Sound Off: Disney's Prince of Persia Movie - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
May 28, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? In theaters worldwide this weekend is yet another video game movie, one that we thought could change video game movies forever. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, is finally out in theaters after being delayed for more than a year. How is it? Is it another bad video game movie or actually entertaining? How is Gyllenhaal as Dastan? How is Gemma Arterton as Tamina? Was it entertaining to watch the parkour action and fight scenes? If you've seen it, leave a comment and let us know what you thought of Prince of Persia!
To fuel the fire, I probably enjoyed Prince of Persia more than most, but I still thought it was a forgettable, bland and ultimately a poorly crafted movie. I first saw this at ShoWest last March and I honestly was very excited to see it. Unfortunately, it's just not really that good - there's not enough parkour, the story takes way too many weird, lengthy detours, and Gemma Arterton was unbearable to watch by the end. It could've been so much better, but sadly it wasn't. Guess I should've expected that from a video game movie. The only really cool part was the overall story structure, where [spoiler] they get sent back in time all the way to the beginning, at the end. That was a great concept applied well, but the rest of this was just another let down.
So what did you think of Prince of Persia? A fun summer action movie or totally forgettable?