Trailerama: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

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.

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2 Responses to “Trailerama: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”

  1. Spring Movie Preview 2010 « SquallyShowers Says:

    […] Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Release date: May 28 Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley A Persian street kid gets a leg up in life when the king makes him his heir. Next on the list: wresting control of time from an evil courtier. The auteurist in Squally laps up anything by Mike Newell (Donnie Brasco), but the principal appeal of this Jerry Bruckheimer popcorn accompaniment will be how long Gyllenhaal keeps his shirt off. Fun fact: The video game’s creator Jordan Mechner directed a documentary about Chavez Ravine, a vanished Los Angeles neighborhood that also inspired a Ry Cooder concept album. […]

  2. Spring Movie Preview 2010 « SquallyShowers Says:

    […] Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Release date: May 28 Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley A Persian street kid gets a leg up in life when the king makes him his heir. Next on the list: wresting control of time from an evil courtier. The auteurist in Squally laps up anything by Mike Newell (Donnie Brasco), but the principal appeal of this Jerry Bruckheimer popcorn accompaniment will be how long Gyllenhaal keeps his shirt off. Fun fact: The video game’s creator Jordan Mechner directed a documentary about Chavez Ravine, a vanished Los Angeles neighborhood that also inspired a Ry Cooder concept album. […]

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