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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.
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…
Sad to say that most of the time games don't adapt well to the big screen. The story is very basic and the action-scenes are over the top. There are times, when he is swinging through the city, I was searching for my game-pad to lend him a helping hand.
I want that problematicly brownfaced guy to n*t in me
Highly entertaining action Fantasy, I wasn’t sure that The Prince of Persia was going to be good at a glance, due to the trailer being a mixed bag. I can say that the film is far better than what I’d initially expect. The story is well done, and the action is quite solid for what it is. Of course the film could have been better, but as a whole, The Prince of Persia is a pleasant action fantasy that is well worth your time, and it boasts some rousing action and a good plot despite its flaws. Jake Gyllenhaal is good here, but he, of course has made better films.
Overall, The Prince of Persia is an exciting picture that…
Hay que reivindicar esta peli. Reivindicarla mucho.
Dog kan jeg ikke stå for selve universet, såkaldte "Persien", som filmen tager afsæt i, det ser smukt ud rent visuelt.
how much I like it (50): 33
how good it is (50): 34
overall (100): 67
Why I wanted to watch it:
Needed some nonsense.
What I liked:
- Gyllenhaal tries really hard and his accent isn't the worst ever.
- Rewind time effect was good, needed more creative uses of that.
Actually really liked this movie.
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