I know, everyone is sick of hearing me talk about the latest live action Disney film, Prince of Persia…But it’s only natural I be this excited considering I’ve been wishing there’d be a movie based on the game for the past six years. Not only that, but I’m obsessed with Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, so imagine how stoked I was to discover Disney and Bruckheimer would be taking the reigns on the PoP film. Yeah, it’s pretty awesome. Which brings me to my next point…What’s the deal with all the rants about how PoP doesn’t have an all Persian cast. I mean, did you really think that a Hollywood film based on a video game would be at all historically accurate? Come on, cut the film some slack. I’m just appreciating it for what it is: A cheesy action Disney film with some wit and magic. Gyllenhaal looks enough like the prince in the video games, so I don’t see why everyone is so bummed about the casting. Okay, he’s not Persian. People who aren’t doctors play doctors on TV, and people who aren’t Catholic play Catholics in movies. An American can be a Prince of Persia…that’s the art of acting. So there. I just wanted to get that off my chest.
Anyway, here’s a sketch I did during my work break. It’s the Prince from the Sands of Time video game, running along a wall because that’s what he does best.