This is one of my favourate movie. i just loved this movie... anyone can watch it any number of times and will nt get bored too.. there is really n...
This is one of my favourate movie. i just loved this movie... anyone can watch it any number of times and will nt get bored too.. there is really nice story line and picturization is awesome outstanding.. story is FRESH. Charecters played there role perfectly. I already seen this movie 3 times and still i crazy about this movie. i love the dressing and tattoz are of this movie. the story line is combination of Emotions, Romance, Parenthood, Action nd very spicey. It is totally a family movie. anyone can watch this movie with Family and Friends.view less
It is a reflection of the crossover times we live in that many movies are no longer evaluated on a stand-alone scale - especially not when the movi...
It is a reflection of the crossover times we live in that many movies are no longer evaluated on a stand-alone scale - especially not when the movies are based on successful franchises from alternative visual media. Such is the situation with "Prince of Persia". Our expectations of videogame based movies have been dragged so low by cringe-worthy disasters like "Doom" or "Aeon Flux" that PoP shines in comparison, when it would be judged rather insipid as a stand alone offering. Scripted by Jordan Mechner - the original creator of the iconic videogame series - PoP takes the smart route by not trying to recreate an exact storyline from the games, instead weaving in familiar elements into a fresh story line. A Persian prince leads his troops in the storming of a city, finds a dagger capable of magically influencing time itself, is accused murdering his (adoptive) father the King of Persia, and flees with the beautiful female princess of the fallen city to try and clear his name while uncovering the real conspirators. Standard sword and sorcery stuff for fans of the genre, with appropriate performances by Ben Kingsley as a vizier and Jake Gyllenhaal as the rogue-ish prince, with both being overshadowed by the consistently brilliant Alfred Molina in a cameo as the shady Sheik Amar.Casual watchers will find enough to make them happy - there are enough action cuts, CGI depictions of siege warfare, uniquely skilled sidekick characters, prince-princess sexual tension moments and evil-looking quasi-magical assassins to keep them munching on your popcorn till the end. More discerning fans of the genre/series will encounter disappointment when they scratch the surface.The device of time manipulation (a cornerstone of the game series) is hardly explored, the Arab princess looks distinctly like a European tourist playing dress-up on a Nile cruise, character development of the prince's brothers and best friend is patchy at best, and a chunk of time is devoted to promoting the "Hassansins" (no, no spelling error) that seemed like it was a directive from Ubisoft in order to cash in on the publicity gained by another popular game from their development studio - Assassin's Creed.The end result is that you are left feeling like you watched a decent movie that could have been so much better if only it decided what it wanted to be, and stuck to its vision by employing an appropriate female lead, a few more plot-devices based on the game itself, and cut out the pointless commercially motivated add-ons.Bottom Line - Prince of Persia avoids several traps that videogame inspired movies usually fall headlong into, and in doing so becomes worth a watch as a "leave your brain at home" action flick. The visuals are nice but not overwhelmingly so, the acting (barring Alfred Molina's effortlessly comic performance) is average, and the action is all a bit "been there, seen that". If you are expecting a sword and sorcery classic, however, you'd be better off spending your money on a Director's Cut DVD of Conan the Barbarian.
The source of inspiration being the game by Ubisoft Corporation,the movie fell short of the expectations.For people who did not play this awesome g...
The source of inspiration being the game by Ubisoft Corporation,the movie fell short of the expectations.For people who did not play this awesome game series,the movie is a new concept and a totally new aspect of action. Some people might actually like it very much. But for a true "Prince of Persia" fan,the movie fails to live upto its legacy.The idea of showing the price a drunkard and a jester in many parts of the movie, completely destroys the aura that the game created. The prince is suppose to be a noble warrior petrified by his life and his new encounter with the dimension of time. Moreover the dialogs are pathetic,people doing monday and tuesday in that era and that too in Persia is not actually logical. Also the way the story ends is actually quite different from the game,maybe they rectify it in the next movie. But for a bird's view, the movie is good for whom who didn't play the game and a dissapointment for those who are POP fans (except a couple of action sequence).
Film: Prince of Persia: The Sands of TimeDirector: Mike NewellLead Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred MolinaAs I nestled i...
Film: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Director: Mike Newell
Lead Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina
As I nestled in my seat at the theater, watching the opening scenes of the movie, I was stuck by two things. First, the Persian, Arabian setting of the movie with small brick houses, camels, tunics and lots of sand, reminiscent of the Arabian Nights and Alibaba and 40 Thieves. The second undoubtedly, was Jake Gyllenhaal. I wondered if this was the same silent, brooding, vulnerable Jake I had seen in Brokeback Mountain and The Day After Tomorrow. Reportedly, Jake had put in quite an effort to build muscles and gain weight for this role. And it shows.
But as the movie progressed, something else stuck me even harder: the breathtaking stunts and sword (and knife) fights with minimal CGI effect. In this age of gizmos, and sleek weapons, it is so refreshing to see the hero fighting the baddies the old fashioned way and yet retaining an essential element of modern action, namely, speed. So you will see Prince Dastan (Jake) jumping and flying at lightening speed with two swords in both hands killing his adversaries with relentless ease.
Dont expect Prince of Persia to be a Crouching Tiger or a Gladiator. Its not pathbreaking cinema. Its cliched, cheeky and for the most part, is a collection of bits and pieces, from the video games of the same name and from other Arabian action movies. In fact, you would be unfair if you expected that from a movie based on a video game. This movie is all about fast paced action, a tight script and loads of visual entertainment.
