Look, I’ve watched this at least three times at this point, but for whatever reason, I just can’t get into the mindset that this movie is going to be good. Yes, it looks exactly like a $200M version of the video game, and there are some pretty damn cool effects in there, but I just am not buying Jake G. as the Prince, and despite how much it wants to be, I don’t see this being the next Pirates of the Caribbean simply because it’s PG-13 and a lot of money was spent making it.
It’s hard to explain what exactly is missing from this for me to make it a good idea, but there definitely is something not there. I will most definitely be seeing this regardless, because I have to, but I just don’t know if this has what it takes to be the world’s second ever successful game-movie franchise (after Resident Evil). Granted it will have a much better chance as despite all the swordplay, it will definitely be PG-13, but I can’t help but wish this was God of War that Bruckheimer adopted rather than the very similar Prince, but I don’t even want to talk about that film right now, as the though of Brett Ratner pissing all over it is almost too much to handle.
But I don’t know, it does look rather fun, and there aren’t a hell of a lot of decent family friendly-ish action flicks these days. It’s already better than Transformers.