A well-executed, faithful version of the C. S. Lewis classic.
| Original Score: 6/10
The acting, direction and effects have all improved considerably since The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Narnia fans won't be disappointed, but the story itself is weak by comparison.
| Original Score: 3/5
Prince Caspian (the movie) is gorgeous and a total snore. The boy is just gorgeous. Whitewashing the themes also removed the story.
| Original Score: 2/5
An improvement over the original, Prince Caspian better catches the nuances of the source material, but continues to ignore some of the more potent statements.
| Original Score: 3/4
Significantly better than the first film or, say, the first two Harry Potters.
Marred by the dull performance of the movie's pinup-ready title swashbuckler and the relative charmlessness of the English schoolchildren (the Hogwarts Sorting Hat would have kicked these kids to the curb).
| Original Score: 2/4
This film is a more of an action flick than the first, but there is still enough of the magic of Narnia to ensure the success of the franchise will continue.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Its darker tone and well turned performances lend credibility and urgency to the story, but the forced Disney/Walden-style kiddie pandering makes for a rather schizophrenic experience.
"In the two battle scenes, we always have an exact sense of what an old film professor of mine called the "axis of action." We know who is where, and why, and where things stand
| Original Score: 4/5
Prince Caspian is rife with Christian metaphors and mythology. Well, they're there if you choose to see them.
Adamson is probably indifferent to politics, which would be easier to forgive if the film gave you anything else to think about.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
All in all, a solid and respectable entry to the ledger.
You either like school kids waving swords and talking to special magic friends, or you don't. For fans of the genre, it's good news. This film hits the right notes.
This is a dark romantic epic, which at times recalls such classic sagas as Ivanhoe and Quentin Durward, and it's very enjoyable on a number of levels, not least in the realm of pure spectacle.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Prince Caspian is marvellous entertainment.
Prince Caspian has most of the elements required for a fantasy-action-adventure story, and the book has been intelligently adapted for the screen.
I really wanted to like this movie, and Andrew Adamson has made a polished looking film, but I had a tough time getting into it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
In the novel, all the back story is clumsily dumped in the first few chapters ... in the movie, it's structured a lot more logically, and cinematically.
| Original Score: A-
Character depth and stirring subtext is what books are for. Adamson's Narnia adaptations remove all that pesky claptrap so that we can glide through a superficial reading.