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Get the full flavor of Gyllenhaal's accent. Two new clips from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time!

05.12.2010

Early buzz is saying that PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME is actually quite entertaining.

Will this be something entertaining that we will enjoy or entertaining because we're laughing our ass off at it?

Two clips from the film have debuted over at MakingOf. I'm just going to throw this out there and if you want you can throw it right back at me: that accent is just too much. Jake Gyllenhaal has proven himself, in my opinion, to be a great actor. But he should leave the accent to Ben Kingsley. I seriously had to replay the clip in order to wrap my head around what I had heard.

Watch and tell me if I'm being too harsh. We also added a slew of new clips over the weekend in our video section, go check it out.

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Extra Tidbit: For those of you who play the game, the next title in the franchise, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands comes out on the 18th of this month.
Source: MakingOf

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11:45AM on 05/13/2010

Ello Gov'nah! Wot av we ear?

First of all, Jake doesn't have a British accent to begin with. So it's weird for him to go out of his way to sound 100% British...why couldn't he subdue it a bit? Or just use a Middle Eastern accent? They can't be that difficult. Secondly, he's using the wrong damn type of British accent. He sounds like he's impersonating Christian Bale from The Prestige while sweeping a chimney.
First of all, Jake doesn't have a British accent to begin with. So it's weird for him to go out of his way to sound 100% British...why couldn't he subdue it a bit? Or just use a Middle Eastern accent? They can't be that difficult. Secondly, he's using the wrong damn type of British accent. He sounds like he's impersonating Christian Bale from The Prestige while sweeping a chimney.
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8:53PM on 05/12/2010
Okay, yeah, the accent is goofy as hell. But when was the last time a film like this portrayed the language/accents of a particular region with even remote accuracy? King Leonidas had a Scottish accent, for chrissake.
Okay, yeah, the accent is goofy as hell. But when was the last time a film like this portrayed the language/accents of a particular region with even remote accuracy? King Leonidas had a Scottish accent, for chrissake.
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10:54AM on 05/13/2010
Good point, but to be fair, Gerard Butler ACTUALLY has a Scottish accent.
Good point, but to be fair, Gerard Butler ACTUALLY has a Scottish accent.
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8:13PM on 05/12/2010

Too Harsh Nicki

C'mon now. He's surrounded by actors with posh British accents. What do you want him to do, speak like someone from Yonkers? Or Malibu? He's doing a downscale Brit accent (kinda like Orlando Bloom), which is in line with his character's background, and compatible with his British "Persian" colleagues. You want them all to speak differently, fine, but don't just single out Jake.
C'mon now. He's surrounded by actors with posh British accents. What do you want him to do, speak like someone from Yonkers? Or Malibu? He's doing a downscale Brit accent (kinda like Orlando Bloom), which is in line with his character's background, and compatible with his British "Persian" colleagues. You want them all to speak differently, fine, but don't just single out Jake.
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7:16PM on 05/12/2010

Wrong

I'm sure that there's a young Iranian actor that would have been brilliant in this role and then gone on to have an amazing career in Hollywood.

The movie already had the Disney/Bruckhiemer appeal and the video game adaptation appeal, so it didn't need star power to help it, as if Jake has any star power. It was an offensive and dumb move to put eyebrows in this movie.
I'm sure that there's a young Iranian actor that would have been brilliant in this role and then gone on to have an amazing career in Hollywood.

The movie already had the Disney/Bruckhiemer appeal and the video game adaptation appeal, so it didn't need star power to help it, as if Jake has any star power. It was an offensive and dumb move to put eyebrows in this movie.
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6:55PM on 05/12/2010
So he's playing an Arabic character with a British accent? Interesting. Why not hire an Arab or a Brit instead? ;) Yeah, yeah...I'm being a jerk. That said, the film looks lame...
So he's playing an Arabic character with a British accent? Interesting. Why not hire an Arab or a Brit instead? ;) Yeah, yeah...I'm being a jerk. That said, the film looks lame...
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6:40PM on 05/12/2010
People are always attacking at dawn. Why not a nice lunchtime attack sometime, or maybe a relaxing attack at dusk? I'd be sold a lot more if Gyllenhaal hadn't spoken and then did that weird thing with his mouth for the rest of the scene.
People are always attacking at dawn. Why not a nice lunchtime attack sometime, or maybe a relaxing attack at dusk? I'd be sold a lot more if Gyllenhaal hadn't spoken and then did that weird thing with his mouth for the rest of the scene.
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6:53PM on 05/12/2010
I agree, I dislike the accent and chewing also...
I agree, I dislike the accent and chewing also...
6:19PM on 05/12/2010
I think this movie is going to be good. The trailers have slowly been grabbing my interest and after seeing these clips I really want to see this movie now. Looks fun and really entertaining and I am a fan of Gyllenhaal and I thought his accent was fine.
I think this movie is going to be good. The trailers have slowly been grabbing my interest and after seeing these clips I really want to see this movie now. Looks fun and really entertaining and I am a fan of Gyllenhaal and I thought his accent was fine.
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6:17PM on 05/12/2010

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