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PRINCE OF PERSIA trailer hits!!!

Hey folks, Harry here with a quite lavish looking video game adaptation / historically set period fantasy called PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME! I've read a draft of this and it seemed to have a fun enough story to be curious in, but the trailer does show some pretty spectacular imagery. And - well having the Prince of Persia be Jake seems very odd in these days where generally, people seem to cast within the right culture. But it is a Hollywood tradition to go American. All those great Harryhausen films... I still love the even if it isn't "correct" - but I'm still not entirely sold on this film. But this is the best look we've had so far. What do you folks think?

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  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    It doesn't look that bad.

    by Crome514

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    To say it sucks?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST


    by TheWaqman

    looks alright I guess. To be honest the trailer didn't keep my interest. I've been spoiled by the epic Avatar trailer and the Inception one. LOL at Jake Gyllenhaal's Brit accent, what the fuck is up with that? Looks fun I guess.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    The girl's narration got annoying after a few seconds...

    by TheWaqman

    I hope they get her to shut up in the film.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    as a fan of the game

    by BendersShinyAss

    and assasins creed... gotta say this kinda cool. <p>he should have been superman!! I'll always hold that. maybe he still can be

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST


    by raidahguy

    Nice try Jake, you shouldve done Spiderman and not choked in the audition buddy.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Good English Accent there by Donnie Darko


    I'm impressed.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    This looks twrrible

    by sullivansmith

    TheWaqman is correct. What's the point of all these awesome visuals if this annoying broad is just going to tell us everything we need to know anyway. It might as well be a radio play.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    I agree the girl's naration SUCKED though!


    "We have to find the dagger because the dagger can unlock the sands of time and then the sands of time must be taken to the temple and the temple must be opened by a special key and the special key is locked away in a magic chest which is stored away beneath a bridge of trolls and the trolls can only defeated by a blessed sword but the sword can only be blessed by a high priestess and the high priestess is locked away in...." <p>"SHUDDUP!"

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    New POP and Assassin's Creed suck ass...

    by TheWaqman

    Ubisoft has really dropped the ball recently.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Girl is pretty...

    by raidahguy

    but annoying. Cmon can we get another smart action movie with a strong story without having to rely on CGI as a crutch. Seems like another Mummy franchise to me.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Backflip off the avalanche of sand...

    by FreeKill

    Pretty much put this movie in the same category as The Mummy series for me...

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST


    by raidahguy

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Sand, Sand!!! YAWN....

    by raidahguy

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Persians and their thick accents

    by honestune

    British, of course.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    seems franchise-worthy

    by RaveX

    only problem is, from the looks of it they included the two thrones story in the first movie. and I don't think people who might like the 1st movie are gonna accept storyline reboot in the sequel the way gamers did when the PoP games went to this gen consoles.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Wait....those aren't Persians!!!!

    by drewlicious

    I have yet to spy any gold chains or a single blue tooth headset. And Gyllenhal doesn't look like he spent the night bathing in stifling cologne. Ahhhh, it's funny because it's racist.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    The Day the Nerds Cried

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Could be fun.

    by MaxTheSilent

    It's not like the source material is particularly profound.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Looks very --

    by DrunkyMcLush

    -- "Meh."........ I'll check it out, but purely out of curiosity. Not expecting too much though. Jerry Bruckheimer is very hit, or miss for me... Almost always "miss" though.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    That was pretty weak...

    by Mr Willi

    ...and give PoP is one of my favorite games, I would otherwise be more excited. But there was nothing in the trailer that piqued my interest. Doesn't even look like they're following the game's story in any great detail. Also, when did Arabs/Indians started speaking with British accents?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Where's Julian Sands though?!?!


    Surely he should be in this sand-related epic?<p>Oh, there he is in Smallville. Poor old Julian Sands.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Trailer Synopsis

    by MrPoop

    The Credits open. A gigantic pair of closet doors open and Jake emerges. He sneaks into a back door and goes into a big hole.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    There has never been a good video game adaptation

    by IndyGold

    this has potential. but only time will tell. a neil blomkamp directed HALO would be a guaranteed amazing movie, but Hollywood doesn't have the balls apparently.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    by FlickaPoo

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    ...if I had the sand dagger I would never double post...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...again.<P>See what I did there? How about it?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    At least no one will care if it sucks

    by Dapper Swindler

    I don't know any die-hard POP fans that are really concerned about the story and characters that will freak out if this sucks. <p> But I must say I'm really annoyed by fans who wish for their favorite game to be turned into a movie. For example, Metal Gear Solid as a movie? Why? What purpose would that serve? It already tells its story in the medium it was designed for, a video game. How is changing the medium going to somehow improve it? I think the suggestion implies that people believe that film is superior to games as a storytelling medium and to ascend to that medium would somehow improve the story. But film isn't a superior medium, it's simply a different one. And different stories are crafted to be told on different mediums, like books, television, movies, or video games. As long as we regard video games as inherently inferior storytelling vehicles than how will they ever grow as an art form?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Toothy Tile looks so incredibly hot

    by movies22

    I don't know how I feel about the movie. Has a bit of The Mummy vibe but I do enjoy The Mummy. Uggh, of course, I have to go see it.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    ...I mean dagger of TIME. Shit, rewind, rewind.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Should be alright, I guess.

    by OGoncho

    But what is up with an American playing a Persian with a cockney accent?? Stupid.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    quoth butthead

    by frankenfickle

    uhhh... what the hell was that?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    well that seems harmless enough - Donnie

    by FamousEccles

    could've at least tried for a decent accent though

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    ...not nearly enough wall running. Needs more.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    OGoncho, here you ever heard a Cockney accent?

    by FamousEccles

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    can't wait to get home cuz I can't see the trailer

    by Meadowe

    On my phone. I love the idea of seeing a guy who played a bubble boy AND a bottom boy as a ripped action star.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Looks alright for what it is

    by Buzz_Aldrin

    A disney adventure movie. This is the next Pirates of the Caribbean, forgettable fun, why not. <p> More interesting: At Chud they complain that the cast is too "white", even Harry bitches about them casting the wrong race - has any of you ever met any person of persian ancestry? No fucking difference to europeans you fucking racists.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Casting within the right culture

    by TheNorthlander

    You hear that, KENNETH BRANAGH?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    ...they really should have based it on the Commodore 64...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...version.<P>Everything from the side.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    I thought Gemma was great in Quantum Of Solace.

    by Lenny Nero

    Seriously. She and Kurylenko should have traded places.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Never cared for Assassin's creed..but..

    by Stalkeye

    ..the live action miniseries (Assassin's creed linage) based on the upcoming sequel looks very interesting. I just might give the game a try. could care less about PoP since last year's game was a fucking borefest.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Not enough white people in this

    by MacReady452

    Bubble Boy looks like a homeless man

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    ...the real Prince of Persia was black. The Catholic...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Church hushed it up of course.<P>He knocked up Mary Magdalene too...

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Nice Time/post joke FlickaPoo

    by MacReady452

    I get jokes.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Yea, they should have just set this in Scottsdale

    by Dr.DirtyD

    present day. <P> They could have saved a bunch of money and it would still be the same film.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I've already seen 3 Mummy movies just like this

    by SoylentMean

    Where are the goddamn monsters? Show me some monster fighting and I might be there, but wait for it, this looks just like a fuckin' videogame...

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    So Jesus wasn't the Son of God?

    by MacReady452

    He just had the Time Dagger? Interesting. Sounds like a valid basis for a faith. Well just as valid as the other explaination.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    MacReady452...tonight is High Concept Night...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...all night.<P>Until this decent Italian red kicks in...then it's boobies and fart jokes until bed time...

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty decent actually

    by TheNorthlander

    Would make a pretty cool videogame though. Wonder if they do like Street Fighter 2 and base a videogame on the movie based on the videogame.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    The Mummy and POTC went on a date.

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    Out came this. So they explain away Christianity with a dagger? Didn't bother to watch the whole trailer, but that does sound very... Hollywood.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Snoop Dogg for Jesus

    by MacReady452

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Dre is Judas

    by Dr.DirtyD

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Was there ONE shot in that trailer that WASNT 90% CGI??

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Looks like every other action movie I've seen...

    by Anti-fanboy

    made in the last decade. Painfully by-the-numbers. I just.. doesn't interest... eh, I mean... what? I was talking about something. Hmm. Nevermind.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Persians and Arabs are not the same thing

    by Buzz_Aldrin

    ignorant american scatterbrains...

