Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

Movie time! (I will not rant about Jake Gyllenhaal's abs)....

I was kinda afraid to watch Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time (despite some good reviews out there)... because generally, movies based on video games kinda suck...
(Eg. DOA, Street Fighter *wince* and Max Payne....)

So, it was a nice surprise that I ended up liking the movie! :)
Prince Of Persia...

Ok, to be fair, it's probably not gonna win any Academy Awards, but it was a good mix of:
- swashbuckling action,
- eye candy (Jake Gyllenhaal's body for the ladies, and Gemma Arterton for the guys),
- love,
- drama,
- fantasy (but with a fairly believable storyline),
- humour, and
- decent acting.
(Generally, all the elements of an entertaining movie)

No doubt, there were some cliché moments, but hey! It's a Disney movie lah....
Pwoar - Princess Tamina, an exotic beauty...

Also, the action/ fight sequences were very entertaining - It was like Parkour, Persian style:
Boing boing ...

I know I promised not rave about his abs, so I won't say anything... but here's a photo of Jake Gyllenhaal's body for your viewing pleasure :D
(Initially, I didn't think he would fit into the role of the rebellious yet heroic Prince Dastan but I take it all back)
Well, hello there - Must have been a lot of hard work!...

Main characters:
- Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan <--- His name is a tongue twister but mmm, what a hottie! (in this movie)
- Gemma Arterton as Princess Tamina
- Ben Kingsley as Nizam
- Alfred Molina as Sheik Amar <--- *LOL*
- Gísli Örn Garðarsson as Hassansin Leader <--- Creepy looking fella!

So, in summary: I liked the movie (despite Rotten Tomatoes only giving it a 39% rating...). As per the usual, just don't expect it to change your life, and you should probably enjoy it too.

Here's what some others thought of the movie:
- I Come, I See, I Hunt, I Chiak
- The Life Of A Somewhat Contended Being!
- JoshuaOngYS.com - A PK's Life
- a PieCe oF a WorD

Missing her Prince Of Persia ;)

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  1. I enjoyed the movie too. Jake is good eye candy in this movie, hehe! But Nizam's thick eyeliner was really scaryyyy!

  2. to PureGlutton:
    Hee hee hee.
    I want to know what brand he used though! - So power wan! All the hot desert air and sweating and the eyeliner stayed intact....

  3. one thing that comes into my mind when I see Jake Gyllenhaal :P
    Brokeback Mountain.. hahahaha

  4. to thule aka leo:
    Eeyer. Don't think about that! He is sexy, manly Prince Dastan now! :P

  5. All I can say is, it is damn hard work lor dem 8 packs. Haven't watched it yet, so can't comment. Played the game growing up though and it rocks!

  6. to UnkaLeong:
    Well, think how much more Becky will love you! So gambatte! :)

    Anyway, I can only imagine how hard it is...
    *looks down sadly at her jiggly belly that refuses to go away despite more gymming and less eating*
    (Not that I want an 8 pack but less jiggles would be nice!...)


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