It’s widely known that licensed games these days are terrible. Game adaptations like Thor, AMC’s The Walking Dead – Survival Instinct, and Casino Royale have done nothing but prove this point. But what happens when the process is reversed?
Disney’s Prince of Persia – The Sands of Time is, without a doubt, a good movie. Not spectacular, but not awful. It’s not Inception, but it’s not Movie 43, either. Gyllenhaal did an excellent job as Dastan, the movie’s protagonist. What made the movie even better was the fact that it was based on the 2003 video game.
As one of the very few movies inspired by a video game, it is probably the best one. The movie stays true to the original 1989 2D side-scrolling, free running-based platformer. While the movie is much more complex than the original game, the commitment to parkour and swordplay and death traps is still present.
Prince of Persia is one of those movies I can watch over and over. I often find myself wondering what the next successful game-to-movie title will be.
Aaaand that’s the dryer. Time to fold and hang up some clothes. Before I Sign Out, I’d like to thank you for reading. Hopefully I’ll have something else to share pretty soon. Until then, it’s Intermission.