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    the trend of awful VG adaptations is secure

    by georgecauldron

    this looks like a for-sure stinker. gyllenhall's accent = awful.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    any non American is a terrorist

    by MacReady452

    that includes Canadians and the English and Jackie Chan

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    I am friends with 3 Persians....

    by eXcommunicated

    ...and no, Persians don't "look just like Europeans." But on the other hand, they sure as hell don't look like Arabs either.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Sam Fisher


    Bring on Splinter Cell the movie ... now THAT would rock!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    I don't like the font....

    by ur-vile

    ...but outside of that, it's not looking too bad. I'll probably go see it

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    The High Tower

    by Flummage

    It's guarded by some sort of demon.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Looks like...

    by BNITT

    Looks like the Mummy...except in Persia...and insteado of Brendan Fraiser they got Jake Gyllenhal. Typical studio think tank b.s. Typical Jerry Bruckheimer.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Pirates of The Mummy

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    It looks like a mashup of those two films. Not bad, might be a fun night out, but nothing memorable. Of course this is only one trailer so maybe it'll surprise.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Feels like they're looking for another Pirates franchise...

    by Logan_1973

    ...right down to the secondary title.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST


    by darrenspool

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    ...surprisingly, Persians taste just like chicken...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...not the drumstick either...they taste like the white meat.<P>Little known fact.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Joe Geronimo can't act

    by MacReady452

    use your mom's celebrity name translator. thanks SNL.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    looks not good

    by KillDozer

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Make a Starfox movie

    by ImperialMarchFace

    That is seriously the only video game-based movie that I would have any interest in at this point. Video game movies tend to suck, if no one can remember. This looks like they're just trying to capture the Pirates audience. And before anyone says "Make a Zelda movie", it can't be done.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    She sounds like a cheap imitation of Audrey Tautou

    by darthlapin

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    I wish can use the dagger to go back in time.

    by ganymede3010

    And convince Bruckheimer not to make this joke of a movie.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    I will go see it

    by RoarsLoudly

    Maybe it will turn out to be good?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Those complaining about the accents...

    by Chewtoy

    ...obviously haven't played the game the movie is based on, where the characters had those accents. And let's face it... Gyllenhaal was cast because of the SNL "Iran So Far" video.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    We are in constumes, therefore we are brits.

    by heavenlykid

    It's just lazy to go 'let's give them english accents because it's a period fantasy piece'. Just silly. though in fairness, Gyllenhaal's unnecessary accent sounds a lot better than Brad Pitt's unnecessary accent in Troy.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    a video game movie might be good?? imm not getting my hopes up. freakin amazing game though!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Bruckheimer thinks he's getting an Oscar

    by kafka07

    gee I didn't know the Brits colonized the Middle East in the 1500's. What a revelation. And way to go Bruckheimer comparing your little film to Lawrence of Arabia. What a fucking poop shooter.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Rachel Weisz meets Jake Sparrow

    by performingmonkey

    Gemma Arteton (or however you spell her name) is having a go at being the new Rachel Weisz in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns while the other one from Brokeback does an English accent. Oh and Ben Kingsley. Oh and look CGI!!!!! Should be OK. If it's better than Avatar I think we should all get 'EPIC FAIL' tatooed across our heads then proceed to smash them into our screens.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Kinda suprised...

    by SoylentGreenOnACracker

    No....really suprised.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST


    by Spazatronik2000

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST


    by palimpsest

    That's all I got.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Jerry Bruckheimer, Cinema of Suck

    by ennio

    If anyone knows of one minute passing in a Bruckheimer movie that doesn't have an obstrusive, overbearing score, let me know. P.S. Right on, FlickaPoo.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    This looks not as bad as some of you are making it out to be.

    by GQtaste

    out to be. I was expecting a lot worse and you were to. And the chick is hot as fuck! Could be a cool film and I guarantee it's better than any Mummy films. Mike Newell has made some great films. I trust his track record.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Maybe this movie.....

    by chposer

    Will be a blueprint of missteps for UNIVERSAL to use to make a kick ass BIOSHOCK and GOD OF WAR movies.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    They should have made it a musical.

    by thedarklinglord

    Like Aladdin. Then it would be awesome.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Why is Whedon a God on this site but everyone else sucks?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    What kind of weird world is this?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    ahahaahhaha palimpsest's post, p.o.t.a. lolol

    by Warcraft

    i loled fucking hard because i prounced arabian in my head to rhyme with carribean. fucking funny man, fucking funny.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    quantum of solace sucked

    by IndyGold

    mostly because of paul haggis. hopefully he has retired from hollywood because of scientology's homophobic's ways. enough said

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST


    by Sir Pirvan

    Okay, so you have to take this ring, errh knife to this place, mount doo.. erhhh high temple! there'll be these black nazgu.. I mean, elite ninja ppl after you! Oh and we want more effects, more sand and light! Like.. the mummy meets LotR!! Meh.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit

    Lets see, we have a few "mehs" a "Weak" throw in a few "The girl sucks" and "a totally unrelated thread" comment and what we get is another day in Loserville in the country Geekastan close ally of virginland

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    where is

    by lowprolope


  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    fun movie....

    by Obscura

    terrible cast. ben kingsley ruined his career when he did thunderbirds....

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    what would heath say?

    by BoldandRude

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    British accents equal exotic?

    by Cal the useless

    Seems like hollywood uses alot of british accents a bit too much of late.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    ...British accent + dark eyelilner = maximum exotic.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    ...the eyeliner is the critical part. Black for Arab...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...smoky sepia for Persian, burnt umber for Indian and countries ending in "istan", red ochre for Native've got it pretty much covered.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    "these days... people seem to cast within the right culture"

    by God's Brother

    harry, are you on crack or something? let me know when "these days" get here...

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    oh yea!!!a big Dumb white actor to play a persia good job!!

    by BlackBriar

    Are they any good actors out there. Or is !!!everyone a ben affleck!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    I download almost every trailer...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...even if I don't plan on seeing the movie.<p> I have no desire to even watch this trailer.<p> That shows how little interest I have for this waste of celluloid.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Fuck the movie industy AND racists

    by IndyGold


  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Casting people of other cultures:

    by God's Brother

    If they can have a huge casting call with literally thousands of unknown kids trying out for Harry Potter, and those main actors go on to be huge household names, why wouldn't anybody apply the same practice to casting characters of other cultures/ethnic backgrounds? Are you telling me there's not a single persian dude out there who's handsome, oozing charisma, and who can act? Why not turn some unknown persian dude into the next big thing?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Pirates of the Caribbean

    by MJDeViant

    They really want this to be like that and The Mummy. They would love another franchise. I think the movie looks okay for a video game movie, which isn't saying a lot. I didn't like Pirates, didn't like The Mummy movies, so I doubt I'll like this. But, until I see it, I'll stay opened minded........I doubt I'm seeing it.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    white guy to play a Persian!

    by BlackBriar

    there a so many better actors out there!! at least cast a latin or israeli actor! what a bunch of jackass's

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    God's Brother...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...this is a long shot, but does your name have anything to do with the actor Diego Abatantuono and movies about Attila?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST


    by God's Brother

    Nah, I just thought I was being clever. But now I'm curious... Never heard of those movies! Google, here I come!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST


    by KingPhobos

    bitch and whine all day long

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Uncharted is going to be the first good movie....

    by BlackBriar

    based on a video game. This one we have a white retard to play a persian!! I mean come on!! what's nest dane cook playing the altair from assasssin's creed Go figure!!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    google ain't saying much

    by God's Brother

    but that dude's got a killer moustache!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Plaque Attack is going to be the first good movie...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...based on a video game.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST


    by God's Brother

    Wow, haven't thought about the game in over 20 years. brain hurts... nostalgia...

