May 29th, 2010

Batman Kid

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Carolyn and I went out to see Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time: The Movie Based On The Game Based On -- No Wait, It Was A Game To Begin With. I will first mention how happy I was to see Jordan Mechner, creator of the Prince of Persia video game Way Back When, notably credited during the closing credits. He got in just after the director, if memory serves. It's nice to see the video game source credited so highly in the film.

Upon further reflection, however, I'm not quite so happy about the placement. While the credits list a lot of people responsible for the film, I am afraid that Mr. Mechner's name being featured as prominently as it is will lead people to believe that he's the one to blame for it all. The film's a mess, all right, but don't pin it all on the guy who came up with the game in the first place.

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