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05.28.2010by:

Memorial Day is usually when we get one of the biggest movies of the summer released. Like the Fourth of July, it's a big holiday weekend where people love to head out to theaters and studios have been planning their big event movies on these dates for years now. This year it's Disney's PRINCE OF PERSIA that hopes to be this year's big event movie.

JimmyO wasn't blown away by the film in his review and Rotten Tomatoes lists a 40% approval rating. But we want to know what you thought of the film!

We'll be leaving the Strike Backs open all weekend and you can post your own review (or head to Movie Fan Central and post a review on your profile page). All we ask is that you be respectful of everyone's individual opinion and that you keep it relatively spoiler-free.

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8:48PM on 05/30/2010

Just saw it and...

it was fun, the integration on free-running was well done and, not withstanding a somewhat thin plot, it was entertaining for the entire family. The one flaw was the end, it was rather final...no sequels there. The reviews on rotten tomatoes and Joblo were a bit harsh, a decent adaptation and good family fun. 6.5/10
it was fun, the integration on free-running was well done and, not withstanding a somewhat thin plot, it was entertaining for the entire family. The one flaw was the end, it was rather final...no sequels there. The reviews on rotten tomatoes and Joblo were a bit harsh, a decent adaptation and good family fun. 6.5/10
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9:30AM on 05/30/2010

Fun Disney film.

A lot of fun. No Oscars but who cares. It was a blast. Saturday matinee popcorn fun.
A lot of fun. No Oscars but who cares. It was a blast. Saturday matinee popcorn fun.
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2:39AM on 05/30/2010

fun ride!

Honestly, it was a great fun time at the movies. It was exciting, fast-paced and I became really invested into the characters. The relationship between JG and GA was certainly believable and I thought the had great chemistry. I went into the movie thinking this was going to be an epic dissapointment like Clash of the Titans, but thankfully, I felt like I got my money's worth and more!
Honestly, it was a great fun time at the movies. It was exciting, fast-paced and I became really invested into the characters. The relationship between JG and GA was certainly believable and I thought the had great chemistry. I went into the movie thinking this was going to be an epic dissapointment like Clash of the Titans, but thankfully, I felt like I got my money's worth and more!
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12:34AM on 05/30/2010
the movie its self was passable, there were good parts and bad, i found the fights took up the majority of the movie and the characters didnt really have enough time inbetween the breaks in the fighting to really be characters. they didnt alot enough time to have some of those great character moments that other movies like the first pirates of the caribbean, indiana jones (1-3) and other great high adventure films have with their characters.they also didnt explore the sets enough, they just
the movie its self was passable, there were good parts and bad, i found the fights took up the majority of the movie and the characters didnt really have enough time inbetween the breaks in the fighting to really be characters. they didnt alot enough time to have some of those great character moments that other movies like the first pirates of the caribbean, indiana jones (1-3) and other great high adventure films have with their characters.they also didnt explore the sets enough, they just went by too quickly. my friends and i enjoyed the action parts but the rest seemed to be missing pieces. worth one watch but not to buy on blueray thats for sure. for those looking for something more on par with the Indy films or Pirates, you might want to wait and rent this. 5/10.
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1:53PM on 05/29/2010

Very Enjoyable.

I personally judge movies by showing a lil' empathy and understanding what the filmmakers had in mind. Prince Of Persia should be viewed as an action / adventure aimed towards the whole family. And it does a thorough job. It was fun, it had its moments, I absolutely love the 'time reversal' effect, and the characters had depth. If you go into Prince wanting something that 'pushes the boundaries' then I think you're expecting the wrong deliverance from the wrong movie. 'Pushing boundaries' isn't
I personally judge movies by showing a lil' empathy and understanding what the filmmakers had in mind. Prince Of Persia should be viewed as an action / adventure aimed towards the whole family. And it does a thorough job. It was fun, it had its moments, I absolutely love the 'time reversal' effect, and the characters had depth. If you go into Prince wanting something that 'pushes the boundaries' then I think you're expecting the wrong deliverance from the wrong movie. 'Pushing boundaries' isn't its purpose. I'm sure kids will enjoy it, teens will enjoy it, and I'm 23...I enjoyed it a lot. It's not the greatest thing out there but it's definitely NOT a disappointment either. Well worth a watch!
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11:34AM on 05/29/2010

Another 10' disappointment....

I was excited to see this film and was hoping it would finally break the video game adaption curse. Sadly, I was mistaken....

