Movie: “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”

July 5, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian   [ contains some spoilers ]

A simple tale of love between a young prince and a 113 year old queen… or something like that.

This is the second film version of CS Lewis Chronicles of Narnia.  So, is it as good as the first one? – no it’s better I didn’t really like the first one too much.  

Is it as good as the book? – no, books are almost always better than the movie version but usually take longer.

There certainly isn’t as much walking in the movie as there is in the book but nothing is really lost through this and there is a lot of waiting about wondering where Aslan is when you know he is going to show up.  And actually I think the little loving glances between Caspian and Susan were unnecessary, there wasn’t enough to make sense, its not in the book and there was no need for a relationship in the story…

Apart from that little moan it was great.  There were a lot of differences from the book but I really like the way the tales of Narnia have been transfered to the big screen.  The main battle sequence was fantastic as it is always interesting how they portray how different creatures work together and fight according to their kind.  

One thing though that I thought about while watching this – if the Chronicles are such a ‘christian allegory‘ shouldn’t the Narnians be wondering around with WWAD bracelets?  Even though the answer to What Would Aslan Do  would always be ‘turn up late and roar a bit’.