Saturday, September 18, 2010

Prince of Pesia

First of all Jake Gyllenhaal was chosen to play the main character because he looks like the character in the video game not because he looks Persian.


Prince of Persia is the very definition of a typical mediocre summer blockbuster.  It looks good and is well acted, but the plot and the action have been done to death.  The ending is actually really typical in movies containing time travel. highlight the next part to show spoilers The ending of going back to the beginning and making it so nothing has happened I first saw in the anime Serial Experiments Lain (excellent anime) I didn't like the ending then but I still loved the anime for the journey.  it was also used in Butterfly Effect.  In Prince of Persia its used and it just emphasizes the mediocrity of the rest of the movie.  Now as for the action they really could have done more with the parkour elements somehow, its been over used in recent cinema so they should have made it really grand in the movie but it just came out feeling the same as other movies.  There are some good set pieces though, coming from the director of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, thats not surprising.

Prince of Persia is an thoroughly mediocre offering into the blockbuster genre.

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  3. I actually still need to play the games lol.

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  4. I always hate the time travel negating the entire film. I feel robbed of the story. I feel like the writers are telling me "now pretend this movie never happened." I know it's not real to begin with but if feels like cheating, doesn't it?

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  5. i remember playing the first one on my gamecube...ahh the old times

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  6. This is a very accurate review of that movie. It was good for what it was but again it was lacking. How people boycotted it was rather silly in my mind since like you said the main actor was chosen for his looks, not his racial background.

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  7. This movie didn't do the games justice. so sad =(

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