Some of my favorite movies in my arsenal are Sahara, National Treasure, Cellular, and Fool's Gold to name a few. I like a movie that will make me laugh, includes a little romance but not too much, and isn't boring. Action is good too, and when there's good action that's even better.
Prince Charming and I went to see Prince of Persia last night at it's midnight release, and a few people have wanted to hear/read what I had to say on the matter. So this is my first attempt at a review post.
I haven't played any of the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time games, so if you're looking for that game to movie compare and contrast yummy goodness you're in the wrong kitchen. Prince Charming has his game lover review up over here if you want that perspective as well.
I loved Prince of Persia. Not only was it an awesome movie, but I was surrounded by a bajillion and seven people that I knew - and we all loved it, albeit honestly some had more love for the snarky Persian Prince than others. Jake Gyllenhaal actually did a superb acting job and you really believe that he is the Prince of Persia not a gay cowboy as is the now stereotypical view of his acting skills.
(Except I never watched that unfortunate movie because I didn't want to mar my love of Jake Gyllenhaal's character in October Sky because that movie is wonderful.)
Anyway, there's actually a plot to this movie that isn't half bad as I understand is typical of game to movie films. The movie kept me engaged in the story and I didn't feel like I was going to fall asleep any minute despite the fact that it was way past my bedtime. The amp energy drink I had didn't hurt either.
But what I have to say about this movie is that you should go see it. I have a nerdy boyfriend who is picky, picky, picky about almost everything - especially his video games. Prince Charming loved the Prince of Persia video games when he was younger, and he felt like this movie did a good job of telling the story and staying true to the elements of the game.
I felt like this movie isn't just for gamers though, because I never played any of those games. I was still able to follow along with the story and I never had to turn to Princey and ask him what was going on. There are parts that you don't see coming, there are parts that make you laugh, and parts that make you cringe with excitement. I don't want to give too much away, so I don't want to say a lot about what happens in the movie - just do your eye sockets a favor and go see this movie.
You can thank me later.