The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

New review from The Movie Snob

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (B-). I’ve never read the Narnia books, but the movie version of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe blew me away. This movie, sadly, did not. The four children who traveled to Narnia in the first installment return in this one, only to find that 1300 years have passed since they left the enchanted land. Narnia itself has been reduced to a shadow of its former self by the depredations of a nation of swarthy men that look and talk like Spanish conquistadors. But one of these men, Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes, Easy Virtue), has been forced to flee to Narnia himself to escape the treachery of his uncle, who wants the throne for himself. Caspian and the four kids and the remnants of the Narnians must band together against the gathering forces of evil. Somehow, I never felt the magic like I did in the first movie. This one is a pretty dark affair, definitely not for small children (even though there were some present in the theater when I saw it). Hopefully the next one will be better.

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4 comments on “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

  1. […] Eustace. There they join the crew of the Dawn Treader, a ship commanded by Prince Caspian from the last movie. The Treader is on a quest of some sort, but I was a little hazy on what prompted the voyage. […]

  2. […] is an American racecar driver who has just married the Whittakers’ son, John (Ben Barnes, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian). Larita is a bit older than John. From the git-go, Mrs. Whittaker makes it clear that she […]

  3. […] matriarch treats her so poorly, but I didn’t find her character likeable either. Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian), who plays Biel’s husband, is a total cipher. And, as my movie-going compadre pointed out, […]

  4. […] Action/Adventure: The new Chronicles of Narnia movie, Prince Caspian, was a nonstarter for me as for most, and I haven’t yet gotten around to Quantum of Solace. […]

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