Dastan, born in the Persian ghettos, gets adopted by the Persian King Sharaman, after his childhood act of bravery, and grows up to be a third Prince, along with Tus and Garsiv, his brothers. Based on the information from a spy, the three brothers raid the sacred Kingdom of Alamat for secretly amassing weapons. The Princess of Alamat, Tamina, senses danger and tries to safeguard a dagger. But both the dagger and the princess are captured. After a series of events, The King of Persia is killed and Dastan is accused of his murder and so, he along with Tamina, fled to the wilderness along with the dagger. The dagger as it turns out, is no ordinary dagger, and has the power to turn back time. The movie, from then on becomes a struggle to acquire the dagger. The Princess wants it because she is its guardian, Dastan wants it because he has to prove his innocence to his brother and the evil uncle Nizam (Ben Kingsley) because he wants to go long back in time to undo something that he had done. But Nizam doesnt know that What he intends to do will not take him back in time but destroy the world through a sandstorm.
The actors have done justice to their Roles. Jake doesnt have much to do apart from fighting. Gemma is gorgeous and enticing as Princess Tamina and has some pretty good moves too. Her romantic chemistry with Jake is tantalising. The two come together close frequently, and every time you get a feeling (and wish) that they go ahead and kiss. But alas they dont, save once! Disappointingly, a veteran actor like Ben Kingsley doesnt have much to do in this movie. Even his evilness comes out only towards the end. But the surprise package of the movie is Alfred Molina as the greedy businessman Sheikh Amar who is only interested in tax free income. He doesnt get much screen time, but play with aplomb whatever little he gets.
Coming from the makers of Pirates of The Carribean, you can expect the same level of technical brilliance from this movie too, including script and editing. What is probably missing here is the charisma of Johny Depp. Jake is good. But he is not Depp. Neither is Prince Dastan, Captain Jack Sparrow.
Watch this movie if you havent. Watch it for the action, watch it for the Persian magic and mystique, watch it for the beautiful costumes and the golden, sand laden, palaces, watch it for the humor of Alfred Molina, and if that is not enough reason, watch it for the kissless romance of the prince and princess. You will find it heartwarming to see them holding each others hands in the end, barely knowing each other, even after going through a magical adventure together. In short, watch it for pure entertainment.
Not being too big a fan of the newer Prince on Persia games, I went into watching this movie with a pretty neutral frame of mind. But having played...
Not being too big a fan of the newer Prince on Persia games, I went into watching this movie with a pretty neutral frame of mind. But having played the old school version of Prince of Persia, I had a feeling of familiarity while watching this. But let me just tell you, there's not too much common with that old version of the game and the movie.
This film is about this boy Dastan(Jake Gyllenhaal) from the streets, who is picked up by the king of Persia(King Sharaman played by Ronald Pickup), for showing heroics and courage during one of the king's rides through the village. His men are about to kill the poor boy when the King realises that the little kid has potential and goodness in him, so he decides to adopt him and commands his second-in-chief, Nizam(Ben Kingsley) to take the boy with them to the palace. There he grows up to be a good courageous prince along with his two brothers, who are the real sons of the King.
Jump to the present, Nizam convinces the King that the Persian army should conquer the city of Alamut because he has reason to believe that it was producing WMD's. So after conquering the peaceful city of Alamut, Dastan is falsely accused of killing his father but miraculously escapes with the beautiful princess(Princess Tamina played by Gemma Arterton) of Alamut. He discovers that Alamut was indeed a peace loving city and that there was a plot to steal the 'dagger' which could take one back in time, which also looks like a WMD. To save the world from destruction and to clear his name as well, he goes on an adventure with princess Tamina all across Persia where he meets Sheik Amar(Alfred Molina), a conman and a funny touch to the movie who races ostriches and hates the government because he thinks they charge useless taxes.
This movie is a decent one time watch, nothing great, not too bad either. It hasn't got any memorable action sequences, most of them look a little fake and way too computerised. And specially after James Cameron's Avatar, a lot of the special effects are gonna look fake, unless they are done in the same way as Avatar's.
A decent pop corn flick, not too much substance, average acting, poor effects but bearable.
Even if you don't watch it, you're not missing anything great.
The Story and Star-cast is super, The Acting of Every Star is Very good, Love to see again & again, Suspense and Action Even Animation are too ...
The Story and Star-cast is super, The Acting of Every Star is Very good, Love to see again & again, Suspense and Action Even Animation are too good.Every Fantasy Looks Real Even it is Fight or Magic. I Love this Movie Tooooooooo... Much
Prince of Persia is an epic action-adventure set in the mythical lands of Persia.A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess...
Prince of Persia is an epic action-adventure set in the mythical lands of Persia. A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess. They fight together against the dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger which has the power to reverse time, and whoever possesses it will be able to rule the world. The dialogues arent very interesting or catchy, and the film becomes boring since the story doesnt really move on, there are no new twists and turns. The movie is some what like Clash of the Titans, not completely but in a very subtle way, but the story, plot and actors are all different, except for Gemma Arterton. If you enjoyed Clash of the Titans, you would enjoy this, but its not as good as Clash of the Titans!
Movie is very good, direction is also very nice, action scenes of film is stunned. And the wonder of knife is amazing. If i get this kind of knife ...
Movie is very good, direction is also very nice, action scenes of film is stunned. And the wonder of knife is amazing. If i get this kind of knife i am very glad. I saw this movie at home. But i think this movie has to be seen in Theatre only due to its nice direction.