DEFY THE FUTURE.
After attacking the sacred city of Alamut, the Persian King is poisoned to death; the adopted prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) is blamed and escapes together with the princess of Alamut (Gemma Arterton). There are times when the visual effects in this adaptation of the video game look dazzling, and the filmmakers have at least tried to emulate some of the old-fashioned magic that boosted the Indiana Jones movies… but the palace intrigues and a mysterious dagger that dominate the story are not enough to set things on fire and the two leads are simply put underwhelming.
2010-U.S. 116 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Mike Newell. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal (Dastan), Gemma Arterton (Tamina), Ben Kingsley (Nizam), Alfred Molina, Steve Toussaint, Toby Kebbell.