The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian MAG

By Sarah Matteson, Kalamazoo, MI

This sequel to “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a great adaptation of this beloved book by C.S. Lewis. It reunites the four Pevensie children – ­Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy – who found a magical wardrobe that brought them to the land of Narnia in the first film. In that world, they became kings and queens, and ­remained for 15 years. Then, while searching for a white stag, they ventured back through the wardrobe and returned to our world, only to find that no time had passed.

In this movie, the children are taken back to Narnia, and discover that it’s “a more savage place” than they remembered. Narnians are extinct (or so they think). The children, with help from a dwarf named Trumpkin, must search for Prince Caspian, a native Telmarine, to defeat his Uncle Miraz and restore Narnia.

This movie is a lot darker than its prequel, with more bloody battle scenes which will have you on the edge of your seat. All the characters develop – some for the good, and some not.

Lucy, known as the “perfect little girl,” is basically the same, but we finally see that she has flaws, which make her more ­realistic. Edmund, who previously was the rebel, undergoes the biggest change. He is the strongest character in this film.

Susan, the motherly one, is more calm, doesn’t yell as much, and is overall a much more pleasant character. Peter, along with Edmund, shows a big development. In this film, he’s more jealous and feuds with Caspian. The movie’s ­portrayal of his feud with Caspian differs from the book, where he says, “We’re not here to take your crown. We’re here to get you in it.” I was disappointed by that.

The scenes featuring Miraz run too long and grow boring, but the rest of the movie is a great adaptation of the book.

This movie is an eye-opener, and contains an allusion to ­immigrants who come to the United States in search of a ­better life for themselves and their families.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Nov. 24 2010 at 8:54 pm
WindDancer GOLD, Lexington, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"It's time to start living the life you've imagined"
- Henry James

"I read to escape, I write to confront."

I love this movie! You did a great job reviewing it :)

on Jul. 6 2010 at 8:07 pm
drnova PLATINUM, Toronto, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Life is a big game, but no one knows the rules and only madmen can play it right!

I found this movie to be good but a bit dark, I was siting next to a group of 7 year old and at the time when a bunch of people die ...........o god (but a great review)

i<3steven! said...
on Mar. 5 2010 at 4:26 pm
i<3steven!, Newcastle, California
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Favorite Quote:
Inside Joke

this movie is muy awesome..u lyk my spanish incorporation into the text?!?!?!

Funnyman0 said...
on Dec. 14 2008 at 5:45 pm
I love this movie review we need this on the newspaper

furfamily8 said...
on Sep. 22 2008 at 5:24 pm
Great article~! Articulate and made me wish I had seen the movie. More from this author!! :)

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