Posts Tagged ‘prince of persia’

Why I Will Watch Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Tomorrow is the premiere of the Prince of Persia film and to say I have been torn would be an understatement. Hollywood is notorious for taking some of the most beloved video games and transforming them into steaming piles of cinematic rubbish. Super Mario Bros. had a humanoid Bowser, Mortal Kombat Annihilation utilized claymation, and House of the Dead was directed by Uwe Boll; just to name a few of the blunders. In the end, despite this track record of failure, I have decided that I will watch Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and it is for these following reasons. (more…)

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
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Brought to you by: Orbitz

A soft drink that had small edible balls floating in it.  Introduced around 1996 and quickly disappeared due to small edible balls floating in it poor sales.  The small balls remained suspended with assistance from an ingredient known as gellan gum.  The gellan gum provided a support matrix – something like a microscopic spider web.

You know when you are camping or even just drinking outside and you set your cup down, the cup of course filled with a proper soft drink such as Dr. Pepper or Iron-Bru?  Well, it often happens that when you take your next gulp from said drink, you spit it out due to the feeling that a floaty (most likely nothing, but sometimes a bug) was in your cup.  Gross hey?  Yeah…way to package that Orbitz.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

I am proud to say that I have played and mastered all the Prince of Perisa Games (starting  on next gen consoles), and I’m proud because those are some seriously kick ass games.  So what is Hollywood to do?  Ruin it of course.  News of the POP movie was inevitable but still hurt, and now they released posters to go with it.  Remember the slick Egyptian like title font in the games and on the covers themselves that you know, gave you that sense of where you are and what game you are playing? (see here and here)  Well bold Helvetica should help you forget about that.  I find it borderline offensive that they (Disney) ‘Americanized’ the font to please more people (idiots).  The artist couldn’t even try to “borrow” the font from the games?  This whole fucken article has been one big question.  Why is this happening?  The shit hits the fan May 28th 2010.

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I guess "Fight the Future" would have been too close to The X-Files tagline.

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Saturday, March 7th, 2009

The Huffington Post is running an article titled “Jake Gyllenhaal Shirtless In “Prince Of Persia” and go on to show two new images from the upcoming POP movie.  That about sums up what this movie has going for it.  It’s going to be ladies night at the Ciniplex with this one.  This is a Disney adaptation by the way.  Who had nothing to do with the games (awesome by the way) last time I checked, should be interesting to see how they pull this one off.  Prince of Persia: Sands of Time will hit theaters on May 28th 2010.

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