending was an open one, but it wasn't a particulary satisfying one either. The only thing going through my mind when it ended was... "that's it?!"


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