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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…
Wir haben ein Herz für gut gemachtes Popcornkino. Im Podcast erklären wir, was „Prince of Persia“ mit Massenvernichtungswaffen zu tun hat, warum Jake Gyllenhaal für sein Gehüpfe Knie aus Titan gebraucht hat und für welchen Budenzauber Bruckheimer 200 Dollar, nein 200 Millionen Dollar ausgegeben hat. Das Genre nicht neu erfunden, aber anderthalb amüsante Stunden beschert: schoener-denken.de/blog/prince-of-persia/
Time to ask a difficult question for all of you: what's your favorite movie based on a video game.
I know that there's a curse where most video game movies are terrible, but there are a few of them that have turned out fine. (Among others are the animated Resident Evil films as well as the first one, Mortal Kombat, Silent Hill, Need for Speed, and Warcraft.)
For me, this is my favorite. I'm not too familiar with the games, so I can' describe how well this is as an adaptation, but as a film, it's perfectly fine. It's got great performances, a great production design, good effects, and a simple plot, especially for a time travel movie.
I wanna kiss an ostrich.
Disney's efforts with adapting Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was aiming to tap into the same magic that they captured with the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, but much like the sequels in that franchise, Prince of Persia isn't nearly as fun as the production team was hoping.
The fun void lays firmly with the poor characterization of our leads, the namesake of the movie as well as the princess who accompanies him, played by the least swarthy pair you could find: Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton. I don't know if I can fault the actors without directing some bile towards the script and the direction. The writers confused chauvinism with wit for the prince, and you…
What was with the temp music from Pirates of the Caribbean?
Guilty as charged. I really enjoyed this. Fun adventure, beautiful setting and Gemma Arterton. What more is to say. Jesus it is not a great film but just a solid aand not too serious addaption of the video game of the same name.
The last time I saw this movie was when it was released and I remember enjoying it. Going back however, I find it doesn't hold up for me. I like the time travel aspect of the movie and wish they had done something more with it, instead of using it in three scenes. I haven't played the video games that this was based on so I can't testify it stayed true to the source material, but the story seemed unnecessarily complicated. They should have added a few scenes to make certain motivations more clear instead of trying to shoe horn it in the end. I did find it entertaining, but not as much as I remember.
I really like this video game addaptation... Though many don't(Even my dad disliked it!)
This is fast becoming a guilty pleasure. I know plenty of people dislike it, but there's a genuinely entertaining boys own-style adventure that you can sit back and enjoying in an undemanding way. I guess we should be thankful for its box office failure too, as had they made sequels we wouldn't have had some of Gyllenhaal's best work of recent years!
originally this list had a very specific focus- now it's basically just english-language action cinema post-matrix.