My Poetic Perception of the Prince of Persia

This week on Blogging with the Stars – okay, so my blog is really called Rika’s Musings, but I thought Blogging with the Stars had a nice ring to it considering that today I’ll be co-blogging with Delphyne (from Apollo’s Necromancer) and Chaos (the self-proclaimed Emperor of Kitties) – I decided to mix it up a little and write a nice movie review in poetic form for the Prince of Persia (2010). I enjoyed the movie, it was a great way to kill time, though not as intellectually inspring as something like The King’s Speech. The Prince of Persia was great “swashbucking” fun with plenty of twists and turns and romance!

Prince of Persia Poster

‘Twas the night before Saturday and all through the house,

all the creatures were stirring, Chaos holding a mouse.

The soda was poured and the poporn was popped,

while Chaos, Delphyne and I wondered how Nizam would be stopped.


“This movie’s a flop,” cried Chaos the cat.

“There’s no feline present, not even one wearing a hat.”

Chaos hated films with no cats in sight,

even though in this case, I thought it was alright.


“There may not be much in the way of original plot,”

Delphyne agreed. “But you have to admit Jake Gyllenhaal’s HOT!”


The movie was long with action aplenty,

and the DVD only cost me dollars twenty.

So on watched our friends as many characters died,

Prince Dastan was blamed and young Chaos cried.


“It’s so unfair, he’s so misunderstood,

if only his brothers would believe him as they should.”


I quite agreed that enough was enough,

Dastan was innocent and his brothers on him too rough.

At least Princess Tamina helped and was kind,

although at first she drove Dastan out of his mind.


“I like the Princess, she’s smart and tough,” Delphyne said.

“I hate girls that whine and then end up dead.”


Yes, Gemma Aterton was a good heroine indeed.

She was also  in Clash of the Titans as Io, a role in the lead.

(Note: I will watch the sequel to Clash of the Titans,

which is similarly entitled Wrath of the Titans.)


Though Dastan and Tamina only once did kiss,

the movie was romantic and one I’m glad I didn’t miss.

There you have it, my poetically inspired movie review of the Prince of Persia. It was fun and entertaining, but of course as a Disney movie it wasn’t graphically violent, like Jerry Bruckhiemer’s non-Disney film King Arthur (2005) – the Prince of Persia had plenty of stunts and sword-fights, but without all of the blood and lopped heads that were so prominent in King Arthur. All in all, it’s a decent film – though not thought-prvoking or with an overtly complicated plot. I give this movie 7 out of 10. (It loses points for only having one, badly-timed, kiss – seriously, Dastan and Tamina had so many opportunities and chose the worst possible moment to smooch.)


2 responses

  1. I love your poem. It’s so awesome. I haven’t seen the movie though.


    April 27, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    • Thanks, making it rhyme meant some awkward sentences though. 🙂


      April 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm

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