The Chronicles Of Narnia - Prince Caspian

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I love fantasy and animation movies!! I have already mentioned it before but no harm in another affirmation. Though many people consider that kiddish but I like losing myself for sometime,taking a respite from the real world in the world of magic and fairy tales. I admire the imagination of the authors who write such books and the screenplay writers & the directors who bring the pages to life. I watched the movie "The Chronicles Of Narnia - Prince Caspian" today and proceeded to write a review.

The Pevensie Kids- Edmund,Peter,Susan and Lucy

Sadly, the movie doesn't stand up to the reputation and expectations left by its 1st part "The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion,The Witch and The Wardrobe". Somehow it seemed to lack the magical lustre in it. The storyline seems to lose its pace. In fact it drags a little bit in between. But the visual effects especially the river coming to life are worth watching. And I like the British way of talking..crisp and clear not like the American drawl. Would have liked Tilda Swinton to have more role in the part-2. [In fact I had The White Witch as my profile snap before. What can I say...I liked the mixture of Power and Evil in a woman. :D :D] The soundtrack isn't so great as it usually is in fantasy movies like Harry Potter or the 1st part. Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian) is cute looking. And I like the Centaurs very much [would like to ride one someday or in some life..hmmm]. The part where many Narnians have to be left behind to die is touching. The mouse warrior is cute and funny. Overall a family entertainer and to be enjoyed on the big screen.

Prince Caspian surrounded by the Pevensie kids

Reepicheep is one of the fiercest fighters in the realm

Aslan The Lion

Epic battle at Aslan's How for control of Narnia

12 comments:

Beth said...

Sadly, It is out yet in this part of the world. I see pieces of it advertised on cable when I see it (I don't have, personally).
I have read the books and I think it would make a great movie.

Canopenner said...

The 2nd book is kinda boring, I liked the voyage of the dawn treader alot more...But I find myself saying that at all too many blogs recently...

But what can I say Reepicheep is the bomb! I love that little guy!

I dont think all americans have a drawl...only the southern ones...All americans do not have the same accent you know!

Anyway have a wonderful day!

Swathi said...

hey i am big fan of animation movies too.. my most favourite movie is 'Finding Nemo'. I am yet to see The Chronicles of Narnia -2nd part, enjoyed the first part though.

lifeloveandlogic said...

I liked the first movie, so I am going to watch second, probably today evening show.
Thanks for short and non-spoiler review. (I haven't read book of Narnia yet)

Cheers
Suda

lifeloveandlogic said...

I liked first part so I am going to see the second. One more animation movie lover amongst your readers :D
Thanks for short review :)

Cheers
Suda

Poonam Sharma said...

I too wanted to watch this movie because I loved the first Narnia.

If you like mix of power and evil in women, then you must have liked Nicole Kidman in Golden Compass. Though I was disappointed in the movie...after so much of build-up about 'dust', you have to wait for the next part. Silly makers!

Reema said...

@Beth I haven't read the books so can't tell whether they have done justice to it.Hope u get to see it soon.

@Robert Yaa I was so amused when the killer in the grass came out to be a mouse!! Yes I know all Americans don't have same accent but some of the actors speak so unclearly that its hard to understand.Whereas in British actors I just dont understand Hugh Grant..rest r fine.

@Swathi..I LOVE "Finding Nemo"!!! Let me know how u found the 2nd part of Narnia

@Suda 2 comments? Let me know ur view about the movie

@Poonam..yup Golden Compass was like a preface or a prequel!! and i did like Nicole..no other character not even the girl was that appealing. Liked the idea of soul residing outside in an animal.

Beth said...

I am a bit of a book worm. But not having cable tv does that to me.

patrick said...

the makers of Prince Caspian kept to the original story surprisingly well... i heard they were going to make it into a silly pure-action flick, but thankfully this was not the case

Vaibhav said...

Yeah, heard its a nice movie, waiting for its release here in sydney.
Cheers!

mashedmusings said...

I saw it last weekend, but had no time to write the review. :)
I liked it. Although it was a little slow here and there but overall it was good. I really liked the scene in which the 4 children are taken to Narnia from the station. And the ending was also good. Did you see Indiana Jones latest??

Reema said...

@Beth Yes not having TV gives time to do many other things...do let me know ur view about the movie

@Patrick Welcome to my blog! There is 3rd part scheduled to be released in 2010..hope they make it better. keep visiting!

@Vaibhav Do let me know ur view about the movie. But how come its been released in India but not in Sydney?

@Amit I liked the battle scenes..especially when the river comes to life. No I haven't seen Indy yet.. :)