Tuesday, June 15, 2010

'POP' at it's best

Currently… : pondering on some useless things, and I can’t sleep again.
Current location: Kuching, when I wrote this by the way. I'm already in Sibu when I posted this.
Current song: But if the chance remains, To see those better days, I cut the canons down, My ears are blown to bits, From all the rifle hits, But still I crave that sound

About a little more than a fortnight ago, I watched Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and I was just blown away by the similarities of the movie to the game. It was spectacularly dead on. I’m not kidding. Yes, I played the game, I’m a gamer. Well maybe I’m not very good but I can handle my games pretty well, and POP is among it. Thanks to Ubisoft, POP is one of my favorite games of all time. Ever since I heard that they wanted to make a movie based on the game with the same title, I reacted just like any fangirl would… I jumped up and down and then googled it all day just to get the dirt on it. But for the most part I just wanted to know the list of eligible actors that’s going to play as my favorite boyfriend, prince Dastan.

Believe me, Jake Gyllenhaal was not included on the list at all. ( but so did Zac Efron – I heard that he tried out for the part too, thank god he didn’t get it! ) The first time that I got the news he has landed the gig… I revolted and feeling a bit sad, at that moment, but it was ok. He’s not bad, but I don’t know why I disagree with  him playing as the lead either. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen Brokeback Mountain after I heard that he’s going to play the prince or he’s just not Persian looking enough. I’m not so sure, maybe it’s both. I have nothing against Brokeback or Jake for that matter, in fact I think he’s quite cute. (especially in shorts and white t-shirt. Have you seen the vampire weekend video? Shudders )

I think the problem is just that I have a very high expectation of the prince, well come on, he’s the Prince. The famous Prince Dastan from Prince of Persia game franchise. Of course I expect nothing less from the actors that’s going to play his part. Prince Dastan is one hell of a prince. He’s smart, cunning (in a good sense), brave, strong, a quick thinker, funny, cynical, and not a softie. Oh, did I mention he’s beautiful? Yeah, he’s beautiful. I’m a fangirl, what do you expect? :D Although I have some doubts of Mr. Gyllenhaal capabilities to carry the part as Prince Dastan, I think he's done a great job in the movie and make it seem believable (just a little, I still think he's not persian looking enough!), much to my surprise. 

But all in all, I think I really enjoyed the movie from beginning till end.  It has a very subtle and beautiful romance, mixed with action and thrill and most of all, the awesome work of CGI. It never ceases to amaze me of what technology can do nowadays, especially in entertainment industries. Kudos to Bruckheimer for yet another great movie and for producing it. This is a movie that I would go to twice, no wait, make it thrice, and a must have to be added to your dvd collection. Heee ( … and squealed like a fangirl )

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