Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Rated: PG 13

By Erin Lanier


The exciting period piece known as “Prince of Persia” is sure to go down in history as one of the great action movies of our time. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Dastan, the adopted son of King Sharaman, who tends to get himself caught up in the most dangerous predicaments. Being born on the streets instead of in a palace has its advantages at times as Dastan uses his parkour and fighting skills to out run, out fight, and outwit the men who are after the legendary “Dagger of Time” which  has fallen into the prince’s possession. He sets off on a quest to keep the dagger safe along with the lovely Princess Tamina, played by Gemma Arterton.  Will the dagger fall into the wrong hands? Will the tough Tamina stop bullying Dastan long enough to figure out she likes him? You’ll have to go see the movie to find out!


Every story, movie, book, plot line, has some sort of lesson to be learned (most at least). Though not the main theme of the movie, this theme stood out to me. “A great man would have stopped the wrong, no matter who gave the order.” – King Sharaman. At the beginning of the film, Prince Tus, the eldest brother, decided that they should attack a city against their father’s wishes. Dastan disagreed but went along with it in the end. He decided to go with what everyone else was doing instead of stopping what he knew to be wrong. The king was disappointed that Dastan did this. Don’t let our King be disappointed with you.


Blood sightings – 3 out of 5

Language – 2 out of 5

Inappropriate Content – 1 out of 5

Over all rating – 4 out of 5


Hey guys, I’m Erin. I’m 14 years old–soon to be 15. I have lived in Texas my whole life–Texas girl through and through, but, no, I do not ride a horse to school. I have two awesome parents. My dad is a professor at the local university and my mom is a stay at home writer. My older sister Holly has a job up north so I don’t get to see her much, but I love it when we do get to visit her. I have three very loud, annoying, but somehow really lovable dogs. I am a sophomore in high school and a black belt in Tae Kwan Do. I enjoy acting, singing, reading, and writing. I absolutely love acting! I have been in several productions at my community theater and at my school. (read more…)


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