Screen Junkies » prince of persia http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:45:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Shrek Forever After’ is Better Than ‘Sex’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shrek-forever-after-is-better-than-sex/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shrek-forever-after-is-better-than-sex/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 A cheap and tired joke? Perhaps, but screw you! I'm working on a holiday!A film about an ogre, a donkey, an overweight pussy and woman who alternates between hot and disgusting ended up losing to Shrek Forever After at the weekend box-office. Sex and the City 2 took in an estimated $32.1 million (Friday to Sunday), compared with Sherk's $43 million.The poor showing by SATC2 seriously calls into question any hope of a third installment, which is the best news I've heard all month. However, Sex fans can take solace in the fact that they did better than Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which brought in only $30.1 million despite a budget rumored at $200 million. (HitFix)

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A cheap and tired joke? Perhaps, but screw you! I’m working on a holiday!

A film about an ogre, a donkey, an overweight pussy and woman who alternates between hot and disgusting ended up losing to Shrek Forever After at the weekend box-office. Sex and the City 2 took in an estimated $32.1 million (Friday to Sunday), compared with Sherk’s $43 million.

The poor showing by SATC2 seriously calls into question any hope of a third installment, which is the best news I’ve heard all month. However, Sex fans can take solace in the fact that they did better than Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which brought in only $30.1 million despite a budget rumored at $200 million. (HitFix)

 

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Review: ‘Prince of Persia’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-prince-of-persia/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-prince-of-persia/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time PG-13, 116m., 2010 Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina Directed by Mike Newell Screenplay by Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro...

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
PG-13, 116m., 2010
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina
Directed by Mike Newell
Screenplay by Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard based upon the video game created by Jordan Mechner
 
Jake Gyllenhaal and the cast of the Royal Shakespeare company imprison themselves in a horrible sandstorm of a movie in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
 
Mega-Producer Jerry Bruckheimer brings us another one of his lackluster epic adventures, this time adapted from the popular 1989 video game of the same name, where a young street kid turned warrior named Dastan, (ah-hem “Destiny” get it?) played by Gyllenhaal, in taken into the world of kings, golden robes and military raids, where he is the chosen son of Persia, until his father is killed in a coup-de’ta by his brother Nazim (Ben Kingsley, at his evil-pointed beard worst) for a special sand sword that can turn back time, beheld by Princess Taima (Gemma Arterton).
 
From there the plot, or lack of one, in Prince of Persia makes you wish that the Sand of Time Sword can give you the two hours back. The chemistry between leads Gyllenhaal and Arterton disappears in the wind as the CGI sands and palaces become straining on the eyes.
 
Gyllenhaa,l laced with black eyeliner and straggled hair, join the league of  actors, included Colin Farrell, Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Eric Bana, who starred in disappointing sword and sandal epics. Gyllenhaal is too good for this kind of movie, where his awkwardly weighted shoulders and deer in the headlights expression cannot surpass the dull adventurous hero character of Dastan.
 
Alfred Molina’s mischievous grin and Arterton’s heaving tanned chest are the only things to clear the sand from your eyes and make this piece of dreck watchable. Molina playing Sheik Amar, a half Jack Sparrow/half desert  bubbling conman, has much humor and character interest to spare. Producer Bruckheimer interjects his current tea partier slant into this character, and Amar spits and howls about the country’s high taxes, which no matter what your personal politics will make you have a good belly laugh or two.
 
As for Arterton’s heaving tanned chest: this is where her talent lies for this movie. With Quantum of Solace and this performance, the model turned actress shows to be good British eye candy for an audience of teenage males, but is yet to be determined as a strong Keira Knightley or Kate Winslet type of a actress.
 
Director Mike Newell of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Donnie Brasco fame, directs this movie as a director for hire job. The action and  scenes of sparse dialogue have no consistency or energy. Newell seems to have let producer Bruckheimer take over the movie and give it his standard wham-bam-thank-you-mama style of shooting, editing and overblown special effects.
 
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
is one of the worst summer going experiences to hit the big screen since Terminator: Salvation.
 
Grade: D-
 

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‘National Treasure 3′ Drafts ‘Prince of Persia’ Writing Duo http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/national-treasure-3-drafts-prince-of-persia-writing-duo/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/national-treasure-3-drafts-prince-of-persia-writing-duo/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 It looks like Jerry Bruckheimer has found a kinship with writers Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro. The pair wrote his next two blockbusters, Prince of Persia and The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and now he has them on the hook to write a third National Treasure film for director Jon Turteltaub.When reached for fictional comment, not-real Jerry Bruckheimer had this to say:"The National Treasure films have always displayed a reckless abandon for all semblance of reality. After seeing how Carlo and Doug laughed in the face of physics and history with their other works, Jon and I knew they were the d-bags for the job. It also helps that they can't capture the way people actually talk."No plot specifics have been released yet but we'll keep you posted on Nicolas Cage's hunt for William Henry Harrison's gold or whatever it turns out to be.In the interest of full disclosure, I made that earlier quote up. (Coming Soon)

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It looks like Jerry Bruckheimer has found a kinship with writers Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro. The pair wrote his next two blockbusters, Prince of Persia and The Sorcerer‘s Apprentice, and now he has them on the hook to write a third National Treasure film for director Jon Turteltaub.

