"Set in the mystical lands of Persia, a rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they 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." — Yahoo Movies
It was getting late but after Dada and I had dinner, we still managed to watch Prince of Persia : The Sands of Time.
I never owned any Prince of Persia games but I got to play it once using my classmate's computer back in grade school (I'm referring to the monochrome 386 PC). I am not a fan so I didn't set any expectations.
This film illustrates how powerful the Persian Empire was — although their portrayal here is far different from that in 300. There were scenes of young Dastan in the market place that reminded me of Aladdin's song "One Jump Ahead". The concept of how the Sands of Time and the dagger work is also similar to Next although Dada said that in the P.O.P. game, the purpose of those items is different. All throughout, its scenes were chaotic but were also entertaining. Hands down as well to Dastan's actor and his costume designer as they remained true to the game!
I give it :