'Prince Caspian' outshines original
By Sara Anderson
May 22, 2008 | The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince
Caspian (PG), which opened last week, is even better
than the first movie, The Lion, the Witch and the
Wardrobe. The 140-minute movie is family friendly
filled with adventure, action and fantasy.
Once again the four Pevensie siblings, once deemed
queens and kings of old in Narnia, are called back for
another quest. When they return to Narnia they find
an unpleasant, dark and cruel world in place of their
beautiful Narnia they once knew. Narnians have become
The new king of Narnia should be Prince Caspian, but
because of an evil uncle the throne is in jeopardy.
Forced out of the castle, Prince Caspian seeks help
from the four young kings and queens.
The first epic battle has little to no gore but will
keep your heart pounding. The second battle is a true
test of character filled with action. The battles in
this film are emotional and intense but maintain the
PG rating making for a clean yet powerful scene.
Several characters add great comic relief throughout
the movie. One mouse shows even the smallest characters
can play big roles. Sassy and sophisticated the four
siblings teach lessons in trust, bravery, faith and
The filming is very well done. The camera angles and
special effects are astounding. This film is loaded
with majestic oceans, grand mountains and castles built
into the mountains. The landscape on the big screen
makes you feel as if you are really there. There is
so much to look at the movie does not feel as long as
it really is.
Even people who donít like fantasy movies will enjoy
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