This film was a mess; incoherent storyline, uneven acting, yawn inducing stock/stereotype characters, cheap set pieces and costumes, boring musical score, and extremely poor editing all throughout its 116 minute run time. Did I leave anything out?

Do yourself a favor and go see Iron Man 2 again, I wish I had. Rating - 1.5 out of 4 stars
I was excited to see this film and was hoping it would finally break the video game adaption curse. Sadly, I was mistaken....

This film was a mess; incoherent storyline, uneven acting, yawn inducing stock/stereotype characters, cheap set pieces and costumes, boring musical score, and extremely poor editing all throughout its 116 minute run time. Did I leave anything out?

Do yourself a favor and go see Iron Man 2 again, I wish I had. Rating - 1.5 out of 4 stars
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10:57AM on 05/29/2010
Went and saw it with my buddy last night and when it was done we thought if we were like 12 this would have been the movie of the year for us, that being said though i still had fun with it and thought that jake did a good job. Jake should have had the only british accent in the move though. Action was pretty cool, Cgi was meh but i guess they did the best they could. I just wish i wouldnt have read the joblo review before cuz the only thing i thought about the during the movie was the
Went and saw it with my buddy last night and when it was done we thought if we were like 12 this would have been the movie of the year for us, that being said though i still had fun with it and thought that jake did a good job. Jake should have had the only british accent in the move though. Action was pretty cool, Cgi was meh but i guess they did the best they could. I just wish i wouldnt have read the joblo review before cuz the only thing i thought about the during the movie was the excessive amount of slow motion used lol. all in all prolly 6.5/7ish outa 10
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10:31AM on 05/29/2010

Accents!

I really dont mind JG. He has proven to be a great actor but holy crap. This movie would have been a lot better if he was a silent protagonist.

Also the movie could easily be entitled "parkour: desert rumble"
I really dont mind JG. He has proven to be a great actor but holy crap. This movie would have been a lot better if he was a silent protagonist.

Also the movie could easily be entitled "parkour: desert rumble"
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9:31AM on 05/29/2010

a great big meh.

i was kinda disappointed, all the cool parkour was fun but it just seemed boring without sand monsters. i couldnt bring myself to care about Dasdan being framed. Also, why weren't there any traps? it would have been cool to see him use the dagger on a failed trap attempt. I left bored.
i was kinda disappointed, all the cool parkour was fun but it just seemed boring without sand monsters. i couldnt bring myself to care about Dasdan being framed. Also, why weren't there any traps? it would have been cool to see him use the dagger on a failed trap attempt. I left bored.
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6:28AM on 05/29/2010

A Fun Family Movie

I thought it was fantastic! It kept the hummor from the video game and was not so far out that it was totally CG. I was able to take my children to see it and they had fun , that is all that matters to me. Plus do people really expect to be blown away by a movie that was adapted from a video game? Enjoy it for what it was.
I thought it was fantastic! It kept the hummor from the video game and was not so far out that it was totally CG. I was able to take my children to see it and they had fun , that is all that matters to me. Plus do people really expect to be blown away by a movie that was adapted from a video game? Enjoy it for what it was.
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1:07PM on 05/28/2010
I enjoyed the film. It's one of those epic escapist adventures that hardly anyone does anymore. And really, it's worth watching just for the parkour alone.
I enjoyed the film. It's one of those epic escapist adventures that hardly anyone does anymore. And really, it's worth watching just for the parkour alone.
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11:58AM on 05/28/2010

A solid 3/5

It's a terribly confused film- I'm sure Disney really wished that such a blockbuster friendly premise didn't have to be set in the Middle East. The Iraq subtext is palpable ("Where are the weapons you made for our enemies?!") and they don't quite escape video game storytelling, even stopping to give expository cut-scenes before about 80% of all the action scenes.
Overall though, it's fairly fun. Gyllenhaal is better than you'd expect and it manages to hold your interest without being too
It's a terribly confused film- I'm sure Disney really wished that such a blockbuster friendly premise didn't have to be set in the Middle East. The Iraq subtext is palpable ("Where are the weapons you made for our enemies?!") and they don't quite escape video game storytelling, even stopping to give expository cut-scenes before about 80% of all the action scenes.
Overall though, it's fairly fun. Gyllenhaal is better than you'd expect and it manages to hold your interest without being too goofy, sexed up or loud like a million works by Michael Bay and his ilk. It has its problems, but keep an open mind and find one of the better game to film adaptations going.
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