Prince of Persia was everything I wanted it to be. A little bit exciting, a little bit moving, a little bit predictable, a little bit un-predictable. The only thing I didn’t like was that they said “Prince of Persia” way too many times. Yes… we know… he’s a prince… of persia. Also, spoiler alert: Ben Kingsley is the bad guy! Didn’t see that coming didja? Jake Gyllenhall was a great leading man action-guy and he was believable when he was being badass and when he was being all emotional.
I was also surprised to learn that the script was written by the original author of the original video game. You’ve come a long way, dude!
If you want to see dumb fun with mystical daggers and jumping around on rooftops, you’re in for a treat!
"So is BP’s heavy use of dispersants - close to a million gallons so far - protecting the environment or protecting an oil company’s image - and limiting potential liability?
One of the other discussants earlier this week, made the point that chemical dispersants offer a biological trade off, killing more species out in deep waters versus allowing more oil to wreck the delicate coastal breeding grounds and wildlife habitats as oil oozes ashore in a smothering blanket. If the oil is dispersed, less will get to the fish and shrimp, more to the smaller critters further down the food chain which live in the deeper water. It’s an ugly bargain, but I’m not quite as cynical as some of the other commenters who attribute it all to aesthetics for the sake of PR.
It’s a fair point, of course. As I mentioned earlier, there are a host of good reasons to try to limit the amount of oil reaching the coastline. But there’s also the fact that U.S. regulations allow the federal government to fine $1,000 to $4,300 per gallon spilled into our waters.
“I never had problems with my fellow scientists. Scientists are a friendly, atheistic, hard-working, beer-drinking lot whose minds are preoccupied with sex, chess and baseball when they are not preoccupied with science.”—Life of Pi