The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is a 2008 high-fantasy movie, the sequel to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, directed by Andrew Adamson, who co-wrote the film with Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. It stars Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Mosesley, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Peter Dinklage, Warwick Davis, Eddie Izzard, Sergio Castellitto, Tilda Swinton, and Liam Neeson. It is based on the book by C.S. Lewis.

Plot

The Pevensies are whisked back to Narnia, but things have changed since the last time they were there. Together, with Prince Caspian and the Old Narnians, they will restore Narnia's former glory and take back what's theirs.

Why it Rules

  1. Like the last movie, it stays true to the book's story and spirit.
  2. The characters are likeable and well-acted.
  3. The CGI looks great to this day.
  4. The Telmarines are pretty fierce and brutal.
  5. It has good humor.
  6. It manages to use a darker tone than the last movie without feeling too jarring.
  7. The castle raid and the ending battles are fun and intense.
  8. Our heroes have high stakes and are always on their toes.
  9. Reepicheep. Need I say more?

Bad Qualities

  1. It can drag at times.
  2. Peter's rivalry and Susan's romance with Caspian feel unneeded.
  3. Some of the effects don't hold up as well.
  4. The Telmarines are all Mediterranean and the Narnians are British, which is seen as a bit controversial.
  5. It's kind of sad to hear that Peter and Susan couldn't go back to Narnia.

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