Film Review – The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Caspian

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is the new film from the Disney Studio, Directed by Andrew Adamson. This second adventure in Narnia is by far superior to the first in my personal opinion. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe always seemed very rushed to me, with poor quality special effects especially in the final battle scene.

This time around it has been 100’s of years since the last installment. (Or at least in Narnia it has, in good old England it’s only been a few months) Narnia has now fallen under the tyrannical rule of the Telmarine King Miraz. The Pevensie siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are called back to Narnia by Prince Caspian, the true heir to the throne of Cair Paravel by blowing Susan’s magical horn. Will the sons of Adam and the daughters of Eve be able to help the Prince and return Narnia to it’s former Glory?

This time around I throughly enjoyed my trip to Narnia, if anything a couple of years has definitely helped the acting skills of the young cast and Ben Barns pulls off a very convincing Prince Caspian. I especially liked how the Telmarines spoke with a Hispanic accent to contrast them completely with the very English Pevensie family. I will have to say that Peter Dinklage as Trumpkin and Eddie Izzard as Reepicheep the warrior mouse stole the show, they had me laughing most of the time they were on screen.

A heart felt, fun, fantasy adventure for the whole family which thankfully they kept the Christian values to a minimum. The special effects are by far superior to the first and the pacing of this installment was by far more thrilling. With the success of this film I sense that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will definitely be in the pipe line, here’s hoping it’s more like this film than the former. Worth the price of a cinema ticket, especially if you want to entertain some younger members of the family or just experience some good old fantasy, even Aslan himself would have to roar with joy at this adaption of C.S. Lewis classic.