JERRY BRUCKHEIMER made a couple of tries this year to recapture some of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" magic, and the first was "Prince of Persia."
It's a breezy, swashbuckling adventure yarn featuring Jake Gyllenhaal as an adopted member of a royal family rooting out throne-grabbing treachery with the help of a pretty girl and a magic dagger.
The movie was a hit overseas, but a borderline dud in the U.S. But "Persia" is not as bad as its box-office rep and is very suitable for families, though the DVD is miserly with special features.
Also available this week, "Letters to Juliet" and "Just Wright," recent movies that have contributed to the new consensus that romantic comedy is dead.