PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME
SEVEN, Saturday, 9pm, M ( 2010)
Based on the popular video game series, this ripping adventure yarn is a typical Jerry Bruckheimer blockbuster – plenty for the eyes to feast on but little to nourish the brain. Set in 6th- century Persia, nimble street dweller Dastan ( Jake Gyllenhaal, above) finds himself thrust into the unlikely role of heir to the throne, which eventually sees him framed for an assassination before coming into conflict with ruthless warlord Nizam ( Ben Kingsley). If you allow the action flick’s relentless pace and impressive CGI to distract you from its derivativeness, you’ll be royally entertained.