What is the major benefit of watching a video-game based movie over playing the original game? My answer is: the protagonists would never be defeated in movies, no matter how bad a game player you are.
The script wasn't written by some hack.
Jordan Mechner, the guy who created the entire Prince Of Persia franchise back in the late 1980s was one of the team who put pen to paper.
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Series creator Mechner says "Though inspired by the Prince of Persia video game series as a whole, it’s mainly based on Ubisoft’s 2003 game Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, whose title it shares." It's the best game in the series.
But they didn't feel obligated to stay too close to the plot of the game.
A game is a game and a movie is a movie. What makes one good won't necessarily make the other good. The creators of the movie have said that they weren't afraid to move away from the plot in the Sands Of Time game when making the film.
My review on the latest Batman instalment The Dark Knight.
管家婆图库资料大全，I'm sorry I have to write this in English as I think a bit more logically this way.
NO SPOILERS, only generic comments, I promise.
This week I'm looking at Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, a Walt Disney production that derives from a video game dating back to 1989.
It's costing $150 million to make.
A lot of money doesn't make a good movie on its own. But it does usually buy awesome special effects and elaborate fight scenes.
The director has experience bringing an epic fantasy franchise to the screen.
Director Mike Newell was also at the helm of the 2006 film Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire, which some called the best Potter flick.
Gemma Arterton is hot.
The producer is Jerry Bruckheimer.
Love him or hate him, you can't dispute Bruckheimer knows how to take a story from one medium and turn it into a big-budget Hollywood spectacular (see Pirates Of The Caribbean).
Jake Gyllenhaal will be better than people expect. The guy's a good actor and nobody less than Mechner, the creator of the series, says he fits the part: "One of the coolest moments for me was seeing Jake Gyllenhaal in costume as the prince — he looks so much like the character I created for the game."
And Gyllenhaal bulked up for the role.
He reportedly put on five to six pounds of muscle. Thank you, this is an action film, not Brokeback Mountain.
The trailer shown in the Super Bowl looked spectacular.
Judge for yourself.
Heath Ledger's Joker is anything but your average thug. He's simply the
worst villain (by that I meant the best-portrayed) on screen ever. He's
dark, sophisticated, unpredictable, and above all, crazy. I guess when
everything else in this film starts to fade away as time goes by, his
image is still likely to haunt you for a long while after. This is not
just because the actor who played it will NEVER come back and deliver
another genius performance again. Well, it sure helps make this
performance feel a lot more special. But Mr Ledger WAS very very good.
His Joker does deserve a standing ovation. You have to give him that.
A lot has been said about the very dark nature of this film. And it is very true. To some extent, director Christopher Nolan has re-invented the Batman franchise by injecting a dark twist to every instalment he's involved in. But Batman, as I heard from die-hard fans, IS a dark knight after all. So this unusual darkness is indeed very well-received.
We have a strong cast here. Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman are good as usual. Aaran Eckhart's given a quite sophisticated role, and has delivered a solid performance. Even the beauty (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who normally does nothing but look good (think Katie Holmes) actually did impress with the limited screen time she's allowed in a predominantly guys' movie. But this is no surprise. Anyone who's seen her in Secretary would have understood what I meant.
Despite all the bad things I've said about Hollywood. I have to admit that it does throw some pleasant surprises from time to time. This year, particularly so. I'm almost feeling that I've been spoilt by the dear old Hollywood this summer. Think WALL-E, Iron Man, Kung Fu Panda, The Incredible Hulk, to name but a few. And one good thing about Hollywood is that anything that combines box-office success with some artistic value (and these two rarely do converge) is bound to go on and on and on. My guess is that another Batman movie by Nolan is just around the corner somewhere. I can almost smell it. How delightful!
In short, if you are ever gonna see any Hollywood blockbuster this year, please go see this one. You won't regret it.
I give it a 10 out of 10.
Our hero Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a street orphan in ancient Persia. When he evades soldiers by bounding through a Middle East bazaar (people today call it "Parkour"), King Sharaman is quite impressed by his bravery and dexterity and hereby adopts him, making Dastan the new Persian prince.
Years later we see Dastan grows to be a mighty warrior and gets involved in an attack on the holy city of Alamut, where he encounters the beautiful Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton).
Then King Sharaman is murdered, and Dastan is fingered for the crime. The embattled prince goes on the run with Tamina, trying to prove his innocence and at the same time protect a special dagger containing the sands of time, which can control time.
I think you wouldn't be surprised to see that the villain is finally revealed and hence the prince and princess lead a happy life. As a Hollywood blockbuster featuring special effects, the movie has a script you can sketch in the first 20 minutes. In spite of that, viewers would also be enchanted by a fancy world of old Iran, even if the movie is set mostly in Morocco. That seems an idea borrowed from Pirates of the Caribbean, whose exotic setting has stuck in the minds of many people.
To say the least, audiences could get a smattering of Persian history from the movie. For example, Alamut is a real Persian city about 100 km from present-day Tehran. But you cannot expect its throng of characters to abide by the manners and attitudes 1000 years ago as well. It is the Disney spirit and humour that is instilled into the cast to make it a prospective hit. A good demonstration of this can be seen as the desert ostrich racing kicks off, which would provoke a riot of laughter among movie goers.
The movie's leading actor Jake Gyllenhaal is another highlight. Pinned down as a gay man of sensibility after starring in Brokeback Mountain in 2004, the young actor at long last revives a devil-may-care and valiant Persian prince, partially thanks to his mixed blood. At the same time, he abandons the Wyoming accent and picks up an English one. But here is something I never understand: why does a Persian story presented by Hollywood have to use an English accent? Would an American accent after all undermine their performance?
On my 1 to 10 movie scale, I give this movie an enjoyable SEVEN.