Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Toby Kebbell, Richard Coyle, Alfred Molina
Based on the very very famous video game, the movie narrates the adventures of Prince Dastan (Gyllenhaal), the prince of Persia. Dastan was adopted by the Persian king and went on to become a great warrior. The kings brother Nizam (Kingsley) and the kings sons Gus (Coyle) and Tarsiv (Kebbell) loved him and respected him. The Persian army invaded the holy city of Alamut based on infromation that it was manufacturing arms and supplying them to enemies. They seized Queen Tamina (Arterton) and made her the wife of Tarsiv. Dastan finds a dagger, which does not look like an ordinary dagger and holds a special power of which he has no knowledge. The king of Persia is murdered and Dastan is accused of treachery. He flees with Tamina and later learns of the power he holds in his hands. If the jewel on the dagger is pressed, he can go back in time and change the course of events. However, this can happen only if there is enough magical sand in the dagger. Dastan needs to go to Alamut to refill the dagger and go back in time to change the course of a lot of misfortunate events. The movie gives you a very mixed response with the adapted screenplay not being executed well enough. Jake Gyllenhaal was a huge misfit for the role of Dastan and action just does not suit him. There is nothing really to look forward to in the movie, the action is nothing special, Jake Gyllenhaal doesn't click and plot is badly executed. It does fulfill the role of an overall entertainer but nothing special here.
Thumbs up: Special effects
Thumbs down: Poor casting