I was in the mood for a big action trashy fun blockbuster after studying hard and having exams and that's what Bruckheimer and Mike Newell delivered.
I have to say I am so impressed with Gyllenhal's performance as Prince Dastan and he had not done only the acting but physicality to pull off some amazing stunts, which were his own and I thought Arterton as Princess Tamina was surprisingly good (specially after her dismal performance in Clash of the Titans). She actually put effort into her voice. She has been criticised for her performance as some critics have stated that her acting is just as bad in the Titans, but I'm afraid they are at fault for misinterpreting, she deserves praise and looked pretty.
Yes the story may have been weak with a bit of a dry and predictable script, but even in places it was surprisingly witty, this was due to the great romantic chemistry between Jake Gyllenhall and Gemma Arterton with witty banter that made it enjoyable. There was much more chemistry than between Arterton and Worthington in the Clash of the Titans. Newell I have to say in such a trashy fun Hollywood blockbuster, the romance is usually cheesy and pushed aside and I'm glad he instructed the script writers to put more witty banter in the dialogue, it worked.
Ben Kingsley though as villain Nizam was excellent and stole the show for best performance. Alfred Molina was superb as an ostrich racing money maker, he was hilarious.
The special effects were stunning, the scenery was lovely and the action was exciting and plenty with inventive editing techniques and camera shots.
All in all this was terrific fun and it really made my day and is certainly better then Clash of the Titans.
Tip: Keep your expectations low and you will have a blast.
4 / 5