Monday, May 31, 2010

Prince of Persia : Sand of Time

Hmm...ekceli entry ni aku dah tulis last 2 weeks tp tak sempat nk publish ! I'm sorry !!!

Hubby rewarded anak2 tgk movie ni at TGV Bukit Tinggi, Klang on 29th May, after diaorg berhempas pulas study & do their revision for their coming mid-term exam !

Mmg best citer ni...tak rugi tgk..I rate it 5 out of 5 ! Full mark tu hehehe....

Directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean), Prince of Persia looked set to be a great movie and probably the best mainstream movie based on a video game to date.

The movie is loosely based on the popular Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time game in 2003. It does well to hold to elements of the game, which fans will be pleased with. Even in details such as the opening scene and, obviously, the Prince's acrobatic abilities, the movie really does well.

The Prince, Dastan, is played by Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Jarhead) and the Princess, Tamina, by Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans, Quantum of Solace). Both of these actors aren't bad in terms of their ability and they do a pretty good job in the movie of conveying the characters.

Prince of Persia is action packed, that's for sure. A big budget has resulted in plenty of special effects and huge settings, making it a very enjoyable movie and a great rendition of the game. Bruckheimer's vision appears to be a Pirates of The Caribbean set in Persia and that's what the movie really goes for. The humour is similar to Pirates of the Caribbean in that the Prince and Princess have a love / hate relationship (similar to the game in many ways as well) and the movie doesn't try and take itself too seriously.

However, there are elements about the movie which let it down and prohibit it from becoming the strong movie franchise Bruckheimer has been hoping for.
Firstly, and quite noticeably, the editing in the movie is not done well at all. The movie jumps from scene to scene often too quickly without giving the viewer any idea how characters got from one place to the next. This lets the movie down considerably as it just feels like it is trying to get to the end way too quickly.
Secondly, the characters could have been done better. Perhaps the editing actually prohibits the characters in the movie from ever showing deeper personalities. Sometimes they all feel a little too shallow and as if they're just there to move the plot along.

It's worth watching it. We enjoyed ourselves very much !!

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