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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)


Georgie Henley
Skandar Keynes
William Moseley
Anna Popplewell
Ben Barnes

Directed by Andrew Adamson

After waiting three years we get to see the second in the Chronicles of Narnia movies, Prince Caspian.
This fantasy film is based on the Prince Caspian book which was the second to be published and fourth chronological novel in C. S. Lewis's epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia.

It follows the four Pevensie children adventure after their previous adventure in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). Featuring some new additions in action sequences, an action scene and other changes by making the movie have a more matured and darker theme to make it more appealing to older viewers.

The movie plot kicks off when Caspian, a Telmarine prince and heir to the throne, was informed that Miraz (his uncle), is plotting to kill him, and seize the throne for himself.
Caspian was told to run away, and he was given Queen Susan's ancient magical horn. He was told to blow it only at his greatest need. The Telmarine soldiers now led by his uncle chased Caspian into the woods, where he encounters two Narnian dwarfs, Nikabrik and Trumpkin.

Trumpkin takes on Telmarine soldiers while Nikabrik approaches Caspian.
Caspian fearing he was in a tight corner and the greatest of need, blows Susan's horn.

In England, the Pevensie children are waiting for a train when the station suddenly starts collapsing, and they are magically transported to Narnia. Overjoyed to be back, they joy was soon truncated when they discover that it has been ages, (a thousand years plus) have passed since they last left Narnia.

They discover the ruins of their castle at and take back their weapons which Narnians safeguarded for years. Soon they were led to Caspian and they agreed to help him get back his throne.

The movie was not at all as successful as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) in the box office and after this movie, Disney bowed out for co-producing and distribution of the series and the last movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010).
The movie had a bigger production than the first with more visual effects and a lot was spent on marketing and production with focus more on the action scenes. All this for me led to the lack of success the movie had at the box office and Disney leaving the movie franchise.

The movie is worth seeing as it is a good follow up to the first movie, problem is it is not as good as the first.


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