MOVIE REVIEWS

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

ADD TO MY FAVORITES
7/10 NR

May 19, 2010

Share your thoughts. We appreciate it!

By John Chard January 29, 2017

Sands to the future.

I guess ultimately it is what it is, a Disney backed video game adaptation of the blockbuster kind.

In truth it works just fine and dandy as a family fantasy adventure, with swords and sandals - shields and sarongs, all in abundance. There's the mythical and the magical, the swish and the swash, the HD photography a treat for the eyes. The leads are pretty, likable and energetic, and even though it consistently reminds us that it is based on a video game (jumping and rolling, jumping and rolling), the choreography is niftily arranged and there's a lovely old fashioned feel to the story; which works in that wonderful Sinbadish way.

Not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, and if one was so inclined? One could deconstruct the faults of the production with the same clinical impact of that achieved by Ben Kingsley's (Sir) wallet when it hit the floor after this paycheck was deposited. It should be viewed in the spirit of how Alfred Molina plays his character, with tongue in cheek and a complete understanding of how to have a good time with popcorn fluff. Prince of Persia is forgettable come the end credits, but at least it was a fun date. And for that we are truly grateful. 7/10

'Only the Brave' - The story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots falls short of a heroic tribute

'Only the Brave' - The story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots falls short of a heroic tribute

October 19, 2017

Josh Brolin plays Eric Marsh in the woefully inadequate firefighter tribute '...

The Foreigner – A Deep Action Film

The Foreigner – A Deep Action Film

October 19, 2017

Jackie Chan still has it and you definitely don’t want to push him too far.

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women – A Slow Biopic

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women – A Slow Biopic

October 19, 2017

Now here’s a story that you probably haven’t heard of. At least I haven’t. Ev...

HAPPY DEATH DAY (2017) REVIEW

HAPPY DEATH DAY (2017) REVIEW

October 18, 2017

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! SO, I DON’T HAVE TO PICK UP THE PHONE!!!

Best new movies to see this month

Best new movies to see this month

October 17, 2017

Looking to see the best movies this month? Read Critic Reviews, Contributor R...

What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend?

What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend?

October 16, 2017

Looking for a movie to watch this weekend? Blade Runner 2049, Geostorm, Snowm...

Happy Death Day Review

Happy Death Day Review

October 16, 2017

From Blumhouse Pictures and the minds behind the Paranormal Activity franchis...

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – A Smart Dysfunctional Family Dramedy

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – A Smart Dysfunctional Family Dramedy

October 14, 2017

Netflix has been hitting it out of the park this year with their original fil...