The long lost Prince


Prince of Persia must have been the first computer game that I have ever played. I was so young and unexperienced that I never really made it that far in the game. I only remember running though some corridors and then the dramatic sound when I stepped into the first trap.

I probably haven’t thought about this game in almost 20 years, until I heard that they are making a big-budget adventure movie out of it with Jake Gyllenhaal as the title hero. I was suprised by the choice of actor. I mean, he doesn’t exactly strike me as the Persian prince type, especially looking back at his former movies including the cult classic Donnie Darko, Zodiac and Brokeback Mountain. Obviously I was sceptical.

But what I saw this Monday at the press screening of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time surprised me all the way. I don’t watch blockbusters like that very often. But this one, although international critics say different, I really enjoyed. Gyllenhaal is just awesome (and although he is now a scared muscle stud with greasy hair he still has the eyes of a puppy). Costumes and sets are impressive (I would not expect anything less from a Hollywood movie). The story and dialogues are interesting and entertaining and you never ever get bored. I loved every minute of it. But maybe it’s just me who has a thing fo Arabian nights… The movie hits cinemas this Thursday. Trailer after the jump.



photos: Disney

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Frank is the founder and editor-in-chief of iHeartBerlin. He takes photos, makes videos, and writes texts mostly about what's going on in Berlin. His vision and interests have shaped iHeartBerlin since its conception back in 2007 - and he hopes to continue bringing you the best of Berlin for many years to come.