New Releases: May 28

1. Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (Disney, 3,646 Theaters, 116 Minutes, Rated PG-13): Films based on video games do not do all that well at the box office. Granted, many of them are directed by Uwe Boll, so that might have something to do with it, but video game movies are a hard sell.

However, this particular video game adaptation has something going for it that others do not. It from the same producer and studio that gave us Pirates of the Caribbean. That hat was  film that was based on a amusement park ride. I think that would be a harder sell than a video game any way you look at it and that franchise has grossed beaucoup dinero.

Of course, it goes without saying that Jake Gyllenhaal is no Johnny Depp and the last two installments of PotC weren’t all that well receive by the critics. And the last time Ben Kingsley was in a video game adaptation, it was BloodRayne. Enough said. So there is no guarantees.

The plot involves a young prince who acquires a magical blade that allows him to control time. He must keep it from an evil warlord who wants to use it to rule the world.  

About William Gatevackes 1788 Articles
William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken Frontier.com, PopMatters.com and in Comics Foundry magazine.

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