Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: Prince Caspian

Director: Andrew Adamson

Starring: Ben Barnes, Liam Neeson, Skandar Keynes

Year: 2008

Genre: Family

Rated: PG

Length: 150 min.

IMDB Summary: The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.

The second installment of The Chronicles of Narnia takes a tepid departure from the books, including a romance between Prince Caspian and Susan that never took place in C.S. Lewis' series. Although the action sequences are more impressive in Prince Caspian, the quality of the acting and directing is grossly diminished by the juvenile love plot between the prince and Susan, as well as the adolescent subplot of Peter's anger management issues. Despite its impressive cinematography and action sequences, Prince Caspian takes its sales pitch to teens a step too far, wrecking havoc on plot and characterization and leaving Lewis' beloved book by the wayside.

For Parents:
Battle sequences

My Rating:
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