Jake Gyllenhaal Isn't Really a Gamer, Loves the Prince Anyway

Bassman_2

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Mispelling his name is becoming a very old joke Mr. John..... Punk.

Seriously, I hope this movie is actually good, it probably might be...
 

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If this gets the acclaim that Pirates of the Caribbean did, and Gyllenhaal becomes every 13-17 year old girl's bedroom poster (like Johnny Depp/Orlando Bloom), what happens then? It is a very interesting situation because there are only two live action video game film series that I can think of: Tomb Raider and Resident Evil, and that isn't saying much.

Just something that I'm kinda thinking about now:
How would a widely successful Movie Series based on a Video Game affect the industry? Or how would it affect fans of the game, or any game?
 

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Gladion said:
I actually look forward to this because I fail to see how this could suck. It's a pretty simple formula:
Funny prince + cool monsters + nice climbing-action = win
That's what I was thinking. I'm not raising my expectations for this movie to be a masterpiece, but I'm fairly certain it'll make for a fun night at the movies with a few friends. From what I've seen in the trailers so far, the general feeling of the movie may be somewhat akin to the first two The Mummy movies, which were a blast for me. They'll probably mix up all kinds of elements from the SoT trilogy of games in that movie, but hey, if it works it's fine with me; movies work differently than games.
 

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The guy from /film that watched it said the story is fucking atrocious (direct quote)
 

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It'll happen one day, guys. This year we're getting Scott Pilgrim Vs the World (and yes I know it's actually a comic book, but it looks like a videogame movie and has marvel vs capcom sounds), by the dude that made hot fuzz and shaun of the dead.
 

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I love all of the deliberate mispellings of Jake's last name in both Funk's article and this thread. Had a good chuckle.
 

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John Funk said:
Jake Gargleblaster
It has now become my life's dream to accumulate such wealth as to be able to bribe Jake Goblinpuncher to change his name to this. Then I can die happy.

Still, it's nice to see that Jake Gooberflick wants to see the movie succeed and break the curse of sucky video-game-to-movie outings. I might actually even go see it.
 

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I have mixed feelings about this movie. From what I've seen in the trailer, it looks like a fun action/fantasy/semi-historical flick, but I fail to see all the Prince of Persia elements. Where are the dungeons? Where are the pits, the ledges, the bottomless pits, the swinging blades, the floor triggers, the poisonous darts? Maybe I'm old school, I don't know. That, and I also saw more of Assassin's Creed than of Prince of Persia (guy standing on a tower with a 360, anyone?).
Doesn't mean I wouldn't like to see it, if only for kicks (that, and Jake Gyllenhaal is nice to look at!), but I'm not holding my breath. Ever since disasters like the Wing Commander movie and the Super Mario Bros movie, I've accepted that great games do not necessarily mean great movies.
 

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Oh hey, it's a bunch of white people with pseudo-English accents being hired to play Arabs in a movie produced by one of the most ethnically diverse nations on Earth. How wonderful. This little white-actors-connect-better-to-our-white-audience marketing tactic is just icing on the effects-driven, fanbase-exploitative, totally impassionately made, piece of shit cake that is this movie. The only good thing I have to say about this movie is that it has a lot of high-profile names attached to it, so that means that Hollywood is warming up to the idea of video game movie adaptation, and we'll one day start to see adaptations made from appropriate budgets and talented, caring directors.
 

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After seeing the teaser for the movie. There is nothing at all suggesting that this won't be anything but watered down tripe in the same vein as that last Hollywood block buster that couldn't bust a sandcastle(Clash of the Titans).
 

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Odegauger said:
Oh hey, it's a bunch of white people with pseudo-English accents being hired to play Arabs in a movie produced by one of the most ethnically diverse nations on Earth. How wonderful. This little white-actors-connect-better-to-our-white-audience marketing tactic is just icing on the effects-driven, fanbase-exploitative, totally impassionately made, piece of shit cake that is this movie. The only good thing I have to say about this movie is that it has a lot of high-profile names attached to it, so that means that Hollywood is warming up to the idea of video game movie adaptation, and we'll one day start to see adaptations made from appropriate budgets and talented, caring directors.


:p

I'll be seeing this move, regardless of what reviews say. If nothing else it looks to be what is known as an "enjoyable romp". I love PoP, and it looks like it might be fairly true to the source material.

Also, why has no-one mentioned Gemma Arterton yet? I mean, dayyym!
 

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The trailers have already given away how bad this movie will be.
The character of the Prince has been taken and dragged through the mud, he's now a blushing, stuttering pre-pubescent moron.
 

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rembrandtqeinstein said:
This is the miscast of the century. David Belle should have been the prince and anyone who watches B13 will agree with me. BTW if you haven't seen B13 yet to yourself a favor, one of the best action movies in the last 10 years. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414852/
Second this. David Belle already is the prince. In REAL life.