First off, sorry for all those colons in the title. Only proctologists should see so many colons in such quick succession, and even though they are something of a necessity, they are a bit of an eyesore.
Now, in thise edition of Things I Learned From Movie X, I try to mine some precious knowledge from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, in which renowned Middle Eastern actor Jake Gyllenhaal plays the role of a filthy urchin who grows up to be a violent murderer, but who is also a prince so it's all gravy.
The best of these columns, in general, tend to come from films that are overblown, stupid yet kind of boring. Prince of Persia fulfills all three criteria, and is one of those glorious examples of people throwing a ton of money at the screen to scant reward, either artistically or commercially.