Showing posts with label adventure. Show all posts
Showing posts with label adventure. Show all posts

Monday, June 14, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Movie Review “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”

Genre: Adventure, Action

Director: Mike Newell

Language: English

Star Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina and others

Released: 28th May 2010

‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’ is a movie based on a popular video game ‘PRINCE OF PERSIA’. So if you are into games you will know what to expect from this movie. It is a full entertainment movie. It just demand from you is, buy your popcorn, sit back and enjoy the safari. No questions asked. The movie has Arabian flavor. It is colorful, exotic frames with scenes with lots of sword fighting, horse riding, snake fighting. You even can see ostrich racing.

Film is a story of Dastan (Played by Jake Gyllenhaal) who is orphan. The king of Persia found him on street and makes him Prince of Persia, his son. Dastan with his other two prince brothers wins war for Persia. They even ransack a beautiful spiritual city Alamat, ruled by Princess Tamina (Played by Gemma Arterton) as they suspect Alamat is helping Persia’s enemy. While in the conflict Dastan come across a mystical dagger which has the power of unleashing time travel and world destruction. After winning the war at home in Persia the king has been killed, and Dastan is on the run as he is the suspect. And Dastan suspects his older brother who his next in line to crown. Next you see how the murder mystery and mystery of dagger solved, and how Dastan saves the world.

All though this is brainless movie, it is worth watching. Certainly entertaining. Movie is very well directed by Mike Newell, amazing cinematography by John Seale, very well crafted action scenes. We had seen better special effects in many other movies. So it could have been better. As for the acting Jake Gyllenhall was good, he was athletic but he could have brought little more weight in the character, I don’t mean physical weight here. But just bit more profound, intense presence on the screen would have made the movie far better. Gemma Arterton was exotic, as she was expected to be. I think Ben Kingdley was little wated, he could have been utilized more.

If I have to rate this movie I will give it 7 out of 10. It’s pure masala movie, go catch it.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Must Watch Movies Before You Die...........Part5

41. Saving Private Ryan – English (1998)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Robert Rodat

Genre: Action | Drama | War

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Matt Damon

Amazing work of Steven Spielberg, showcasing insights of World War 2….

42. Sinhasan – Marathi (1979)

Director: Jabbar Patel

Producer: DV Rao, Jabbar Patel

Genre: Drama

Cast: Nilu Phule, Arun Sarnaik, Shiram Lagoo and others

Sinhasan means "throne". This movie is the story of a political struggle for Chief Minister’s post. And this one is absolute must watch by any movie lover.

43. Gladiator – English (2000)

Director: Ridley Scott

Writers: David Franzoni

Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | History

Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou and others

Movie placed in Roman time; watch out for amazing action…

44. Chak De India – Hindi (2007)

Director: Shimit Amin

Writer: Jaideep Sahni

Genre: Drama, Family, Sports

Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Tanya Abrol, Chitrashi Rawat, Arya Menon, Seema Azmi, Nisha Nair, Sandia Furtado, Masochon V. Zimik, Kimi Laldwala, Shilpa Shukla, Shubhi Mehta, Anitha Nair, Sagrika Ghatge, Kimberly Miranda and others……….

Very inspiring and patriotic film…..

45. Bluffmaster – Hindi (2005)

Director: Rohan Sippy

Writers: Rajat Arora, Shridhar Raghavan

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Ritesh Deshmukh, Nana Patekar, Tinu Anand, Boman Irani, Supriya Pilgaonkar and others

Watch Conman being conned…..

