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PostSubject: Prince of Persia   Sun May 30, 2010 10:18 am

Prince of Persia

Video game movies; a genre of film that has seen its fair share of bad, and few good. Even the good are considered mediocre at best (Tomb Raider 1 and 2, Doom, Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Brothers (yes I liked that one); then there are the bad ones (Mortal Kombat Annihilation, Double Dragon, Street Fighter), then the flat out ugly (anything Uwe Boll made, Street Fighter Legend of Chun Li (made by Capcom mind you!).

However, there are actual good ones (mainly Resident Evil films). How does Prince of Persia stack up? Surprisingly, its one of the good ones.

For those of you who actually played the Prince of Persia games, fear not, this movie stays surprisingly close to the story of the game (mainly the first), and even more surprisingly hardly ever uses the Dagger of Time.

Speaking of the Dagger of Time, the special effects and camera work in this film is awesome! Nothing seems over done, or under done in this film, especially the special effects. There is almost a perfect median, that allows you to believe that everything you see is real and truly happening. As for the camera work, yes sometimes a slow frame happens, then a fast frame, for some unknown reason, but it just seems....good.

Jake Gyllenhaal (Prince Dastan), Gemma Arterton (Princess Tamina), are both superb together. Jake may be british, and white, but he manages to play a perfect Prince. He even looks like him, especially when wielding those two scimitars. Couple him with Gemma, and you get amusing back and forth banter with one double crossing the other at every turn.

But just like any other movie, there are some bad things:

1) Its very easy to know who the bad guy is.

2) Horrible time for a kissing scene (you'll see).

3) Little too much reference to modern government/conspiracy theories.

4) Some of the slow frames are plain silly.

All in all, Prince of Persia was an amazing adaptation of video games, and hopefully it will lead the way to even better adaptations as well. Lets really, really hope so. Give this movie a watch, it will not waste your time.

Last edited by Seigfreid on Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:53 pm; edited 1 time in total
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