The trailer for Jerry Bruckheimer’s latest cash cow boasts more exposition than the prologue to David Lynch’s Dune. It’s also just as confusing. Here’s what we gleaned (we think). Leather-clad dude must get sand that turn back time. Pairs up with attractive chatterbox. As we’ve come to expect from Bruckheimer, there’s a Sternbergian approach to exotic locales, an attractive golden tint to the visuals, and preposterous CGI effects. Ben Kingsley is a long way from Ghandi. The interplay between Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton is cute. Both at some point bare midriff. We’re sure every care has been taken to make this a sand-logged Pirates of Baghdad. Not enough to make us rush out opening weekend, but the competition might not be much better. The script is credited to Jordan Mechner, Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard, Boaz Yakin, who only need 35 more cohorts to make it the full 40 thieves.
Trailerama: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time