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Average User Score: 7.2Jul 25, 2019Pros:
-Really good music
-Solid Action -Pretty good characters, and the actor’s are doing a good job portraying them. -When they do actuallyPros:
-Really good music
-Pretty good characters, and the actor’s are doing a good job portraying them.
-When they do actually use the time travel dagger, the visuals on display are pretty spectacular.
-The visual design and production values in general are pretty good. Cons:
-Film isn’t particularly mind blowing. Like if you took out the Prince of Persia name this would most likely just be another generic live action Disney film. -There was some wasted potential with the time traveling dagger. If they abandoned the need for the thing to have some kind of fuel to use it’s powers and went for something similar to Edge of Tomorrow where each time the characters screw up during their quest they just go back and try again until they get it right, this could have been the first movie based on a video game property that actually manages to replicate the feeling of playing a video game. But alas, they didn’t do that.
Final verdict: Overall, I enjoyed Sands of Time, but I can’t help but notice the wasted potential here. This movie was so close to being the first video game movie that actually manages to replicate the feeling of playing the video game it’s based on, but they sacrificed that in favor of making a relatively standard live action Disney film from the early 2010’s. Still the music, visuals, characters, and action all still make this a decent flick that’s worth checking out if you are interested, and it still stands above most other video game film adaptations.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.3Apr 2, 2018Coming from someone who really enjoyed the middle school book series, this is a decent big screen adaptation of the first book. The plot isComing from someone who really enjoyed the middle school book series, this is a decent big screen adaptation of the first book. The plot is basically the same as the first book, though it takes several liberties, but I can look past that seeing as it still says true to the source material for the most part. Rafe himself is a pretty good protagonist, and most of the supporting cast is enjoyable to watch. But the principal is WAY too cruel for me to actually believe he's been the principal of the school for like a decade without getting sued by a parent. The pop songs, while a bit too high in number, fit in pretty well with the situations they are used in. So as a whole, middle school: the worst years of my life is a decent adaptation of the popular book series. Though I would only really recommend it to those who are actually fans of the books, because much like the diary of a wimpy kid films, I think only fans of the books would get much out of it.… Expand