Review : Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

Thanks to Mister Potato and Nuffnang, I was invited to watch the special screening of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time at Cathay Cineplex e-Curve. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a movie based on the 1989 video game, Prince of Persia by Brøderbund, NCS.

My early knowledge of Prince of Persia comes in 16-bit and was played on an Intel 286 pc… running on MS-DOS! It’s one of those games that you load from an old school 5¼-inch floppy disk. I used to play this game a lot but I’ve never really completed the game. Even after I got my PS2, I’ve never completed from any quest.

The Plot
Set in the mystical lands of Persia, a rogue prince and a mysterious princess race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time — a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.(Very different from the plot of the original 16-bit game.)

The Cast
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Jack Twist from Brokeback Mountain) as Dastan, the orphan that soon became the Prince of Persia and Gemma Arterton (Io from Clash of the Titans) as Tamina, the beautiful Princess of Alamut which is also the matriarch of the Guardians of the Sands of Time. Dastan’s father, King Sharaman is played by Ronald Pickup and his two brothers, Tus and Garsiv, played by Richard Coyle and Toby Kebbell. Nizam, King Sharaman’s brother and uncle to Dastan is played by Ben Kingsley (Dr. Cawley from Shutter Island).

Summary
The 2-hour movie was quite a feat. Just like the game, there was plenty of wall-jumping and dagger-throwing action. The CGI was nicely done too. However, there’s only one thing that’s missing, there wasn’t any trap door with deadly spears. Ask if I’ll watch it again, definitely yes. I give it a rating of 4/5.


This is how the original 16-bit Prince of Persia game looks like.

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Galvin Tan
Galvin Tan

Yea, I agree with you. The storyline is pretty nice and the whole experience is intriguing. Love it too.

Galvin Tan
Galvin Tan

Yea, I agree with you. The storyline is pretty nice and the whole experience is intriguing. Love it too.

Seanjay
Seanjay

"Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time" was probably one of the movies which turned my disappointment other way around. To be honest when I entered the cinema I was expecting crappy story and not a lot of action. Those expectations were destroyed when the movie started to with back story to prince and then a battle scene. The battle scene was made in really awesome way and I was left pleased. Through out the whole story it was just ups and downs, they didn't leave the watcher waiting for action or any other events for long, since the action scene just kept on coming on and on. The ending was pretty interesting and it wasn't another misleading and disappointing story. I just loved it.

Seanjay
Seanjay

"Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time" was probably one of the movies which turned my disappointment other way around. To be honest when I entered the cinema I was expecting crappy story and not a lot of action. Those expectations were destroyed when the movie started to with back story to prince and then a battle scene. The battle scene was made in really awesome way and I was left pleased. Through out the whole story it was just ups and downs, they didn't leave the watcher waiting for action or any other events for long, since the action scene just kept on coming on and on. The ending was pretty interesting and it wasn't another misleading and disappointing story. I just loved it.

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Nicole Chang

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IndependentQueen
IndependentQueen

Oh! can't wait to see this via online movie. I hope they already uploading it. hehe

IndependentQueen
IndependentQueen

Oh! can't wait to see this via online movie. I hope they already uploading it. hehe

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