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Was Is A White Guy Playing A Persian?

    by Media Messiah

    Hollywood fear of anyone who is non white in the lead role of a blockbuster.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah

    by God's Brother

    Hey, have you ever heard of Will Smith? it ain't the white thing, it's the whole "middle east" thing.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    That's Why...Not Was

    by Media Messiah

    You get it.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Feh, the game was better...

    by MrGreenStache

    Sands of Time remains one of the main examples of story-telling and character development in videogames. The movie looks better than Uwe, but it doesn't look any better than the Mummy or the Resident Evil movies.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Left 4 Dead movie

    by MacReady452

    wait, I'm sick of zombie movies. Nevermind.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Looks great. Infidels done good.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    now, a PIT FALL movie would rock

    by God's Brother

    Story could basically be about anything. As long as the main dude swings over crocodiles on a vine and falls down holes, we're good.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    ...God's Brother...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...sort of a long and useless story, but there were these old Italian comedies that have Diego Abatantuono playing Attila the Hun. He likes to refer to himself as "the scourge of God", but since he's dumb and has this nearly incomprehensible Sicilian accent it comes out as "the brother of god"...<P>(everybody laughs)

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    God's Brother: I Knew You'd Bring Up Will Smith

    by Media Messiah

    The token Black Guy. Can we name ten others in the lead roles of Blockbuster besides Will Smith and Denzel? Where are the Latinos, the Asians...beyond stereotypical karate and kung-fu roles, the Middle Easterners, the Pacific Islanders, The American Indians, etc.???

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    God's Brother

    by KingPhobos

    its called "Indiana Jones"

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9 p.m. CST


    by God's Brother

    I'm not arguing with you here, I just think that Hollywood has, in recent years, gotten over it's fear of black leading actors (considering how much money Will Smith movies make at the box office... He's one of the biggest movies stars in the universe). besides him, you can count the number of non-white lead actors on your hand, which totally blows, natch. There's definitely some colours missing in Hollywood's "culture rainbow"

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    I liked this better...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    When it was called Aladdin. Seemed more realistic then, too!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Okay that's it...


    Noone is allowed to say "It is time" in a trailer anymore. Is every single trailer nowadays made by one monkey chained to a computer in a shed somewhere? <p> This movie will fail anyway, they're playing it just too serious considering the ridiculousness of the concept. Pirates of the Carribean worked because it was mostly played for laughs... mostly

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST

    ...God's Brother, now you can claim the most obscure...

    by FlickaPoo name reference of all time.<P>For your viewing pleasure...<P>

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    ...minus the fucking space in "com" of course.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    yet another reason to learn Italian

    by God's Brother

    Thanks, it actually looks funny! I will embrace it as the new source of my name. Now your name... let me guess: Inspired by the opening sequence of 2001?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    At least an latin actor or israeli!

    by BlackBriar

    There are so many ways, this movie should of gone! I bet there are many very good persian actors for this role, but no they get a white guy to play a persian If its black cast its always denzel and Will. its never someone new its always the same freakin thing!!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Mummy comparisons?

    by ClaireRedfield

    C'mon really!? This looks WAAY better than any of the Mummy movies. At the least, you've got better actors. More suitable anyway (Fraser isn't a BAD actor, just... bad at choosing roles...maybe?) I wishing that female Basil Exposition would STFU though. She's kind of forgettably beautiful in that Jerry Bruckhiemer movie/"I wish I was Megan Fox" kind of way. They would have been better off finding someone maybe, I don't know, middle eastern? If not the main character, why not the love interest at least? Then again, that would look even more racist, wouldn't it?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Love Jake Gyllenhaals accent. It's so consistent LOL!

    by Orionsangels

    I love the way the trailer makes no mention of it being based on Video Game lol.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Jake standing on tower = Assassin's Creed eagle vision ripoff

    by Orionsangels

    Those who've played Assassin's Creed know what I'm talking about.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Orions, the shot was in PoP long before Assassin's Creed.

    by Lenny Nero


  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST

    ...God's Brother, actually the accent is very funny...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and um, yes, my name refers to the very classy 2001 movie...<P>Nothing but the best for me.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST

    The problem I have with these period set films is...

    by Orionsangels

    They could give a flying fuck about the period in which the movie takes place in, sure it's not based on real history, but why do all the character's have to speak with a modern sensibility? Yo Bitch! I'm dah Prince of Persia! Well not that bad, but they talk like they're from 2009. Can't they at least try, to give performances that reflect the world they were raised in, and not act like humans from 2009. Who went back in time.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST



    What, like they're going to have Jake say "Now if I double tap sqaure and hit L2 I should be able to successful navigate this avalanche of sand.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Show me Lenny

    by Orionsangels

    I've played the POP games. I don't recall the prince standing on a tower, as the camera rotates 360 degrees around him and makes that warping sound, as we see the entire city around him. I first saw that in Assassin's Creed.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    This look more like Prince of Presia,& the Sands of Ocean Beach

    by ganymede3010

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    The Prince of yellow tinted filters & CG backdrops. Rated R.

    by Orionsangels

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Anglo-Persians with English accents!

    by thot

    Makes absolutely no sense at all, but could be fun anyway! Looks like it could be over the top, silly fun.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA!!! British accents! They're fucking PERSIANS!

    by YackBacker

    What a cum-encrusted mess of a film.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    hey I think it looks pretty good!

    by Weapon M

    It looks promising! I think this is the kind of movie that we were expecting to see visually from the Prince of Persia movie! Lets hope the story can do it justice also!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    ...actually, when Persians speak English, they often...

    by FlickaPoo so with an English do Indians, many Middle Easterners, Africans etc...<P>Has something to do with the fact that once England was the superpower and colonized the world while America was a bumblefuck backwater hick town.<P>But that can't be right cant it? Accents are gay.<P>America, fuck yeah!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Oh I saw this when it was call The Mummy

    by DoctorZoidberg

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    I want to put my penis in that girl's vagina

    by DoctorZoidberg

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo, the British didn't colonize Persia in the 6th Century

    by YackBacker

    Try again.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for the Elevator Action movie

    by DoctorZoidberg

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Britain was a "bumblefuck backwater hick town" then

    by YackBacker

    Now go brush your teeth!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna pour sand in my crack before I see this

    by MacReady452

    to really get the full experience.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    YackBacker, I mean today...

    by FlickaPoo English speaking Persian person often speaks English with a British if you cast a real live Persian person there's a good chance he would have the much mocked accent in question.<P>Doesn't change the fact that a generic Englishish accent is the default mode for fantasyesque movies...<P>Carry on.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Looks like a fun filled comedy, the kids will love it.

    by MajorFrontbum

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST

    English Accents...

    by God's Brother

    ... are the default for any on-screen language that isn't english, right? They had english accents in ancient rome, in ancient egypt... hell, the empire in star wars is made a up of a bunch of limey gits. It's just a stand in

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST

    yeah, what flickapoo said

    by God's Brother

    beat me to it

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Flicka, acually today

    by YackBacker

    It depends on where the Iranian (Persian) learned to speak English. If they learned it in a British school, then yes they'll have a British accent. But if they learn English in the U.S. there is an American accent. I have a couple of Persian friends and they do not sound like they're faking a moronic accent like Jake in this movie. <p> Anyway, your comment shouldn't apply here. The guy who plays Hiro on HEROES didn't even speak Japanese before the series started but he got rid of his American accent and adopted the appropriate "English as a second language" accent of his character. We call that acting. The shit in this trailer is not a good example of it.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST


    by vaterite

    a crack.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Flickapoo: Sooo, a country's history of imperialism

    by CreasyBear

    and conquest of other cultures is a source of pride in your eyes? I can understand that point of view I guess, it's just surprisingly un-AICN of you. I would've expected something more along the lines of "English accents are cool! Oh, and I hate American hicks!" Y'know, the same gist, but without the pro-imperialist pride.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    Wow that actually looks good and...

    by moonlightdrive

    Jake's accent is possibly the best English accent from an American ever (I'm English). I can't believe that that's him speaking, it sounds so different to his usual accent. Excellent job. I'm surprised at how good this looks. It's nice to be proved wrong. The film as a whole might not be that good, we'll see but Jake seems to have pulled it off. I don't know anything of the game.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    ENEMY AT THE GATES is the worst example of this shit

    by YackBacker

    You had British accents all up in that motherfucker. No one could do a Russian or German accent? Fucking shitty.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    ...watched LOTR again recently, and Elijah Wood's...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...meandering Britishish accent drove Mrs. FlickaPoo to chew her thumb cuticle until it bled profusely.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    wood's accent fucking blows

    by God's Brother

    Spike from Buffy? best american -> british accent I've ever heard. also, Jason Stackhouse on True Blood has the best australian-> southern accent I've ever heard, too!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    YackBacker, CreasyBear...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...granted, but a lot of international English schools are run by Brits...and the Brits have a longer history there than Americans do. I was mostly being contrarian though... <P>Creasy, I'm just an America hating liberal and enjoyed the opportunity to point out that lots of other people beat us to stomping around the world...

