by Marcus at the Movies
Thursday, June 3, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Marcus saw "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" over the Memorial Day weekend and says it's a royal blast. Based on a video game, the PG-13-rated movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Kingsley.
"This is no ordinary dagger."
That's not a dagger, this is a dagger around which the story revolves. Actually, it's the sand that makes this dagger tick -- backward in time. Thus it's a dagger time machine that everyone wants, but it must be returned to whence it came. It's the star weapon in a show that already has a full weapons cast.
"Swords of the best workmanship, steel-tipped arrows."
Yeah, those rubber-tipped arrows just aren't working out. Ben Kingsley here is far from the "Gandhi" he once portrayed, as the evil uncle who wants the dagger worse than anybody. I'll let the movie tell you why.