Sound Off: Prince Caspian - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
May 16, 2008
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Up next in May's back-to-back summer blockbuster schedule is The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. This sequel follows 2004's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but this time the land of Narnia is a "much more savage place." Director Andrew Adamson is back and so is the primary cast, but it's a new world and a new story. For fans of the first movie, how does this one compare? For fans of the book, how well does this one live up to the text? For those who hated the first movie, if you've seen this sequel, did it surpass your expectations? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
To fuel the fire, I will have to say I thoroughly enjoyed Prince Caspian! I really did not like the first Chronicles of Narnia at all. It was a cheesy and boring fantasy film that really couldn't even compare to Lord of the Rings. However, Prince Caspian is successfully darker, grittier, and much more entertaining. Not only are Peter Dinklage and Warwick Davis the two greatest small actors in the world, but I thought everyone else did a great job as well. The action, visual effects, and production design were all top notch and the story was energetic and paced perfectly. To be honest, I was shocked to find I liked it, given how low my expectations were, but that's what happens when the director knows what he is doing.
What did you think of Prince Caspian? Any good or boring and flawed?