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Movie execs take notice...

    by Darth Valinorean

    You've got Ben Gandhi Kingsley in the movie ... its a video game movie ... why not just write a check to charity instead of making this movie? But because I liked the first PoP game (it rocks!), I really do hope this movie does well. Sounds like fun, but that chick's yakking was bloody annoying

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    YackBacker, but ENEMY AT THE GATES shows...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Rachel Weisz's ass, or at least the top half...and therefore is forgiven any number of measly accent failures.<P>Incidentally, THE BROTHER'S BLOOM shows the bottom half. Some day I'm going to freeze frame both movies side by side...

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    13 Warrior

    by MacReady452

    Persian(?) and Norse meeting in the middle to seak english, or in Antonio's case Spanglish.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    ...Stackhouse is Australian? I had no idea.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    yeah, hearing him talk in interviews is crazy

    by God's Brother

    such a good actor

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    A decent flick, but nothing outstanding

    by estacado1

    This ain't gonna be another cash cow like Pirates is.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    ...Apollo from BSG fooled me too.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    At least

    by Bellam

    It's not another Lord of the Rings rip off.<br><br>PoP:SoT was a fantastic game, the rest less so and the most recent a really long quick-time event with nice characterization, decent acting and an okay, only slight worn story. I'm cool with PoP moving into another medium - flick looks like fun.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Elijah Wood is a douche

    by YackBacker

    Any accent he speaks is frustrating.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    "oh yea!!!a big Dumb white actor to play a persia good job!!"

    by Toonol

    Actually, it is. It's not inaccurate casting at all.<p> What is especially irritating about the politically correct crowd is not just their smugness, but the fact that they often don't even understand what it is they're talking about. Gylenhaall isn't bad casting at all for an ancient persian.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Remember when Ben Kingsly being in a movie...

    by sambafreak13

    ...meant it was gonna be good? I swear, as soon as I saw his face I realized how bad this is going to be...the man was in Bloodrayne for goodness sake..

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Ben Kinglsey Shit Movie Fest: A SOUND OF THUNDER

    by YackBacker

    With Edward Burns and Catherine McCormack (sigh). That movie was fucking retardedlicious!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    This could go both ways...

    by Sardonic

    I trust JG's ability to pick a movie, but none the less this does definitely have that "generic adventure movie" feel. Still, most people said the same thing about Pirate's of the Caribbean, and look how that turns out.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Re: accents- Jonathan Pryce as the U.S. President in GI JOE

    by YackBacker

    The guy wasn't even trying! But neither was anyone in GI JOE, so I give him a conditional pass...

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST


    by God's Brother

    Any evidence to support what you're saying?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    ...and YackBacker, I'm kicking myself for falling for your...

    by FlickaPoo

    ..."couple of Persian friends" ploy. Clearly my one British accented Persian friend can't compete.<P>It would seem a safe assumption though that if you are American and your Persian friends live here...then they didn't learn English in Iran? You can hardly blame them for their crappy Jersey/Minnesota/San Fernando Valley/Persian accent then can you?<P>Maybe if they had learned English in Iran as god intended they would have the proper fantasy movie Britishish accent.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    I own a Persian rug.

    by DoctorZoidberg

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Yack, Kingsley is stacking up for retirement. ;

    by ganymede3010

    I don't think he even reads his scripts any longer before accepting a role. He's to good of an actor to appear in the shit fests he's been in lately.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo, you're wasting your time

    by YackBacker

    Relax, these aren't the Lincoln-Douglas debates. You made a self-admittedly silly comment to be a contrarian. I responded by blasting a hole in your argument. And now you're repeating exactly what I said back to me as if it were a point in your favor (Iranians learn English where they live!). Your need to rag on Americans is understandable, but just remember who kicked your ass in 1776. Let it go.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    gany! My man!

    by YackBacker

    I do give Kingsley an additional pass for his work in SEXY BEAST. That movie is a throwback to the British thrillers of yesteryear- like Caine's GET CARTER. I approve.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Did somebody say Persians?!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius


  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    ..."let it go"?! Did you read that shit?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...You're just rolling over because you can't understand what I said.<P>Hell, I don't understand what I said or what my point is or was.<P> It was fucking brilliant.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo, this is getting stale...

    by YackBacker

    Ok, new topic- who would you rather "shag"- Sienna Miller or Amy Winehouse?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    AMENDMENT to my last post

    by YackBacker

    Amy Winehouse is sitting on a table of the world's best sushi. You can eat the sushi but you also have to "service" Winehouse.<p> Miller, on the other hand, is covered in... well, shit. Let's say it's dog shit. Now, here vaginal area is spotless, but she insists on kissing you while you plow her hole. <p> Who do you pick?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Bruckheimer's New Testament

    by mechas8n

    Action Jesus! Wait, its not a new biblical epic? Its some video game movie? Never mind.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    ...that must be a trick question...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...when was the last time Winehouse had a comprehensive STD test? Will I get some sort of contact high from her vag?

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Great game-not sure about this though

    by darthvedder81

    Sands of Time is one of the best action games I've ever played. If the plot of the movie is as convoluted and nonsensical as the last two Pirates flicks I'm walking out of the theater.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Flicka, I can only assume Winehouse is rotted fish down there

    by YackBacker

    With either choice, you're getting a 2-week stint in the hospital afterwards. <p> Oh, and add to both of these scenarios that John Major is sitting in the corner "jerkin' the gerkin" while you're going at it. In a way, you could ask yourself "What would Major do?"

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    That's a lot of CG

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    but still looks better than it should. I'll watch it on bluray.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Does he get buggered up the arse?

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    I swear...

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    IndyGold... good video game adaptation

    by MurderMostFowl

    Yeah but it would stand up as well as Tomb Raider or Mortal Combat, don't you think? Those two are the best video game movies out there, and that's not a high bar to raise.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    ..Producer of Poop, More Poop and Poop 2: Poopier..

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    ..brings you Prince of Poop: Poopie Poop Poop.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST's my plan...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...leave Winehouse alone for the half our or so it will take her to die of natural causes.<P> Wait another thirty minutes to let the body finish drying to an inhalable powder.<P>Sell the powder to rich kids at the local high-school.<P>Just forget the Sienna Miller thing...she's cute, but too skinny anyway.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Once again who fucking cares!!!!!

    by MainMan2001

    This looks like shit. Who cares!! I don't. I've seen this movie before a thousand times and hated it ever single time. I'm sure this time won't be any different. Again, a ton of money to compensate for lack of imagination. I don't care.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Prince of Persia vs. the men of 300!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    I'd pay to see that!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Flicka, you offer an elegant solution

    by YackBacker

    Don't forget the sushi on the table, though. It would be a shame to let that go to waste!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST


    by Ogma

    American actor feigning a British accent playing a character from the Middle East? That aside, this really looks terrible. Overblown, 'Scorpion King' kind of terrible...

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    I demand they cast a Real Persian in this Fantasy Film

    by conspiracy

    based on a Video Game and set in completely fictional/Fantasical Westernized version of a Persia that has never actually existed!</p><p>They should have cast Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...that fucker would have packed in the crucial female 12-18 demographic much better than Jake.

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    People are mocking this but 'excited about Avatar'?


    Am I missing something? They both look fun but have cheesy dialogue....sadly, my interest level toward both barely rates above lukewarm. Bring on Chris Nolan's Inception!

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Fuck this! Ninja Assassin comes out this month

    by MacReady452

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    The Mummy>Sahara>Avatar>Tomb Raider>Prince of Persia>The Mummy2

    by Spazatronik2000

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Doesn't look as bad as I thought...

    by The Eskimo

    ...but it will still fail...

  • Nov. 2, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Which reminds me: Kevin J. O'Connor as Beni in THE MUMMY

    by YackBacker

    That was solid white guy as Middle-Easterner acting! I was watching THERE WILL BE BLOOD and thinking "Christ, that guy playing Plainview's brother is awesome as a white guy!" he had me convinced so well that he was ethnic. Kevin J. O'Connor, Stephen Sommers' only friend- here's to you, fella!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Pirates of the Johnny Depp was a Ride, The movies were decent

    by Myopiniondontmeanshit

    Who knows? Like Avatar, it's kinda hard for me to judge these movies with these bullshit media players. I'm quite sure its hard to appreciate how massive this movie would look on the big screen. The dialog does sound cheesy as hell and is about as accurate as a gang-banger in a drive by but it does look fun

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Award for Best Honky in the role of Camel Jockey goes too...

    by conspiracy

    John Rhys-Davies..for Fucking Sallah. And he played a Portagee in fucking Shogun. Thats some fucking range folks. That's acting!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    seriously! half the shots in the trailer were direct ripoffs of Assassin's Creed!<p>and I don't know about you, but I first played Assassin's Creed on a HUGE HDTV, and the first time I got to a tower and jumped off, balls tightened up a little. when was the last time you can say that about a video game? the graphics and camera work were that good. also, I'm a LITTLE scared of heights.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    to Toonol and Buzz Aldrin

    by MrMajestic

    That's just sad guys. Look Persians aren't white. I have ethnically Persian Iranian friends and guess what they're not really white. And there's nothing wrong with that. It's all good. Arguing otherwise makes you look pathetic. BTW Persian chicks are hot and very often "stacked".

