The Chronicles Of Narnia – Prince Caspian – Movie Review

Motion picture Mama Rating: 4 actors out of 5

Featuring: Peter Dinklage, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes

Directed Simply by: Andrew Adamson

Running Period: 2 hr. 20 min.

MPAA Rating: PG for epic battle action and violence. kissanime

Genre: Fantasy, Excursion

In the next sequel of The Chronicles of Narnia, it has recently been 1, 300 hundred years since the four Pevensie children left Narnia. As then, the Telmarines have invaded the country and sent the few leftover Narnians into hiding. Knight in shining armor Caspian (Ben Barnes), the heir to the Telmarine throne, has been usurped by his evil granddad Miraz. When Miraz tries to kill Caspian, the Prince escapes into the forest in which this individual meets and befriends the Narnians. When they discover that Miraz is planning an attack on the forests, their only wish of salvation is to call after the “kings and queens of old” with a historical horn. Once they do so, they magically transport Peter (William Moseley), Edmund (Skandar Keynes), Susan (Anna Popplewell), and Lucy (Georgie Henley) returning to Narnia. But even though so much time has passed in Narnia, the Pevensie children have only aged twelve months in their time and the Narnians aren’t convinced that four mere children can save them from plenty of full-grown men. 

Prince Caspian is unquestionably a more older film than its precursor. The acting, landscapes, results… everything has grown up in this sequel. The author, C. S. Lewis, was adamantly against film portrayals of literature, which is understandable thinking about the shortage of effects available during his lifetime. But following your first ten minutes of the movie, I found myself smiling and thinking that Lewis could have recently been proud of how overseer Andrew Adamson brought the magical land of Narnia to life. However, I actually do not think Lewis would have been happy with some of the additions Adamson made. Knight in shining armor Caspian, the book, is merely as light-hearted as the first film, but Adamson made a decision to make the movie a dark and unbelievable adventure, building a deeper again story for the Pevensies and the Narnians, and including more mature and powerful themes.

Adamson got the liberty to include full battle sequences that would not take place in the book. I realize his motives–if he got stuck properly with the plot of the publication, it could have been a yawn for most moviegoers. But there was clearly something different about the battle displays… something that set it apart from the battle sequences of Lord of the Rings or even the battle scene from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Will be certainly just something uncomfortable about watching teenagers (and SPECIAL mice) plotting war and killing people. It made me feeling a lttle bit pending. It’s not quite the form of entertainment I would normally choose for me.

PROS

Even though the battle scenes were disturbing at times (most of the time they were quite riveting), they do happen to show the tragic cost of battle. Instead of searching for Aslan’s help, Peter usually takes it after himself to plan the battles. Almost everything goes wrong that could go wrong and many Narnians are killed because of it. Young visitors will understand that real life war strategies are not merely plans sketched out on paper, nor are they tactics in video gaming. That they involve real soldier’s lives.

Peter learns this lessons somewhat too late. If they finally do seek Aslan out, hundreds of Narnians taking their lives. They will might have been able to escape if the kids had asked for the help of your authority figure, rather than aiming to fix things themselves.

I actually also enjoyed the have difficulties that the Pevensie’s experienced between being adults and being children. It’s something we all struggle with, adolescent or not. Generally there should be an similar balance to our decision making, taking into thought both mature reasoning and childlike faith. Being either too much one way or the other can cause grievous errors in judgment. Peter’s insistence that he was mature enough to plan the challenges himself caused lives to be lost, and Nora struggled to appear more mature in her brothers and sisters eyes by doubting whether or not her eye-sight of Aslan had recently been real or perhaps her idiotic imagination.

CONS

Parents should know that you have a great deal of animals killed in the film. There is an especially powerful landscape where a wild endure, that is about to attack lucy, is result and killed with an arrow. There are several scary struggle sequences where both men and animals are slain. While nearly half of the film revolves around war, no blood or gore is shown.

1 of the dwarves says someone to shut up, but other than that, there is no primitive or foul language.

Sticklers or fans of the books might be disappointed to find that Leslie kisses Prince Caspian at the end of the film. I guess Adamson wanted to show more of the mature/childlike have difficulties by throwing in a thread of romance (which is almost completely emptiness in the Narnia books) but it was somewhat disappointing and distracting to me, though teenage audiences might enjoy it.

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