Behold the Gyllenhaal of Persia

Well, that was sooner that I expected. The first trailer for Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer’s Prince of Persia movie is out, and, as expected, it more or less looks like Pirates of the Caribbean in the desert, although that’s not necessarily the worst thing in the world. Frankly, I’m shocked that the movie has taken so much from the videogames, including the platform jumping and the time-wonkiness of the magic dagger — I really assumed Disney and Bruckheimer would just jettison everything but the game’s name to tell a PG-13 Aladdin minus the genie.

Overall, the trailer doesn’t look like the greatest movie, but it looks fun, and like there are truly phenomenal special effects, which is really all anyone can ask out of these Disney/Bruckheimer things. But I also liked the first PoP game, and I might be biased since the movie seems to be a pleasant mix of the later games’ visual design but the spirit of the first game, which I immensely dig. What do you guys think?