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07.27.2009

A few new photos from PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME have showed up online. While the movie does look visually stunning, as well as Gemma Arterton looking insanely hot, one can't help but notice a slight cheese factor. This is probably because of Jake Gyllenhall who is playing the films lead character Prince Dastan.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy myself a hearty bowl of Gyllenhall but he's just not doing it for me as the Prince. I pictured someone a tad bit more rugged, less known, and maybe Persian. That's what sells a movie though, big stars. They don't even have to fit the title role.

I'm not totally against Gyllenhall though. I've been known to be wrong, after all I was scared about Heath Ledger playing the Joker, and look where that got me.

Well all that aside, enjoy these pics of Gyllenhall and Arterton in action.

Extra Tidbit: What actors were you wrong about?
Source: Geek Tyrant

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6:16PM on 07/28/2009

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LOL@"perfume ad" and "not Seth Rogen." To which I might add Ryan Reynolds (those two keep changing character names, and not really characters). As far as JG, a lot of Persians ARE light complected. Besides, it's a Disney film, and you can't really expect it to come close to another 300 in the Disney universe. Good luck to them, though.
LOL@"perfume ad" and "not Seth Rogen." To which I might add Ryan Reynolds (those two keep changing character names, and not really characters). As far as JG, a lot of Persians ARE light complected. Besides, it's a Disney film, and you can't really expect it to come close to another 300 in the Disney universe. Good luck to them, though.
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1:47PM on 07/28/2009

WOW!

I'm going out on a limb here, but looking at those pics this movie could really suck donkey dick. Holy Pooper scooper, has Jakey Poo jumped the shark?
I'm going out on a limb here, but looking at those pics this movie could really suck donkey dick. Holy Pooper scooper, has Jakey Poo jumped the shark?
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8:19AM on 07/28/2009

suckage

the odds of this not sucking are about 20:1 It's a movie based on a platformer video game.

Still I'll give Fancyclaps credit for saying the dumbest thing I've seen on these boards in a week...

"the story is about action and adventure, not a persian (despite the title)"
the odds of this not sucking are about 20:1 It's a movie based on a platformer video game.

Still I'll give Fancyclaps credit for saying the dumbest thing I've seen on these boards in a week...

"the story is about action and adventure, not a persian (despite the title)"
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10:20AM on 07/28/2009
well you called me out so i'm compelled to respond, and my response is 'was that statement wrong? It's easy to say something is dumb, but now try to back up your claim.'
well you called me out so i'm compelled to respond, and my response is 'was that statement wrong? It's easy to say something is dumb, but now try to back up your claim.'
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8:01AM on 07/28/2009

Welp...

I can kinda see this working. I agree, someone persian and off the beaten path would have been a benefit. But still, this might work.
I can kinda see this working. I agree, someone persian and off the beaten path would have been a benefit. But still, this might work.
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6:54AM on 07/28/2009
Ohh-kayy.....I don't want to judge this movie before anything solid comes out but the character posters were bad, and now these stills look like a perfume ad. Why is Prince Dastan wearing leather in the first place?

The first shot especially...looks exactly like something you'd see on a billboard dedicated to a new perfume. What is up with that, seriously?
Ohh-kayy.....I don't want to judge this movie before anything solid comes out but the character posters were bad, and now these stills look like a perfume ad. Why is Prince Dastan wearing leather in the first place?

The first shot especially...looks exactly like something you'd see on a billboard dedicated to a new perfume. What is up with that, seriously?
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6:32AM on 07/28/2009

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I always from the very start wanted Adrian Brody as the Joker!!! I still think he would have made a better Joker!!!
I always from the very start wanted Adrian Brody as the Joker!!! I still think he would have made a better Joker!!!
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12:16AM on 07/28/2009
Having been to Iran once and knowing and met lots of persians before, I can tell you that Jake is pulling it off just fine.
I dont understand why everyone expects him to look like outright arabian.
Having been to Iran once and knowing and met lots of persians before, I can tell you that Jake is pulling it off just fine.
I dont understand why everyone expects him to look like outright arabian.
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10:46PM on 07/27/2009
sbunn is not alone if you actually played the games you can see Jake actually looks the part specifically the new game it like a splitting image of Jake
sbunn is not alone if you actually played the games you can see Jake actually looks the part specifically the new game it like a splitting image of Jake
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10:32PM on 07/27/2009