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    the first Tomb Raider had a level like that

    by Spazatronik2000

    but it was a massive indoor tower you had to scale.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    what the f#@$ is this bullshit

    by peopleintrees

    prince of persia is supposed to be one big parkour movie

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Not to belabor the subject...

    by MrMajestic

    I think that comes from the fact that the Arab culture has had such a profound impact on all Muslim nations. I think it's that whole we're North African but we're not black thing attitude going on. Sad really, people trying so very hard to be considered "white".

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    The ACTUAL game his is BASED on

    by Spacezilla

    Is VERY inspired. Like lightning in a bottle. A Really really great. It felt special and magical, and flowed so good. The Prince is a shitton cooler then this version is in this movie. A SHIT TON Better then this gay homo Jake. <P> To get an idea of how the game felt, Find and download the end credits song from the game called "Time only Knows." ITs the best end game song and really captures the feel of the game experience. The game is far superior to anything this movie has in store. Absolute FACT. Remember to listen to "Time only knows". Really trippy when you are stoned too.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    looks okayish

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    if it's successful, it'll make about 1/16th of AVATAR's box office...<p>:-p

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    I couldn't watch the whole trailer

    by animas

    it just screams NO.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Awww, that looks fun!

    by sonnyfern

    Looks like a plain good time, something you can take your kids too...lots of cool effects...weird accents and a hot chick.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:48 a.m. CST

    i thought i saw..

    by nolan bautista

    ..Richard Lynch there...too bad i was mistaken..

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Looks great!

    by ulcer

    And no.. it looks nothing like The Mummy. How do they get away with taking so much from Assassin's Creed though? Have they got the rights to that too? The city and the tours is totally from Creed.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST

    i wish they had used the indian girl

    by ulcer

    The girl from the video game really looked great.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    hmmm cautiously optimistic

    by blckmgk13

    The trailer surprised me.... I won't hold my breath for greatness but may be a not half bad.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:04 a.m. CST

    LOOKS TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Citizen Sane

    Another potentially cool movie ruined by Jerry Butt-Pirate. I can't believe that there are comments here indicating support. These comments must be coming from people connected to the project.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    LOOKS TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Citizen Sane

    Another potentially cool movie ruined by Jerry Butt-Pirate. I can't believe that there are comments here indicating support. These comments must be coming from people connected to the project.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Looking forward to it.

    by Lornsorrow

    Looks like a lot of fun. Since the Mummy movies are pretty much over now, I'l be looking forward to this. Hope it turns out a decent enough sequel or two before it dies. Love adventure films. I don't take them all that serious. Its a chance to just have fun provided they are done well. This looks like it could be decent. have to wait and see.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:14 a.m. CST


    by mojination

    lame dialogue, lame casting, lame trailer, same unimaginative aesthetics. pass.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST


    by blckmgk13

    I love how people rage against this movie for all the CG and then in their next breath say how great Avatar will be. Love the consistency. Oh and the whole cast an unknown Iranian in the role of Prince of Persia would be stupid for the very reason aforementioned of drawing in the demographs that are likely to see and subsequently re-see/buy this film. Comparing it to Harry Potter is ridiculous because how many 10 year old british kids did Hollywood really have on standby?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Looks a bit like the Scorpion King

    by MorganLeafy

    but that's ok because I'll admit: I actually liked the Scorpion King. On the other hand: 'from the director that brought you Four Weddings and a Funeral comes another thrilling adventure', that just doesn't sound right.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    star wars battlefront=great movie idea

    by AnUsulDarkley

    These games have really interesting characters and environments, if someone took the time to write an interesting story around the characters and environments in these games, it might start a successful movie franchise.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST

    I would love to see

    by AnUsulDarkley

    A big screen adaptation of Frogger.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Guitar hero would be a great film.

    by AnUsulDarkley

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST


    by DOGSOUP


  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Other game to movie adaptations...

    by AnUsulDarkley

    Hopscotch-Skipping into theatres next summer. Tetris Boggle Yar's Revenge Kangaroo Patty Cake Breakout

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    It doesn't look like a complete disaster

    by tomimt

    It looks visually very nice, let's just hope it won't be such a huge pile of garbage video game movies usually turn out to be.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Gyllenhaal gets a pass for being a name...

    by CZ

    Gyllenhaal gets a pass for being a name actor to sell the film, but the HELL they couldn't find any halfway decent Bollywood actress for the Indian princess. What is Gemma Arterton doing in this?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:47 a.m. CST

    I should write for hollywood

    by Meadowe

    A few years ago I was all up on the original Crow and was formulating ideas and instead of a bird bringing back a dude it was this powerful dagger. I'm going to try to write a screenplay for Hack/Slash so Megan Fox doesn't Jennifer's Body herself again.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Well that looks shit. But I DO like Mike Newell.

    by Mr Gorilla

    So let's hope that some of his humanity and humour got through the Bruckheimer process.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Gemma Atherton..

    by Fortunesfool

    Is lucky she's pretty.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Why english accents?! Why the CGI bukkake?!

    by wowsah156

    Seriously i cant for one reason think how this is going to be any different from Transformers 2 or a "Pirates" type movie. Incredibly depressing.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Doesnt look too bad

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Good cast anyway, not sure it will break the video game to rubbish movie adaptation law, but, live in hope.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Gemma Arterton

    by Drsambeckett1984

    was the only good thing in Quantum Of Solace, the worst movie ever made! <P> She made it feel like a Bond movie.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    And people are slamming Avatar?!!!

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 3:21 a.m. CST

    by bruce SG

    Relax kids this ain't Hamlet,its mass appeal entertainment which is gonna make alot of money.So just turn you're brain off and enjoy the show.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Color me surprised...

    by Pop_aristocrat

    looks pretty good. Other than the lack of Persians in this movie, solid.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 3:36 a.m. CST

    School's in:

    by DocPazuzu

    It was the Persian EMPIRE, not simply the part of the Persian Empire which is now Iran--just as the Roman EMPIRE was more than simply the area which now covers southern Italy. <p> "Uuuuhhh...." I hear you say. <p> Well, generally empires are made up of vast areas consisting of many lands and many people, religions and customs. Nowhere in this trailer has it been said that the movie takes place in the heart of modern day Teheran. For all we knoe this could take place in a remote province of the Persian Empire. <p> Did any of you geniuses complain that Gladiator had very few or NO Italian actors whatsoever? Even when it was taking place in Rome? Or a Spaniard playing, er, The Spaniard? Settle your whiny asses down. <p> Oh, and did someone seriously say that the actors in Enemy At The Gates should have spoken English with Russian and German accents?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST

    "Quantum Of Solace...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...the worst movie ever made!" <p> Damn, that's rather harsh, isn't it?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 3:52 a.m. CST


    by Drsambeckett1984

    Not really, i have never left a cinema with such a feeling of disappointment in my gut, than when i saw QOS. It made me feel ashamed to be a Bond fan.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    ...I've only seen it once, on DVD, so perhaps I should watch it again.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 3:59 a.m. CST

    with the May 28th release date

    by Spazatronik2000

    I was expecting it to look this "big." But ya, the girl sucks. Is it too late to CG in Rachel Weisz?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Cheesy, Cliched shot #237

    by smackfu

    When the hero stands on top of a tall building, and the camera does a big stupid 360 rotation around him. Not only does it do a big stupid 360 rotation, but it does it in stuttering fast-slow-fast-slow jolts.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 4:14 a.m. CST

    It filled me with nothing but hate

    by Drsambeckett1984

    I loved Gemma Arteton in it though, the rest of the film was a dreadful mess that even Roger Moore wouldnt have put his name to. <P> There is nothing in it that makes it a Bond movie, if you took the Bond name from it and took out Daniel Craig and replaced him with any other actor, QOS would just be a mediocre action film that is one of the worst directed cinematic messes i have ever had the misfortune to witness. <P> I loved Casino Royale, but its 'sequel', is something i would rather forget. I came up with a better Bond story in a day! The script is nearly finished, after a week and a half its better than QOS!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 4:18 a.m. CST

