Sunday, May 25, 2008

Movie Review of The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian

Movie Review of The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian

The best thing about this weekend was that I actually got asked out for a movie. For a first date, he took me to watch The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian. The movie was quite awesome….and I am not saying that just because the company was great. Here is my review of the movie.

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The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian – 7/10 – Fantasy Action flick starring Ben Barnes (Caspian), William Moesley (Peter), Anna Popplewell (Susan), Skandar Keynes (Edmond) and Georgie Henley (Lucy).

I have never seen the first Narnia movie - the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe nor have I read the Narnia books written by CS Lewis, so I had no idea what to expect from this film. The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian starts with the birth of a son of the Prince’s uncle. The uncle, who is the illegal ruler of Narnia, a kingdom in a different era, wants his own son to be king and attempts to kill Prince Caspian who is the rightful heir to the throne.

Prince Caspian makes a run for it. When he is surrounded by his enemies, he blows a magical horn that calls four children who live in today’s world to help him out. The children – Peter, Susan, Edmond and Lucy who are waiting at a train station to go to school suddenly find themselves transported to the mysterious land of Narnia. In this land they are kings and queens and display strong skills in dueling and archery.

The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian then displays the adventures of the four siblings as they attempt to reinstate Prince Caspian to his rightful throne and bring peace to the Narnians. They face many challenges and battles before they are able to accomplish their goal. The romance between Prince Caspian and Queen Lucy who is 1300 years older than him adds a bit of spice for older viewers of the film.

The best thing about The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian is the awe inspiring scenery and beautiful locales the film was shot in. The innocence in the children’s eyes and the character of the lion – Azlan were also great. Though, the story of the film seemed like a mix between the Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series, I still liked it.

Have you seen The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian? What did you think of it?


  1. First date! WooHoo! :))

    Good luck!

    I saw the first one, it was okay. No plans to see this movie though. All of Narnia stories are attached to a religion. Many watch this with their kids here. When they are banning Yoga in schools and everywhere because they think it promotes Hinduism or Buddhism on their kids, we don't spend money on their Narnia movies! Hahaha!!
    Catholic schools even banned Harry Potter books and movies too, they think it's evil!:P

  2. I've seen the previous film i.e. The Lion, The With and The Wardrobe and rather liked it.



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