For the sake of getting a headache, I am not going to post, write, or even mention the slew of films Uwe Boll produced (for obvious reason). And I think the Street Fighter movie (both) is a dead horse and doesn't need to be beaten anymore.
After the fallout of the Halo movie development, videogame movie hopefuls were once again left disappointed and seemingly feeling neglected, as I'm sure the development team did as well.
I'm still personally hurt by this because after seeing District 9 and the stuff Blomkamp shot after the development drop, I was hoping that a movie would be close behind.
Thankfully, God sent the script through the hands of Jerry Bruckheimer. I for one am very excited because I know the scale of movies that JB produces coupled with my gift of "good film intuition". The best thing about this movie, aside from the things that I know could have made it a more faithful "looking" movie, is that after this put out and it makes the boat-load of money that it is going to make, other great properties that have been in development hell and/or dormant, will finally come into fruition.
The Prince of Persia already having the scent of a movie franchise on it evermore increases the possibility that other studios that hold the rights to numerous videogames will want to jump on the "new" moneymaking bandwagon. Plus, the damn thing is being held together by Disney, the company that brought us the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which JB also produced. JB has already likened this film to be an epic, which from the look of it will be.
I can't help but have a complete NERDGASM over the fact that games like Gears of War, Mass Effect, Halo (eventually), and possibly Metal Gear Solid are becoming closer and closer to becoming a cinematic reality. Some of the aforementioned titles being made into movies are entirely different discussions all there own, but knowing that Prince of Persia is being taken seriously kind of paves the way for them.
We all should that it takes a considerable amount of time for genre movies such as these to made properly. It took decades for a serious comic-book to be made and it's taken several painful attempts to produce an admirable videogame movie to come out. Now I know I'm jumping the gun with this whole thing, but like I mentioned before, I have a sixth sense when it comes to good (if not great) films, call me cocky.
Soon, very soon, we will see anime films taken seriously, but for now let's not hold our breaths'. (until James Cameron makes one).