    My favorite game

    by David Cloverfield

    Pop Sands of time was a cool as fuck game. The story made sense, so did the time mechanics. Maybe they can work in a movie, but you need a really talented director to make time manipulation battles exciting. Spielberg could do it. These people... doesn't seem like it.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Don't care about the casting in this,

    by Dingbatty

    but it shall have been a missed opportunity if they cast Will Smith instead of Naveen Andrews for upcoming Disney 20,000 Leagues flick. And Naveen has that coveted Brit dialect.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Good English accent? It's a voiceover

    by AlanTNT

    That isn't Jake Gyllenhaal's voice.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 5:03 a.m. CST


    by Buzz_Aldrin

    QoS made you ashamed of being a Bond fan but Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, A View to a Kill and so on didn't?<p> Must be because Bond in QoS was something approaching a human being and not just a one-liner machine.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 5:07 a.m. CST

    As good as Pirates of the Caribbean.

    by Reelheed

    Hell I thought that looked pretty good. Cant say I was expecting much but it looks like its got more than a few stunning vistas and at least a couple of jaw dropping stunts and that's all I was hoping for really.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST


    by Sal_Bando

    Well a couple from Turkmenistan wouldn't hurt, at any rate now would they? Didn't think so. <p> Anything that has Rachel Weisz is immediately improved. But as she's not in this, we get to look at Maggie's brother and some sand-dunes. Oh well. <p> Is there a scene where the camels start chasing the guy w/ the Benny Hill music on in the background, and if not, WHY?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 5:12 a.m. CST

    who fucks Jake in the ass in this one?

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    spit in my hand!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST

    I wrote a script too

    by ominus

    it was one of those days i was taking a shit and i was took me only 2min to write it on the toilet paper.i called it: Odyssey of a turd

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    I thought Quantam was okay.

    by Sal_Bando

    Just not that interesting that's all. Preferred Octopussy to it.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 5:21 a.m. CST

    What's with the stupid accent? lol

    by CherryValance

    I have to say there is way more clothing on Jake than previous photos may have suggested. So that's a letdown. But yeah who cares? If you like this sort of thing you like it. I expected POTC/National Treasure type quality from it. That's what it looks like.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 5:42 a.m. CST


    by Drsambeckett1984

    No i like those films quite alot, ok, maybe not Die Another Day. <P> QOS didnt make Bond human, it made him into a mindless thug, I prefer my Bond films to have the world greatest secret agent, you know James Bond is meant to be a spy not a thug.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:05 a.m. CST

    typical hollywood...

    by TheNewDirector

    ..bullshit, now if they decide to make The Longest Journey or Syberia, im there!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST

    well, looks like Jason Statham's out of a job.

    by mynamesdan

    If the only thing stopping Gylennhall from being the next bruce willis was his accent

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:22 a.m. CST

    British accent = credibility

    by Mel Garga

    The success of these types of films is usually determinded by word-of-mouth, not the trailer. So, we shall see....

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Well, this has the look of a new franchise

    by Madcapper

    and that leaves us all in a dilemma. If this one is good, and we all pay cash to see it, that will surely warrant a sequel or three, which are very likely to be of a lesser quality. Is this what we all want? Guess so. I wont be bombastic about it, but historically most franchises with a good first movie are followed by bad ones. Like Pirates of the Caribbean, to which Prince of Persia was compared earlier in the TB. And countless others of course. Eyepopping visuals, lovely ladies and a buff main character, are all obviously in place to please audiences, but is there a good story here, and is it unraveled in an interesting way? W'ell see..

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Pardon my spelling..

    by Madcapper

    I wish for an editing button for christmas Harry;)

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Madcapper--- NO EDIT BUTTON FOR YOU!!!!

    by DioxholsterReturns


  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Quantum of Solace

    by tomimt

    is a perfectly good action scene.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Quantum of Solace title

    by DioxholsterReturns

    doesnt go with the tone of the movie.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:58 a.m. CST

    DioxholsterReturns: hehe. Why not..?

    by Madcapper

    The edit button isn't all that important. But you, you are the devil himself! Enjoying peoples spellingerrors. Pointing fingers...sob..mocking me...sob..

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Jerry Bruckheimer, Jake Gyllenhall, video game movies

    by Spidermonkee

    Are all usually pretty awful. However, I loved these games, and know the story is interesting, so I might give this a try. I don't mind so much a white actor cast as the Prince. If you've played the games, the Prince sounded like Jude Law. I guess if you wanted accuracy, everyone would've been speaking Arabic and we'd have no idea what was happening.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Pirates of the Caribbean

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Was good. This is the same team? Okay, I'll give it a shot. This trailer, however annoying the voiceover, did give me the desire to see the flick, because it will be a property I've not seen used before, and probably pretty entertaining.<p>Avatar's trailer, conversely, didn't do anything for me, and had the same kind of shitass narration. *shrug* Since I'm gonna see both, I have to give the trailer war nod to this one. It had zazz! :)

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    You guys are dead on

    by lprothro

    about Quantum of Solace, I rented it with a discount and still ended up wanting my money back. Absolutely no story to speak of, not really much of an antagonist to speak of either. An exercise in complete cinematic futility. And for the record, Persians may not be "Arabs" but they are most certainly middle-eastern. They share a common linguistic origin with indo-europeans, but that doesn't mean that they all looked like northern europeans or something back then.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    RE Quantum Of Solace title

    by Drsambeckett1984

    You are quite right it doesnt fit the tone of the movie at all, the most appropriate title might be; <P> Big Pile Of Steaming Shit <P> Arse Juice <P> Cuntnugget Of Shitstain. <P> Any of those fit the tone quite well. I actually have nothing against the title, it was interesting and a bit weird, which is fine for a Bond movie. Just such a shame about the movie.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    a resounding Meh

    by mrfantomashawk

    I saw the poster and got excited for this, the costume looked great, Jake looked like he fit the part. After watching this trailer, I am so underwhelmed by this project. What is all this CG doing in a period film. How would anyone watch this and think this film looks appealing?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    He goes to great lengths to not only cast with ethnic accuracy, but he uses the language of his story too. That's what you call filmmaking. This? This is banal Hollywood tripe. Still, looks like dumb fun.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Whoa! They seem to be using all games' stories

    by onezeroone

    I think I saw elements of both Sand Wraith and Dark Prince. WTFTW!!!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Hmph, not bad.

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    You can't really gauge a film by it's trailer but it seems accurate to the game and looks like a decent replacement for nearly defunct Pirates franchise. Oddly enough the accent supprised me as well.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST

    The generic girl is pretty but...

    by Underdogthe3rd

    ... SHOUT UP! Jeez.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST


    by polyh3dron

    Therefore Gladiator was the worst movie ever made.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST

    King of Pain

    by luke_lymon

    While I have no problem with Jake, the Prince should have been someone less known. The dialogue in the trailer was definitley crappy and overloaded with cute-talk and if CGI id going to dominate asit appears it will, they shoulf have done the whole thing in animation. Should have put a Phonebooth in the desert.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    The only called Crowe Spaniard because of his Armor.

    by ganymede3010

    That's why they assumed he was a Spaniard. Not because he was cast as a Spaniard.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    this could at the very least be fun

    by Drsambeckett1984

    and that is all i really ask from blockbusters, i want to be entertained more than anything. Life is depressing enough in reality. This is why i prefered Star Trek this year, to last years The Dark Knight. Now i expect a backlash for that statement.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Won't waste my money on a ticket for this.

    by Ecto-1

    My wife, who is a big time video game geek, says that it looks like they've ass-raped all the Prince of Persia games for this. As for me. There's nothing in this trailer that gets me excited. Harry, I know in the old Harryhausen movies and other's of that era, white guys were always cast as middle eastern characters. But that's just because people back then simply didn't know any better. Jake and Gemma are both pretty crap actors, and I fail to see how people would think that putting them in a movie would equel boffo box office. They should have cast people who look and speak like they are from persia. I won't support this kind of crap film making at all and certainly won't waste my money on a ticket for it.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Yeah, no real Persians.

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    None of them refer to anyone as "My good friend" or "My main man" and none of them keep insisting that they sit down and have some tea. (Persian girlfriend here, so I'm "honorary Persian" so it's funny but NOT racist in my case!)

