The trailer for the Prince of Persia movie is up:
It looks decent to me, but it will be a silly popcorn flick. Being Disney, it's going to try to be Pirates of the Caribbean, which is again just a silly popcorn flick. But if Prince accomplishes that, it will still be one of the best video game movies ever made.
Ben Kinglsey seems to like these huh?
Games & movies never seem to mix well. A game based on a movie is always something to avoid. They're usually cheap tie-ins to simply cash in on popular movies, you know the drill. They are rarely worth anything, and will fade by time the movie hits DVD. The only decent movie games are made well after the fact, to connect with the audiences who've come to love the truly good movies.
You'd think these would be a perfect marriage. Who wouldn't want to play the game and explore the universe of a great movie? On the other hand, who wouldn't love to see a decent movie series made to further see a beloved game series either? But it always seems to be a disaster when these two types meet.
Filmmakers make game moves as if only twitchy 10-year old boys play them, while there's a huge market for grown adults, not to mention that kids will also enjoy a well-made fun movie.
Move tie-in games are universally made to cash in on their movies, and rushed to meet the release dates regardless if the game is ready or not. At this point we all know this. Do they really make that much money?