When reached for fictional comment, not-real Jerry Bruckheimer had this to say:

"The National Treasure films have always displayed a reckless abandon for all semblance of reality. After seeing how Carlo and Doug laughed in the face of physics and history with their other works, Jon and I knew they were the d-bags for the job. It also helps that they can’t capture the way people actually talk."

No plot specifics have been released yet but we’ll keep you posted on Nicolas Cage‘s hunt for William Henry Harrison’s gold or whatever it turns out to be.

In the interest of full disclosure, I made that earlier quote up. (Coming Soon)

 

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‘Prince of Persia’ Trailer, Number Two http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/prince-of-persia-trailer-number-two/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/prince-of-persia-trailer-number-two/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "Gemma, it's just that I think we work better as friends. But, like, really really awesome friends. Y'know?" The second trailer for Jerry Bruckheimer's sand-in-the-crevasse epic Prince of Persia has dirt-tornadoed its way to them Internets to show off the film's story and awkward attempts at sexual tension. It's pretty much the same trailer as before but this time the events are shown in a slightly different order. I'm on to you, Jerry. The plot sounds very similar to Lord of the Rings. An appointed protector must transport a magical item to certain location without it falling into the clutches of evil. Though Frodo's flirtations with Samwise were a lot less wooden than Jake Gyllenhaal's with Gemma Arterton. Enjoy the sand karate after the jump...

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"Gemma, it’s just that I think we work better as friends. But, like, really really awesome friends. Y’know?"

The second trailer for Jerry Bruckheimer‘s sand-in-the-crevasse epic Prince of Persia has dirt-tornadoed its way to them Internets to show off the film’s story and awkward attempts at sexual tension. It’s pretty much the same trailer as before but this time the events are shown in a slightly different order. I’m on to you, Jerry.

The plot sounds very similar to Lord of the Rings. An appointed protector must transport a magical item to certain location without it falling into the clutches of evil. Though Frodo’s flirtations with Samwise were a lot less wooden than Jake Gyllenhaal’s with Gemma Arterton.

Enjoy the sand karate after the jump…


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‘Prince of Persia’ Sneak Peek http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/prince-of-persia-sneak-peek/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/prince-of-persia-sneak-peek/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Last night on the Spike 2009 Video Game Awards, Jake Gyllenhaal stepped out on stage to introduce a one minute sneak peak of his new movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. If you've seen the first trailer, the footage isn't all that exciting. It seems like it was intended for an audience that wouldn't watch or attend the Spike 2009 Video Game Awards because that audience would have most likely seen the first trailer, and they wouldn't appreciate Jake showcasing old footage like it's something to sh*t your pants over. Just saying. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time blows into theaters May 28th, 2010. Don't let any of it get into your butt crack. And check out the sneak peek below.

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Last night on the Spike 2009 Video Game Awards, Jake Gyllenhaal stepped out on stage to introduce a one minute sneak peak of his new movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. If you’ve seen the first trailer, the footage isn’t all that exciting. It seems like it was intended for an audience that wouldn’t watch or attend the Spike 2009 Video Game Awards because that audience would have most likely seen the first trailer, and they wouldn’t appreciate Jake showcasing old footage like it’s something to sh*t your pants over. Just saying.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time blows into theaters May 28th, 2010. Don’t let any of it get into your butt crack. And check out the sneak peek below.

(via /Film)

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‘Prince of Persia’ Trailer Sticks Like Cinema Sand in Your Brain Crevices http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/prince-of-persia-trailer-sticks-like-cinema-sand-in-your-brain-crevices/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/prince-of-persia-trailer-sticks-like-cinema-sand-in-your-brain-crevices/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Jake Gyllenhaal jumps from crumbling ledge to overhang to gargoyle in this action-packed trailer for Prince of Persia. I haven't seen so much sand and fire whipping through the air since since my last drunken visit to the coast. Mike Newell of Harry Potter fame directs and Jerry Bruckheimer of facial hair infamy produces, guaranteeing a magically grand Disney adventure. Hopefully we'll see a higher quality version in the very near future, but for now this will have to do. I only hope they do something about Gemma Arterton's voiceover. It sounds like she's narrating a video game, and not the trailer for a video game adaptation.

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Jake Gyllenhaal jumps from crumbling ledge to overhang to gargoyle in this action-packed trailer for Prince of Persia. I haven’t seen so much sand and fire whipping through the air since since my last drunken visit to the coast. Mike Newell of Harry Potter fame directs and Jerry Bruckheimer of facial hair infamy produces, guaranteeing a magically grand Disney adventure. Hopefully we’ll see a higher quality version in the very near future, but for now this will have to do. I only hope they do something about Gemma Arterton‘s voiceover. It sounds like she’s narrating a video game, and not the trailer for a video game adaptation.

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Prince of Persia http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/prince-of-persia/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/prince-of-persia/#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2009 22:29:53 +0000 Reza F. Director: Mike NewellCast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben KingsleySynopsis: Based on the video game, which follows an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world.

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Director: Mike Newell

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley

Synopsis: Based on the video game, which follows an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world.

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