My friends and I went to see this movie recently in our local Regal Theatre and it turns out to be pretty decent, compared to other movies made from games. In case you guys don’t know, Prince of Persia series dated back to like the 90s (1989 according to Wikipedia). It starts out with a very simple storyline of an exiled prince falling in love with a princess and apparently, trying to rescue her.
The Sands of Time is actually the 1st one in the PoP series that incorporated the idea of turning back time. Its plot is totally unrelated to the movie though, as Wikipedia indicated right here.
I’m gonna try not to spoil but no guarantee!! First of all, the scenes in this movie are actually pretty awesome, including the vast desert of Persia and the holy city of Alamut. If you’ve played Aladdin or Assassin’s Creed, it is something very similar. The city itself is filled with flat-roof houses which are ideal for parkour. The actor in fact got a lot of training in parkour and I believe he did most of the stunts himself.
Costumes are kinda typical Saudi Arabian, well except for the main character, who is jacked, covered in excessive ornaments and dresses like no one else. It’s kinda like the type which you see and immediately realize he’s the antagonist of the movie. The princess, I must say, is cute with her British accent. In fact everybody in this movie has a British accent. The costume also makes parkour look kinda silly.
The director also rewrote the whole plot for the movie, which I think is not too bad, but will surprise a lot of gamers going to see this. The movie gets a bit too long and revolves around “Scooby Doo, where are you?” thing where Scooby Doo is the dagger. Overall, it becomes very predictable at some point that I was like “No way that just happened!!!” (sarcasm!! smooth right??)
Anyway I did enjoy the movie. I used to play Prince of Persia back in the day but only finish 1. The gameplay gets repetitive with missions and stuff.
Aight aside from that, who wants to travel through time !!! I know I do. It’s not the first time that this idea has been brought up. I think the way time travel is handled in the movie MAKES SENSE. Why?
Well the most common time travel we’ve seen is like you teleport into a point in time and you see yourself in the future. I think that’s not how time travel really works. The reason is that, say you do see yourself in the past. That means, every second goes by, there exists a different copy of yourself. So if you travel back 1 sec, you might kinda stuck in a loop and it gets pretty messed up.
PoP technically proposes a new mechanism of time traveling, which reverts your physical body, but preserves your memory. This works perfectly, since there’s only 1 physical copy of yourself at ALL time, and with the new memory of the future, technically that still works. If you look at it, once you’ve matured, your physical body stops changing (and starts getting worse). By preserving that physical body, time travel becomes more “efficient” (transferring of mass is expensive, I think). Memory overall is a very complicated set of instructions and if A.I advances, it might become the equivalence.
Well that’s just my 2 cents since campus is kinda boring… Have fun and keep on rolling guys!!