Prince of Persia – The Movie

Ever since Sands of Time this is one game to movie I’ve wanted to see. Here’s the trailer,

Ever since Sands of Time this is one game to movie I’ve wanted to see. Here’s the trailer,

Unfortunately, Sands of Time is the only part of Prince of Persia I ever wanted to see made into a movie.

As fans can tell from the trailer, they’ve managed to miss the obvious and, I hate to say it so early, ruin a golden opportunity to do a game to movie properly, something that’s never been done.

All they had to do was take Sands of Time and ignore its prequels and sequels and they would’ve had a story as classic as any written literature and as hauntingly beautiful a story as there ever was.

Sands of Time has a bittersweet ending. It’s a brutally realistic yet poetic yet satisfying closure to the story. I think of WALL-E, and, while it has a happy ending, there were serious messages. Sands of Time does not have a happy ending, per se, and that just adds to its charm. But it was an impressive, entertaining ride and it also has serious undertones in character development. And, of course the key to all great story, it still manages not to take itself too seriously.

So I wonder what it would’ve been like to watch kids, adults and the general non-gaming public watch a story like Sands of Time. That would’ve been something to experience

I think they lost a golden opportunity to make something respectable, admirable and classic.

The Lord of the Rings movies showed a book could be made into a movie quite adequately. I guess we’re still waiting for a game into a movie.

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