The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
Critic Consensus: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is an entertaining family adventure worthy of the standard set by its predecessor.
The adventure continues as producer/director Andrew Adamson teams with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely to tell the tale of the dashing Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) -- who sets out to defeat a tyrannical king who has overtaken Narnia and secure his rightful place on the throne. One year has passed since the events of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and now the kings and queens of that land have returned to make a shocking discovery. Though by their calendars it has been only 12 months since their last voyage into Narnia, the four children are aghast to realize that 1,300 years have passed in the wondrous alternate universe. The Golden Age of Narnia has come to an end, and now the malevolent King Miraz rules over the land without mercy or compassion. Miraz is determined to ensure that the power stays in his bloodline, even if that means killing his nephew Prince Caspian so that Miraz's own son will be next in line for the throne. Fortunately Prince Caspian has the Narnians on his side, and with a little help from the kings, the queens, and some loyal old friends, he may be able to ensure that peace and prosperity are restored on the once-beautiful realm of Narnia. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi … More
|Rating:||PG (for epic battle action and violence)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Andrew Adamson, David Strangmuller|
|Written By:||Andrew Adamson, Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus, Peter Seager, Mohammed "Mo" Sobhy|
|In Theaters:||May 16, 2008 Wide|
|On DVD:||Dec 2, 2008|
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Critic Reviews for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Squanders both its first-rate computer graphics and its sturdy international cast.
Adamson barrels the action along in an even-handed manner that should keep most of the family happy.
I can't comment on whether it does Narnia literature justice, but as a film fan, I can whole-heartedly recommend it as an example of fantasy done right.
It's a relatively entertaining romp, but it would be surprising if anyone is counting down the days until the third movie.
Adamson seems to have decided the great battle at the end of the previous film was its best part and has set out to recapture it but more so, leading to some truly outstanding set pieces, but resulting in a film that is less than the sum of its parts.
Audience Reviews for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
A bit slow going at the start but a darker, Narnia with a solid action packed middle and end that my daughter and I enjoyed. Now they have to somehow pull off the next books which in my opinion were not so good.
The second installment of C.S. Lewis' famed fantasy novels is a visual advancement from the first of the series. Though it may not obtain the same magic and charm that upheld the the previous film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is still an entertaining and enthralling family film to see. 4/5
The movie is great to look at, but it is so far from the quality of the first film that it cannot help but feel like a straight to DVD follow up or a TV special. The film is chalk full of uncomfortable acting and unnecessary deviations from the text, such as a cringeworthy hinted romance between Caspian and Susan. Unlike the first film, Caspian brings no raw emotion to the stage, and is simply lifeless.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Quotes
|Edmund Pevensie:||Do you think thre's anyway we can get back? I've left my new torch in Narnia!|
|Aslan:||Things never happen the same way twice, dear one.|
|Lord Sopespian:||Crush them all...|
|Peter Pevensie:||What do you think happens back home if you die here?|
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