46. National Treasure: Book of Secrets – English (2008)

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Writers: Marianne Wibberely, Cormac Wibbereley

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Justin Bartha, Diane Kruger, Jon Voight, Helen Mirren, Ed Harris, Harvey Keitel, Bruce Greenwood, and others

Second dose of treasure hunting

47. The Lost World – Jurassic Park – English (1997)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Michael Crichton, David Koepp

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriler

Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard Attenborough, Vince Vaughn, Arliss Howard, Vanessa Lee Chester, and others

Discover the lost word of Dinosaurs with Steven Spielberg

48. Swades – Hindi (2004)

Director - Writer: Ashutosh Gowarikar

Genre: Drama

Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Raja Awasthi, Vishwa S. Badola, Kishori Balal, Rajesh Balwani, Makrand Deshpande, Vishnudatt Gaur, and others

Another inspiring and patriotic movie……

49. Kabul Express – Hindi (2006)

Director: Kabir Khan

Writers: Kabir Khan, Sandeep Srivastava

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Cast: John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Salman Shahid, Hanif Hum Ghum, Linda Arsenio, and others..

Journey in the heart of troubled Afghanistan…..

50. Khuda Kay Liye – Urdu (2008)

Writer/Director: Shoaib Mansoor

Genre: Crime, Drama, War

Cast: Shaan, Fawad Khan, Iman Ali, Alex Edwards, Rasheed Naz, Angela Williams, Lary Newman and others

The film is about difficulties Muslims facing since 9/11, makes you think for sure.

Monday, March 23, 2009

National Treasure

National Treasure (2004)

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Writers: Jim Kouf and Oren Aviv

Release Date: 21 January 2005 (India)

Genre: Action | Adventure | Thriller


The greatest adventure history has ever revealed.

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, and others…

The title of the movie “National Treasure” suggests that movie is about treasure hunting. ‘National Treasure’ is one very good entertaining movie. It may not be all time best movie or classic movie but it serves basic purpose of why normal viewers go for movies that is entertainment. And it is highly entertaining, funny, adventures, thrilling, action and also family movie.

The movie tells the story of Benjamin Franklin Gates played by Nicolas Cage, who is from the family who believes that there is ancient treasure hidden somewhere by Freemasons in order to save it from British in Civil war. And the family tried to hunt it for ages. Now as current heir of the family the responsibility lies on Ben Gates, who starts hunting the treasure with likeminded friends Riley played by Justin Bartha and Ian played by Sean Bean and is also a sponsor of whole hunting operation. On trail of treasure they reach a ship called “Charlotte” which is frozen in the north of Arctic Circle. From the ship they get next clue that the map for the treasure is at the back of original Declaration of Independence of USA. At this point Ben Gates and Ian who turn into villain now have disagreement over stealing the Declaration of Independence. And Ian tries to Kill Ben and Riley. But they survive.

Now in order to save the Declaration of Independence from Ian, Ben visit FBI but they did not took him seriously. So Ben decides to meet head of National Archivist. Who happens to be Dr. Abigail played by Diane Kruger and going to be love interest of Ben. But at first she also did not take him seriously. So as last option Ben decides to steal the Declaration himself and restore it after reading the map. Then story moves on with how he steal the declaration, how he understand the map, how he decode next clues and finally reach to the Treasure.

Movie has very good pace it to, at no point you feel bored of it. You might ask at some instances, how can this be possible? But give in to creative liberty of director and writer. Nicolas Cage as usual gave excellent performance. Characters played by him are always believable. It is only his acting skill that makes you believe that guy like Ben Gates who can crack such impossible codes can also manage impossible action scenes. Justin Bartha is in the movie to provide comedy and he did his job very well. Diane Kruger is pleasing to eyes but there is much more scope in acting. All the actors Sean Bean, John Voight and others did their job.

The movie has history, humor, mystery, love, action, adventure, and suspense. So their hardly anything to complain about. Although movie talks about American national history and I am not aware of American history it does not stop me from enjoying the movie. I in fact feel on the same lines there is so much scope for making movie on Indian History and culture because Indian history is full of royal families, treasures and mysteries in it. I am sure it will be a brilliant movie unless someone tries to add magic stuff in it.

“National Treasure’s” second part is already out and I am eager to watch it. And I heard that the 3rd part of the movie will be out by 2011.

If I have to rate this movie I will give 8 out of 10.