Could have been worse

I'm just glad they didn't choose Seth Rogen.
I'm just glad they didn't choose Seth Rogen.
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9:41PM on 07/27/2009
It's like David Carradine getting the part of Kane in Kung Fu instead of Bruce Lee. It can still be good, but what the fuck?!
It's like David Carradine getting the part of Kane in Kung Fu instead of Bruce Lee. It can still be good, but what the fuck?!
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9:41PM on 07/27/2009
the story is about action and adventure, not a persian (despite the title)...and no, maybe they couldn't have found an actor of persian descent as good as Gyllenhaal.

And even they could it doesn't matter because, like you said, the studio is dropping millions, they need a bankable star. Movie making is a business, GET OVER IT.
the story is about action and adventure, not a persian (despite the title)...and no, maybe they couldn't have found an actor of persian descent as good as Gyllenhaal.

And even they could it doesn't matter because, like you said, the studio is dropping millions, they need a bankable star. Movie making is a business, GET OVER IT.
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9:36PM on 07/27/2009
Important enough for a studio to drop millions of dollars to produce. I'm sure some people used to not get bothered when they cast a white guy as Asian giving him buck teeth and taping his eyes back. A greasy, unshaven Gyllenhall does not equal Persian.
Important enough for a studio to drop millions of dollars to produce. I'm sure some people used to not get bothered when they cast a white guy as Asian giving him buck teeth and taping his eyes back. A greasy, unshaven Gyllenhall does not equal Persian.
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9:23PM on 07/27/2009
Jake will be fine. As if the Prince of Persia is in any way comparable to Malcolm X...It's not like this is some literary classic or something even remotely important enough to care about. It's a video game.
Jake will be fine. As if the Prince of Persia is in any way comparable to Malcolm X...It's not like this is some literary classic or something even remotely important enough to care about. It's a video game.
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9:02PM on 07/27/2009
Racist? You telling me there's not a person who looks middle eastern and can act as well as Gyllenhall? No let's just cast a white dude, splash some dirt on him and call him Persian. Tom Hanks should have played Malcom X.
Racist? You telling me there's not a person who looks middle eastern and can act as well as Gyllenhall? No let's just cast a white dude, splash some dirt on him and call him Persian. Tom Hanks should have played Malcom X.
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8:07PM on 07/27/2009

stop being racist

shouldn't acting ability be more important than whether or not the person is the right color? Give me a break.
shouldn't acting ability be more important than whether or not the person is the right color? Give me a break.
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7:42PM on 07/27/2009

smooveluv said it best...

jakey jakey, persian mistakey. He needed to brown up.
jakey jakey, persian mistakey. He needed to brown up.
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7:42PM on 07/27/2009

smooveluv said it best...

jakey jakey, persian mistakey. He needed to brown up.
jakey jakey, persian mistakey. He needed to brown up.
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6:33PM on 07/27/2009
Brendon Fraiser was awful in those Mummy movies but that didn't stop it from making money. I think this movie is just another LCD-POS (lowest common denominator piece of shit) that needs to be ignored.
Brendon Fraiser was awful in those Mummy movies but that didn't stop it from making money. I think this movie is just another LCD-POS (lowest common denominator piece of shit) that needs to be ignored.
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9:18PM on 07/27/2009
Agree.

Gyllenhall will be it's downfall.
Agree.

Gyllenhall will be it's downfall.
6:01PM on 07/27/2009

yes...

...you are the only one who thinks he looks the part. He is a fine actor - but its another ethnic role that got white-washed.
...you are the only one who thinks he looks the part. He is a fine actor - but its another ethnic role that got white-washed.
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5:49PM on 07/27/2009
I agree, it looks pretty cool so far. Am I the only one that thinks Jake Gyllenhaal looks the part?
I agree, it looks pretty cool so far. Am I the only one that thinks Jake Gyllenhaal looks the part?
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5:29PM on 07/27/2009
haven't seen the film or the trailer to judge anybody but this looks good
haven't seen the film or the trailer to judge anybody but this looks good
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