If Disney is trying to find a franchise replacement for Pirates of the Caribbean
-- or at least fill the void until they make a fourth installment -- then they pretty much missed the mark with Prince of Persia
. Basing the film on the popular video game of the same name, director Mike Newell tries to find the perfect balance between interesting characters, coherent action sequences, and the fun comedic moments that this type of summer movie blockbuster requires, but the story races from elaborate set piece to even more elaborate set piece with reckless abandon, leaving this Arabian Nights
-style adventure charmless.
The story centers on D...