Though I have not seen many, and thus am hardly an expert, I would venture a guess that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
is the best film adaptation of a video game since the subgenre was inaugurated in 1993 by Super Mario Bros
. Considering how wretched virtually all video game movies have been, from Street Fighter
and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
to recent travesties like Hitman
and Max Payne
, one would make the reasonable assumption that this does not mean the most recent entry is good, and one would be right. In spite of this, it manages to be more enjoyable than it has any right to be, despite its lack of originality and its forgettable execution.