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I was UTTERLY shocked and disappointed about how woeful it was
When I first heard the announcement of this movie I was IMMENSELY excited, being a huge fan of the game franchise, I simply couldn't wait to see it on the big screen. Even though a lot of people were skeptical about the actor who was cast to play the Prince of Persia (Jake Gyllenhaal), I was actually quite happy with the choice, there may have been a better option but to be honest I was more than happy.
However, when the moment of truth came upon us, and I finally saw my 2003 childhood game adapted into a (2010) block buster film I was UTTERLY shocked and disappointed about how woeful it was. Now, I GUESS I can see people who haven't played the game(s) enjoying the film. But for those who have and who were avid fans of the franchise, I tell you, it was HORRIBLE!!! It was honestly as if the director knew nothing about the game AT ALL. I pictured the director asking someone "what the game was about?" and someone answering saying "well, it's about the Prince of Persia who finds the Dagger of Time and with it he can go back in time using the Sands of Ti-", director: *cuts him off* "OKAY, THAT'S ALL I NEED TO KNOW!!!". Then he starts scribbling down the script at super fast speed.
Obviously I'm exaggerating a little, but still. And when I say "a little", I literally mean it. The ONLY thing that was remotely kept (but not kept the same/ accurately) was that he was the Prince of Persia, he had the Dagger of Time (and I forgot if they used the actual Sands of Time or if they used normal sand), there was an evil Vizier, and of course Farah (his lady), and that's pretty much it Oh, and the fact that his father dies. Everything else is pretty much written as if it weren't even remotely following the story.
I never saw the film again after that and I don't think I ever will. In fact, I think I spent more time watching the SWEET trailer than I did the actual movie itself. If I were you, Id' just watch the trailer and leave it there..
Masters of Sex (2013)
Masters of Sex is a BRILLIANTLY written series
After the fallout of my favourite TV series ending (Breaking Bad), I think I may have just found something that MAY be able to fill that void (but not completely
I don't think anything could..).
Masters of Sex is a BRILLIANTLY written series about two scientists, William Masters (Michael Sheen), Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), studying Human Sexuality that changes the world of sex as we know it today. Note this is set in the 1950's, a time where sex was still quite a mystery, let alone even spoken about in public.
So as you may have guest, this is based on a true story, just HOW accurate is it? I'm not sure. All I know is that the main characters are real.
Now, let's get to the reasons why I love this show so much.
I Absolutely LOVE Lizzy Caplan (Party Down, Cloverfield), and Michael Sheen just makes it THAT much better. And their performances are I'm lost for words, they are brilliant. The writing and character development is great. And Masters character is so mysterious that he hides his emotions and always acts professional, in such a way that you sometimes forget he's even human, until he finally shows some real emotion (last scene from episode 5, anyone???).
Virginia's character is less mysterious, as is every other character in the show, but that doesn't make her any less interesting, at the start of the series you think "this match is no good, they're going to fight and drift away", but then there's your other side that says "but then again Opposites attract right?". In which of course they do. Which you start to slowly see, but Masters hides his emotions and always acts so 'professional', and to be honest, a straight up dick (sorry for the language) that he tends to push anyone who tries to get close to him away (mother included). EVEN his WIFE. That's right, his wife. He gets caught up in his work as if it's the only thing that matters. Like a robot. ANYWAY, if I continue I'm only going to talk about how much of an arse he can be but then show a side of himself that you love and continue to love.
(It's also 2:30 and I'm quite tired. So sorry for the poor review..)