Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - 2008

Category: Movies

Genre: Fantasy

Director: Andrew Adamson

Based on a book by C.S. Lewis

Cast: Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Sergio Castellitto, Peter Dinklage, Warwick Davis and more.

Taglines: A New Age Has Begun. Everything you know is about to change forever.

Overview and Review of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian directed by Andrew Adamson

It's been a year since their first adventure in Narnia.

When Prince Caspian blew Susan's horn (which she left in Narnia) Peter Pevensie,(William Moseley) Susan Pevensie (Anna Popplewell) , Edmund Pevensie (Skandar Keynes)and Lucy Pevensie(Georgie Henley) finds themselves being pulled back to Narnia. They found out that hundreds of years have passed in the land of Narnia and Narnians are thought to be extinct and it is now ruled by General Miraz, uncle to the true heir, which is Prince Caspian(Ben Barnes). This time the Pevensie's with the help of Prince Caspian and Reepicheep must set out to overthrow the General while looking for Aslan.

History: Aslan revelaed to
Caspian that they actually originated from the same Earth as the Pevensies. Years ago, pirates in the "South Sea" (of our world) came upon an island, and, after entering a cave, fell (through a chasm) into Telmar. Telmar is the country to the West of Narnia. After many years in Narnian time, the Telmarines, who suffered famine and internal conflict, invaded and seiged Narnia. During this time, the animals of Narnia fled into hiding, as the human Telmarines came to dominate the land. Prince Caspian was the tenth in a line of kings by that name.

Narnians thought Aslan forgot them, but actually Aslan was just waiting for them and everything have their own season. Also a story of treachery or betrayal over POWER. That it always, almost happens and you shouldn't be surprised. It also portrayed a lot of good things, specially when you are faced with a person "you would love to really hate and kill" because he has wronged you big time. And this is just the movie that would show you that: killing, revenge or taking a hand against your enemy is not the answer. Because, one way or another he would always face his consequences. It's also a story of deliverance and restoration.

And eventhough you've done something worse you still have a chance to recreate yourself and create a new beginning.

They portrayed Aslan here really well.
Peter Pevensie: When Aslan bares his teeth, winter meets it's end.
Lucy Pevensie: When Aslan shakes his mane, it's spring again.

You would fear Him but He can comfort you. Hayhay.

A nice movie although it lacked the memorable quotes and some parts of the book was altered, I also did not remember a spark of romance between Susan and Caspian. Funny lines can be found. The action/battle scenes was great and all. Cinematography and Visual Effects was a WOW. The musical score sure is one amazing treat! The Pevensie's did a great acting job than the first, they improved here.

I felt it was a short movie, but it actually runs for 147 minutes. Man, that sounds like: "Time flies when you are having fun!"

For Aslan and for Narnia!

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