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Uh, Crowe in Gladiator was "the Spaniard"...

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    ... because his character lived in Spain, which, back then, was a Roman province.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack, Mel Gibson does what??

    by CullenisPrime

    Dont get me wrong I love Mel, but Jim Caviezel was born in the US and his parents were Slovak, Swiss, and Irish. And that is no where close to Jerusalem. Also he cast himself as William Wallace and Mel nor his parents are Scottish. So you may want to do some research before making a blanket comment like that. However, he, in both cases, cast the right person because they are great actors. Actors dont have to be born in the same culture as the character, only give us the illusion they are. I think the two examples I gave were spot on and from what I have seen Jake has nailed the look of the character. Now the movie may suck ass, but it wont because Jake isnt a persian.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Never mind Iran getting nukes...

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    ...because they've apparently got time travel lying around somewhere. Yikes!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Different from Pirates in one important way

    by herow/1000faces

    No interesting character like Captain Jack. Imagine watching Pirates with only Orlando and Keira. That's Prince of Persia.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST

    And Hollywood wonders why we bit torrent

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    Seriously, if you pay full ticket price for films like this, you are a sucker. Please, Hollywood, I not longer expect that you'll make good movies. I do, however, expect to pay less for your flimsy retreads. I don't pay top dollar at Target, so why should I pay top dollar for your mild amusements?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I'm with Drsambeckett

    by lprothro

    Still looks like a fun flick, like the old '70's Sinbad films. I preferred "Iron Man" over dark knight for similar reasons. Wasn't feeling all the ultra-realism in a film about a dude running around in a Halloween costume.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    ecto-1 remeber that

    by ominus

    holywood creates stars.this movie is not only some cash for the studios,its also an investment for actors like jake and gemma.if they manage to become stars with this movie,not only they can use them for the future sequels of the franchise,but in all the other movies they plan to do and they feel these news stars could be used as promoters.take for instance Bale.after the huge success of DK,they put him on the semi-dead franchise of Terminator in order to revive it,and it seems it worked. <p>lets say that they do put middle-eastern actors in this film,the actors do a great job and the film becomes a u think that these newborn middle-eastern 'stars' are going to be used in other films as protagonists.For instance to play as lead in a superhero comic movie,or some arthouse movie directed by scorcese or whatever.How many middle-eastern actors are used as protagonists in the mainstream movies,right now that we are talking? <p>Really what happened with the leads from the much acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire? is the male lead going to star (and not co-star next to the white protagonist) in any american mainstream/arthouse movie this year? the female lead wont be forgotten,since she is a hot woman,and that is a nice,well-packed product for the Holywood to ignore. <p>In the end,its all about investments and unforutnately at this point of time,the Holywood marked is dominated by the white star promoducts.maybe in the future the situation will change,just maybe.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    marked= market promoducts=promoters

    by ominus

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    why not robin williams as the Genie?

    by ominus

    after all POP is like an 1001 and 1 folklore can add a genie there.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST


    by Drsambeckett1984

    Don't know how you feel, but i didnt hate Dark Knight, i thought it was technically well made, and well acted. <P> However it just left me feeling cold inside, it was a technical exercise that gave me little enjoyment. I like my blockbusters to be fun, there is always the problem when they go too far and become Revenge Of The Fallen, but i would rather watch something fun than super realistic and depressing!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    It looks to be a big, dumb, silly movie and

    by James_Camera_On

    you know, I can live with that. Of course, I would much prefer to be hit over the head repeatedly with PC evil white-male corporate types stomping indigenous peoples ("Blueggers?") all in the name of GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEED! (how profound! how startling original!) but on my days off Prince of Persia will do.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    DrSambeckett (cool quatum leap reference!)

    by lprothro

    I think we're mostly in agreement there, then. It was a flawless piece of work cinematically, but there was no sense of fun or enjoyment (clunky, awkward suit and lack of competent fight choreography bothered me as well, though). Star Trek and Iron Man had the enjoyment factor in spades, however.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Quantum Leap Rules!!!

    by Drsambeckett1984

    I'm bringing it back!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Ominus: Some interesting points there

    by Madcapper

    but do you really reckon agents in Hollywood care at all what ethnic group their clients belong to? And I would also think there are american actresses and actors that would be easier to pass as a Persian protagonist, if indeed it was a goal to make the protagonist look persian..I do agree with you on the fact that there are powerful agents at work in Hollywood.I do not believe however, the statement that there are "white star promoters" at work..

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Ohhh boy!

    by lprothro

    That show was my Wednesday night religion. Those were the good ole' days when t.v was all about entertainment. Damn all these lawyer/doctor procedural and reality shows!!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Stepped into the Quantum Leap Accelerator And..

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Vainshed! <P> I wrote a whole new Quantum Leap, where Sam's daughter is sent back to find him, and gets trapped, but he makes it home and takes on Al's role. It was very cool. <P> Someone needs to make it. I'm a writer, and I couldnt let QL end the way it did, always made me so upset to see ' Sam Beckett Never Returned Home' so i brought him home. For me at least.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Yeah I had always hoped..

    by lprothro

    ..that they would continue to do the occasional movie of the week, like the one with the evil female leaper, but no such luck. It definitely sucks to think that Sam never gets to return home after doing so much good for total strangers. Hopefully someday that well will be revisited. Good luck with the screenplay, man!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST

    This looks awful

    by Series7

    I wish Jake's brother was starring instead, he can pull off one liners at least.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    While independent films ruin child'

    by Series7

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    hmmmm oddd?

    by Series7

    ruin children's lives in order to have a REAL feel to it. Hollywood can't even get an American actor who can do an accent.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Yeah this really does feel like Pirates without Deep

    by Series7

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Can I Just Remind Everyone

    by Drsambeckett1984

    The comparisions to Pirates Of The Caribbean, really? That was one good film, and two still born cinematic atrrocities, hardly the greatest franchise of all time!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Standard summer blockbuster...

    by allykatD

    it isn't breaking new ground in storytelling or entertainment, but I'll probably go see it because it looks like a pleasant way to pass an afternoon. However, I do wish they would have found someone else to play the lead other than Jake Gyllenhal (or however you spell him name). I don't have anything against him, it's just that he doesn't *fit* the part. This sound weird, but he looks too big and too generically and blandly American... I just can't get past that. But, like I said, I'll most likely see it opening day and just enjoy it for the piece of overly-sweet bubblegum that it is.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    no i meant that most of the star protagonists

    by ominus

    are white actors,thus Holywood feels that is safer to give a chance for a big bugdet movie to a white actor rather than an asian,middle-eastern,even a black. <p>Does this mean that Holywood is controlled by racist lobbies,which restrict the use of non-white actors for the main roles? no i dont think thats the case,but it was the case years ago when times and racial relationships were different,and unfortunately that situation has remained until now.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Why PoP will be pretty bad? Two words: Jerry Bruckheimer

    by AsimovLives

    As in VERY FUCKING BAD! This clown can only make ONE GOOD MOVIE PER DECADE. And this decade he already made his good movie, it was Black Hawk Down. PoP has no fucking chance!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Jesus was white??

    by CullenisPrime

    Since when?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Jesus was white??

    by CullenisPrime

    Since when?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Jesus? Nigga owes me 20 bucks!!

    by AsimovLives

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    After seeing this

    by Mr.FTW

    Now more than ever it should have been Orlando Bloom

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Why not? We need a big epic thing....

    by PennyB

    The movies lately have been grim/boring/gross/juvenile. A big mindless epic on the horizon seems like a pretty good idea. The actors are pretty, lots of explosions... The 2 plus minute wait for the trailer to load was a pain, though.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    this will suck because Mike Newell

    by Series7

    Blows as a director. He made the worst Harry Potter film.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    I'm outraged!

    by DocPazuzu

    Yes, outraged that they cast Ben Kingsley as a Persian! Mark my words, people will go MAD! Why can't they cast REAL Persians, like that fellow who played the Iranian colonel in House Of Sand And Fog?

