Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Defy the Future
A rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (Gemma Arterton) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world. Based on the action-adventure video game of the same name.
"You can't organize an ostrich race with just one ostrich!"
Prince of Parkour: The Stunts of Time is a film where true brotherhood means giving up the woman-object you desire to the main character because he's had the most screen time and it wouldn't make sense the other way around. It raises important questions like: Why do White People playing Not White People always speak in British? Is this what Exodus is going to be like?
You'd be right to wonder what I'm doing watching nonsense like this when it's so clearly not my cup of tea. Well, I knew nothing was going to live up to The Thin Red Line, and I wanted to watch more of Jake Gyllenhaal's…
Unable to get of bed on this chilly winter Sunday morn, I needed something light to watch. So I stuck on Netflix (other streaming sites are available) and I whacked this on before my eyes.
It's not great. I understand this. But it's far from the piece of shit that some will have you believe. I guess it suffers from the stigma of being a "Video Game Movie", but if you compare it to the dreck that truly blights the genre, it's a freaking masterpiece.
Now I'm not actually saying its a masterpiece. That would be ridiculous. But the hatred I've heard steeped upon it is rather unfair. If ever there was a three-star movie, it would be this.
Clearly Jake Gyllenhaal’s magnum opus. Makes me wonder if Justin Kurzel and Michael Fassbender will be able to let this year’s Assassin’s Creed not suck somehow. I’m not putting money on it.
Quite pleasant fantasy that breaks no new ground but threads the familiar path with certainty. Probably the best movie ever to be based on a videogame.
Er.... Button-Moon-faced beauty Gemma Arterton kicks a man-shaped stage wig through a series of one-note CGI-assisted set pieces. Featuring Gyllenhaal's hair attempting a non-blow dry Harry Hamlin, Alfred Molina's bizarre slightly-off-beat comic timing, and Sir Ben looking as if he needs a few years Panto practice in Blackpool to nail his dastardly Evil-Lyn.
Pretty much interchangeable with my review of Clash of the Titans.
Film #20 of my Hanging Out with Disney project
(From the Prince of Persia soundtrack; www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oSggsWhwMw&list=PL47396371E9579BD8&index=1)
Wow. Just... wow. I'm just appalled at the fact that Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer had the idea to produce a crappy movie based on a video game series that almost no one's ever heard of, a genre that's been the subject of flop after flop after flop, and were wanting it to be their next Pirates of the Caribbean. Sure Bruckheimer's produced some terrible films in his career (Pearl Harbor, but the fault there lied more on Michael Bay, G-Force, but that was more juvenile Disney's stupidity there, and Kangaroo Jack, whatever the heck that mess was), but neither of those film seem as…
I remember liking this more, but it's still a fun adventure/time-travel movie. What bothers me most about it is the all-white cast. I like all these actors, but it would be a much cooler movie with some actual Middle Eastern talent.
Enjoyable. I wonder that I never hear about this movie?
What was with Jake Gyllenhaal's accent in this movie? It made no sense for the character he played. If it wasn't for the gambler who organises ostrich races this film would've been doomed.
"Have you ever tried to organise an ostrich race with only one ostrich"
It's Jerry Bruckhiemer and Disney, so you know what you're gonna get. Like Alladin with parkour. Not the greatest thing I've ever seen, but certainly not the worst either.
Good old game.
This movie is so boring that my friend and I left the theater to go to the arcade in the movie theater. We played the skill crane game and won a stuffed animal. We played dodgeball with it, however the manager told us to either go back to our movie or get out. So we watched the rest. It sucked.
Relatively engaging, until the terrible, TERRIBLE ending.
An undeniably beautiful film but a let down. Led by a strong dedicated performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, the best video game movie of all time is maybe one of the worst 'epic' fantasy movies of all time.
Bland, hokey, uninspired script leads a useless narrative with choppy badly edited action sequences, cheesy plot flashbacks and ill-conceived stunts and poor directing.
Pure disappointing drivel. After the Pirates set a new bar for action-adventure-comedy, POP dashes that to ground with this meaningless, deeply-flawed tripe. Even Exodus Gods and Kings was better than this.
El whitewashing es el menor de los problemas que tiene esta película. Terrible guión que no le deja nada a los protagonistas. Hay una escena donde Alfred Molina habla con un avestruz, si la película tuviese más de eso y del Ben Kinglsey en modo 'soap opera villain' esta película por lo menos sería más disfrutable. Eso y que desperdiciaron la oportunidad de hacer una película de viajes en el tiempo.
Supongo que sólo vale la pena por Gemma Arterton que es un verdadero bombón.
Films I have rated one and a half stars or less.