The movie is a special effects-filled adventure. Star Jake Gyllenhaal shares top billing with the movie's other true star: the action.
There is a story to "Prince of Persia" involving brotherhood, a villain in disguise, and a priceless magical dagger. But the cat-and-mouse, action-filled aspect of this movie is what I cared more about watching.
The film is aimed at a younger audience. If I had to sum it up in a sentence, it is an "Indiana Jones" for teenage boys with romance, and Gyllenhaal thrown in for the teenage girls.
Gyllenhaal shows there's an action hero in him -- he just goes for it.
Rising star Gemma Arterton, the film's leading lady, can seduce you with her voice.
The one thing I didn't expect was a nice dose of comedy to balance all the other stuff. And it's clear the stars enjoy that as much as we do.
"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action.