  • Even if they couldn't cast a Persian or someone who at least fucking LOOKS Persian, I mean they cast Chinese people as Japanese in Geisha, and I'm fine with that because they at least look close enough to the part, but even if they didn't, why not at least give me some shitty attempt to sound Persian? Hell even a stereotyped manner would go a long way... Frankly I blame Ubisoft for fucking this up with their latest by making the Prince a wisecracking US fratboy. Accents sound better, even forced ones are quite charming. This is just fucking lazy. Also it would've been awesome if the prince did more freerunning and crazy ass fighting wu shu shit! But Noooo! If Keanu Reeves could train hard as fuck to do Kung Fu for the matrix, then sure as shit they could've forced this guy to learn some wire-fu, or just fucking got someone better, or hell choreographed the fight scenes in such a way for a trained stunt man to do... How could they f\uck this up??? I mean casting white people is one thing, but taking away teh coolest part of the series with free running and badass fightin' moves? Why???? I refuse to believe that Jerry Fucking Bruckheimer and Disney can't afford to hire the right people to pull off this shit. This is gonna be downright fucking annoying!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST




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  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    ...but its a time travelling dagger...

    by Brigon

    In 30 years time you will all look back, and wish you had a time travelling dagger, just as much as you would love a working lightsaber right now.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Wait a minute, you don't think that Prince Of Persia will not be juvenile? A movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer? Are we even talking about the same movie here?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    I watched the trailer again

    by AsimovLives

    and yes, it will suck ass. Trailer is bad, and the movie will be bad. Jerry Bruckheimer? He can kiss my ass.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Fuck Jerry Bruckheimer

    by AsimovLives

    Fuck Jerry Bruckheimer up his fucking ass.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST


    by Toonol

    I'm not saying white or dark skin is 'better'. That's ridiculous. Just that Ancient Persians were lighter skinned than what we mostly see in the middle east, today. If you feel obligated to classify people by skin color, and the guys bitching about JG seem to be obligated to do just that, at least get it right. The fact that you know a dark-skinned Persian chick today isn't really important.<p> That area (the middle east) is, of course, a real mixing pot of races and cultures, because of its location. But the original Persians were Caucasians by definition; they originated from the Caucasus mountains. The term "Aryan" was coined after studying how many European languages were derived from the Persians.<p> That's from what I've read. If anybody has an actual source (not a racist or conspiracy crackpot) that says otherwise, let me know.<p> Does anybody know, vaguely, what time period this movie is set in? I know it's fantasy... but roughly, is it a few centuries BC? Prior to Alexander the Great?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Time traveling dagger

    by AsimovLives

    I guess it's cooler then a time traveling garden appliance or time traveling cuttlery.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Some trolls try too hard

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    YAWN <P> Even tho the games are good and all, who actually wanted a PoP movie? The new game sucked too. <P> I'd rather see a Ninja Gaiden movie.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Nice nod to Assasins Creed

    by Semen Stains

    With the camera pan when jake is standing on the precarious bit at the top of the building,wtf is with the English accent though?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    There is a Metal Gear Solid movie

    by Semen Stains

    bunch of fans made it and did an outstanding job,dilaogue is very MGS like,clocks in at just over 60 mins and is apprently the first part of 3,the guy who playes Snake in it has the voice and movements down to perfection, check it out.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    A V A T A R - Fucking your eyeballs in December!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    nothing else matters

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Hell yeah! Motoko

    by TheWaqman

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Hell yeah! Motoko's back

    by TheWaqman

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    fucking double post

    by TheWaqman

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    looks like Someone has taken the torch from Sommers

    by Munchie sand disintergration effects.... Whats with Jakes english accent, isnt the dude supposed to be persian. I for one think Bruckheimer makes fun movies....bring on the prince. Hey its got to be better than big film adaptions of Street fighter and Mortal combat right.......

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Actually I love the Raul Julia/Van Damme Street Fighter...

    by TheWaqman

    I don't think they were taking the film seriously, and it does have some very funny scenes. This film, however, just looks like a complete bore. You know it's a bad thing when you can barely sit through a 2 minute trailer.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Ha ha no one will stand up for Mortal Kombat though,,,,,,,

    by Munchie

    But it did have a great sound track........

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I may be wrong but

    by judderman

    when did the Persians believe in "the gods"? Even by 700 BC Zoroastrianism had made them effectively monotheistic.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Only Game I Want Turned Into A Movie Is...

    by FreeBeer

    ...Goldeneye on the N64. That game was awesome and a reasonable story to boot, why not make that into a movie?? Maybe that ship has sailed, it has been been ten years or more.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    It looks

    by shran

    like they seemed to spend their money on the approriate amount of CG imaging and that Jake Gylendenhallenhal worked up a good accent of some sort. And that the lead actress is suitably pretty and forgettable. But I am not much of a gamer so the whole thing in it's entirety=massive amounts of "meh".

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Goldeneye ruled.....

    by Munchie

    Man there are so many cool games out there that deserve a film than this..... Come on when we gonna see HALO!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Sorry Jake, you ain't Johnny Depp.

    by Falafalguy

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Definitely getting a Scorpion King vibe

    by Cat_Corporation

    I thought that movie was pretty lame, but for what it was, it was OK. I reckon this will be the same kind of slick but forgettable light entertainment that you have on TV in the background at Crimbo. And that's exactly when I'll be watching it!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    The Prince of Perversion?

    by AzulTool

    Oops. That's the original title of "This Is It"

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST


    by GopherTrace

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST


    by Dead_Geek

    ... Gay enough.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST


    by cgih8r

    movies look so cheap nowadays with all the CGI everywhere. Bring back the old school

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST


    by Kurgan

    ...that the retards on boards like this would gladly accept someone like Naveen Andrews in the role. Try comparing the mugshots of the late Freddie Mercury and Jake Gyllenhaal to each other. One is an ethnic Parsi and the other one is the Prince of Persia. Trying to appear "sensitive", people just seem much more racist, disregarding all the variations between "white" and "black". But yeah, I guess I'll stop beating this horse. It started to smell long ago.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Apparently Persians in this time period were actually white.

    by Reverend Toast

    While what was at one point Persia is currently Iran, the people that did live there during the time period of Prince of Persia looked more European than Middle Eastern.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Another Overblown, Overhyped Movie..Good Effects Terrible story

    by Muthamaki

    Here we go again

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Persians during that time period

    by criticalbliss

    were "aryan", supposedly. Blonde-haired, blue-eyed. In the end I think they just tried to make him look (and sound judging by the accent) like the video game.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    video game adaptation

    by Titus05

    looks more like Assassin's Creed then Prince of Persia...

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST


    by --- Emperor ---

    It's amazing how the predictability of Hollywood is so lavishly showcased in a single trailer. It already reeks of 30-40 percent on the tomatometer.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Assassin's Creed Would Be Better!

    by Drsambeckett1984

    That would be an amazing movie, the story is epic, using modern day and the past. Not that i dont want to see this too.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Assassin's Creed 2 will be great!!!!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    i cant wait for that shit, but im a PC guy and id have to wait till 210!!! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 8:16 a.m. CST

    i heard there will be aliens in MW2

    by DioxholsterReturns

    is that just a rumor?

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    people still bitching over race?

    by Bouncy X

    its a summer movie based on a video game, who cares what race they are. besides its not like the Prince in any of the original 3 or the recent reboot dont look white anyway.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    For the last time

    by lprothro

    "Aryan" does not mean blond-haired and blue-eyed. That's a myth propogated by modern-day skin heads. Persians left reliefs of themselves and their kings--all with dark, curly hair. It's true that modern-day whites and Iranians share a common day ancestor, but the "blond-haired" assumption is nothing less than absurd. Those traits developed in northern and central Europe where they were facilitated by climat. Please read a book!

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    I can't believe they cast russell crow

    by rasALclart

    as maximus. i mean, he's not even spanish!

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    I'll go make some popcorn

    by MoistMuskyCamelToe

    be right back.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    And what to you MEAN Jake's not Persian?!

    by MoistMuskyCamelToe

    Every time he talks it sounds like Farsi.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    "I've got the key to the gates of paradise"

    by mooli_mooli

    "... but I've got too many legs!" <br> At 0:49 is that... richard coyle? <br>A quick IMDB confirms it is - I'm sold!

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST

    It's time...

    by stylecrime stop using the line "it's time." in movies.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    It looks like one of those movies......

    by meta4

    Where the visuals look amazing, but because of the (possibly) shit acting, thats the only thing going for it. "QUICK,DIALOGUE SUCKS,THROW MORE MONEY AT S/FX!" oh yeah *tears* whats up Ribbons and Asimov I missed you guys! lol my computers been down, Beaks goons took it!

  • Nov. 11, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    I should know, I am one!

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Silent Hill

    by hannibah22

    Hey Indygold, Silent Hill and mortal Kombat were and still are the best video game to movie adaps in forever