"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" did not bowl over critics, and with its $37.8-million take barely beat out "Sex and the City 2" for the No. 2 spot over the weekend. Still, a majority of people we talked to for Movie Club seemed to enjoy the film.
The crowd at the Pacific Theatre in Glendale was overflowing with patrons for both "Prince" and "Sex" on Friday night, but not many were willing to disclose their likes and dislikes on camera. Tony, in his swashbuckling finery, found a few fans (and hopefully future Movie Club participants), but overall, not enough video fodder.
Enter the Vista. We traveled to the classic Hollywood movie theater to get more reactions to the actioner starring Jake Gyllenhaal. We got a range of reactions, from utter revulsion to giddy enthusiasm. Though "Prince of Persia," along with the upcoming "The Last Airbender," have come under fire recently for 'whitewashing' casting, Gyllenhaal's on-screen presence and the film's action sequences seemed to take center stage.
This weekend, we'll be seeing the Russell Brand-Jonah Hill vehicle "Get Him to the Greek." Check back on Thursday for location and show times.
— Jevon Phillips
Photo: Tony Pierce as Dastan from "Prince of Persia," and Pierce with movie goers outside of the Pacific Theater in Glendale. Credit: Jevon Phillips