Unlike 'Taken', 'The Prince' is burdened with extraneous elements and is largely devoid of style and momentum.
It is a film that doesn’t even really bother to make its most pivotal prop look good on screen. It chooses a shortcut over the simple appeal of a well-made prop, and that weakness permeates the entire movie.
It spends much more of its time languishing in mediocrity, delivering rote, tedious scares and a schematic storyline brought to tepid life by a cast mostly made up of subpar actors.
Despite having a built-in time limit, the film struggles to build the urgency of each situation, as it largely fails to develop its conceit to a point where the details don't matter.
'Jinn' could have been a singular experience. Instead, it is a subpar version of everything we've already seen.
There may be a handful of funny moments in this film, but they are ultimately overwhelmed by the lame repetition.
Touted as a horror comedy, the film is unable to achieve either effect very well.
Rather than give us a bad story and tell us that it was bad, it probably would have been better to offer audiences a good story and just commit to that.
The very first thing that must be said is that mermaids aren’t very scary. And even if you have a phobia of the creature, there isn’t a lot of it in the movie. The film takes its most unique feature and mostly keeps it out of the action.
Christophe Gans' 'Beauty and the Beast' strips away all the simple charm of the romance in order to deliver a big, computer generated climax.