Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Updated with some shots of Jake taken by Reuters at a hotel in London. And be sure to check out Part Two of the 30ninjas interview with Jake. It's funny and fascinating.
Ain't It Cool has a long review, with many spoilers (though you can avoid them). It's mostly positive, with high marks for Jake!
So the big question here is obvious. How does Jake stand up to an action-adventure hero role? Pretty damn well actually. He's got the physical presence, the charm, the energy required for something like this. You know that kind of broad comedy that's wedged into every single mainstream blockbuster? He nails it. His interplay with Arterton's Tamina works well, at least on his side. Jake's going to come out of this smelling like roses and getting a fair few new job opportunities coming his way. A great pick by Bruckheimer. Oh, and his first action scene is climbing up the wall as the arrows are shot into it, as seen in one of the trailers. It's effortlessly fun.
And another new video clip - short and from a scene we've seen quite a lot of:
The first extended video clip from Prince of Persia shows Prince Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) eluding the bad guys through some parkourish derring do.
(This clip isn't too spoilerish - it's basically a longer version of snippets we've seen in previous clips. It runs just under a minute.)
Movietickets has another clip, with Jake, Ben Kingsley, Richard Coyle, Toby Kebbell and Reece Ritchie :)
Jake didn't have to resort to running on walls to return to his London hotel, but he looks like he could wield a sword or two at the photographer(s):
I hope there were some other clothes in that trunk!
Oh, look - there were:
Jerry Bruckheimer on Good Day, New York yesterday. There are some new snippets here, so it's somewhat spoilery:
(Photos courtesy of Reuters and IHJ.)