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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…
This movie was pretty average, it had a dull and predictable storyline as I found my self drifting into my own world at certain points. Although for someone who loves epic adventures, in a desert fantasy land you might think its good. the main focus is on Jake Gyllenhaal (favourite character all ready chosen for you) who has a romantic connection with a young Persian princess who is protecting ancient artefact that has a incredible powers.The movie is loose on detail, such as the kingdoms in the movie that have no real depth into the culture of heritage. Its a Disney film as well so its expected to be light hearted
Attempts to launch film franchises based on video games have almost always ended up falling apart. This is a shame, because the source material being used is often quite rich, and full of narrative potential.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time doesn't know what to do with said potential. While certain elements of the games are present, such as the Dagger of Time and the Prince's acrobatic skills, they've been repackaged within a generic action-adventure film that has no sense of its own identity. The characters are very thin, the story relies on contrivances and heavily telegraphed plot beats, and the action is often poorly shot, making the battles feel weightless and boring. Ultimately, nothing sets it apart from…
Ostrich races. That is all.
Καλη βλακειουλα, αλλα τα εφε δυστυχως ηταν χαλια... Και δε μου αρεσε ο Jake σε τετοιο ρολο! :P
Même pour les beaux yeux -et pectoraux développés pour l'occasion- de Jake Gyllenhaal, je ne peux pas donner plus à ce gros navet. Je me suis ennuyée comme un rat mort, j'ai cru que la fin du film n'arriverait jamais et j'ai failli arrêter plusieurs fois. La Perse de carton-pâte Hollywoodienne ne convainc personne, Gemma Arterton est aussi convaincante en princesse du Moyen-Orient que le Pape en danseuse du ventre (pour être honnête, il en va de même pour le reste du casting...), et le tout est d'une grande médiocrité.
"What a glorious mess we are, Dastan"
Much like in comedies, you should take into account what a film is trying to accomplish. A comedies goal is to make you laugh. The goal of 'Prince of Persia' is to provide an enjoyable experience, one fit for popcorn stuffing consumption and it does just that. By moving at a fast pace, with easily digestible dialogue (though as a cinephile, it's nigh on unbearable at times) it works on a level not unlike prior Jerry Bruckheimer produced works 'Pirates of the Caribbean' albeit at a much lower quality.
There are flashes of brilliance within 'Prince of Persia'. The set design is great, the Arabian score is all encompassing of the tone and…
Jake. Only reason it's tolerable.
So many special effects sacrificed on the altar of Meh.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…