Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

So they say in Hollywood that your sequels are never as good as the originals. I think we've found one of the big exceptions that proves the rule. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian took the first movie and built upon the story well and then went way beyond it to deliver one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. If you haven't yet seen the first Chronicles of Narnia movie, go see it now. It will provide you with the backstory to make more sense of this. If not, then it'll still make sense. Ive not read the books but as I've gathered this isn't actually the second story in the seven story series. Either way I think this one was well chosen.

The basic plot is that the kids have been back home for about a year or so. They're about to take a train ride to someplace really boring when they get called back to Narnia. When they get there, things have changed. That sort of thing will happen when you've been gone for 1300 years in the other world. From there, they get themselves involved in an epic struggle against the Telmarine forces. It has all of the political intrigue, battle action, and soul searching conflicts you could want from a story. There's also the great plot twists those of us who haven't read the books didn't see coming.

If you've seen the previews and are undecided, the previews didn't do this justice. Swords, sorcery, magic, big battles, the whole bit. How could you possibly go wrong by making a trip to the movies? Even with everything else that's out right now. Definitely worth the $10 and is going in my collection as soon as it's available.

It's a busy May for movies, Indiana Jones is out next week and guess what I'm going to see then :)
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Posted on May 16, 2008 8:50 pm by Samson in: | 4 comment(s) [Closed]
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Nice review, Samson, so far I've only heard good things about the new Indy movie too, enjoy it. :)

       
The wife and I went to see this last night and I've gotta say your review is dead on. Very good movie and even though it was a bit longer than most movies today it kept my attention.... which says alot since I have a very short attention span.

       
Actually, if you look for the original books, you'll find the numbering on the latest releases and the original releases are quite different.

According to the original release series, the books went something like:
* 1.1 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)
* 1.2 Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (1951)
* 1.3 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952)
* 1.4 The Silver Chair (1953)
* 1.5 The Horse and His Boy (1954)
* 1.6 The Magician’s Nephew (1955)
* 1.7 The Last Battle (1956)


You can see the full story at Wikipedia.

       
Hey look guys! Samson thinks he's Ebert and Roper now!

What a fucking retard.

       
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