The first official trailer for Jerry Bruckheimer's The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
is now up for all the internet to see [update: we've added our embedded version above -- and read our in-depth analysis right here
]. The long and short of it, it actually looks pretty good. Of course, the trailer is comprised mainly of quick cuts of action and narration filled with cliched adventure story tropes. Then again, as a video game adaptation, maybe that's to be expected.
Still, there doesn't appear to be anything overtly awful
just yet, so the hope is still alive. If Bruckheimer can turn a theme park ride
into a successful film franchise, maybe, just maybe, he can do it with a game too.