The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
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||Ben Barnes, Liam
Neeson, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Georgie Henley, Anna
Walt Disney Pictures
||It's very violent.
I hope the 5 year olds are ready for it.
||Only if she is a
||It's from Disney.
There's a kiss. And it's "PG" for battles and
pretty much slice and dice their way through the Telmarinina
fighting and chasing.
||I did like the
Mark Johnson, Philip Steuer
Okay, sure, they donít actually show the decapitation
portion of the decapitation, and all we really see on the
ground is the top of the helmet, but for the life of me I
assumed "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" was rated
PG-13 and found it kind of odd the parents bringing in kids
as young as about 5 years old to the movie. Then, when Iím doing my
research on who played whom, I say to myself "Holy crap,
that thing is only rated PG?" as I notice what the the MPAA rating
Can you tell Iím sort of flabbergasted by the rating? I
guess sometimes there are things, like the decisions the
MPAA rating's people make, that we are never meant to
A Movie Review
Now, since I never saw the first Narnia movie, the one
about the lion, the witch, and bedroom furniture, and many
of you know my stance on reading books (of which this movie
series is based on those by C.S. Lewis), and since they
didnít really give us any back-story on the first film
during the second, from what I can gather our four main
characters, Lucy (Georgie Henley), Edmund (Skandar Keynes),
Susan (Anna Popplewell), and Peter (William Moseley) were
some kind of royalty/fighters when Narnia was having trouble
with this crazy white witch looking to put down the big
lion, and for whatever reason the four of them ended up back
in London. But while theyíre living their lives over the
course of one year, we know, from the trailer, that itís
1300 years later in Narnia, something has beaten down the
Narnians, and thereís trouble afoot in the land of the
Telmarines as Lord Miraz (Sergio Castellitto) wants to be
king, with only Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) in his way.
So our good Prince escapes certain death by entering the
land of Narnia, where, much to his surprise, some Narnians
still exist, but he blows the big horn that summons our four
heroes, who arrive just in the nick of time as the evil
Telmarines are hell-bent on wiping out the Narnians, and
Prince Caspian, once and for all.
The problem, though, for our heroes, is that one year
is enough for Edmund, Susan, and Peter, to forget the magic
that is Narnia, but Lucy still believes, which is a damn
good thing because she seems to be the only one that thinks Aslan the lion, (voiced by Liam Neeson), is still alive, and
that maybe the trees will wake up.
Fine, maybe I would have liked "The Chronicles of Narnia:
Prince Caspian" more had I seen the first one, thereby
understanding a little bit more about what is going on, but even
as a movie I didnít care for it that much on its own. I
mean, how did our Narnias actually think they would be able
to storm the castle? And how come the armies of the
Telmarines seem to suck so bad? And whatís with crappy look
of the epic battle scene, although I have to say the
collapsing battlefield was pretty cool. And why did they
seem to think they had to cast Prince Caspian as a
pretty-boy wimp type rather than a pretty-boy warrior?
I could go on and on, but I think, if you are a fan of
the first Narnia movie you will probably like the continuing
story, but for me, this version didnít make me want to seek
out the first one so I could catch up. Itís 2 Ĺ stars out of
5 from me, but if you are a Narnia fan, you will probably give it a
few more stars. Oh yea, one more thing, whatís with the
water dude actually being able to "eat" someone? I
guess I have so much more to learn about Narnia, it's just
too bad I won't read about it.
That's it for this one! I'm The Dude on the Right!!