The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Published: Friday 2008-07-11.
We actually managed to visit the cinema twice in Edinburgh. Three years ago we went to see the first new filmatisation of the Narnia books, and recently Prince Caspian premiered, so we decided to go and see it. I have always been fascinated by the books, and because of that I looked forward to seeing the movie, and I hope they will continue filming the books.
Prince Caspian, the second book to be published in the Narnia chronicles, is a slightly darker story than the first, but it still a book written for children, and it is still Disney doing the filmatisation, so even if it can be a bit scary with a couple of big battles, there is not a drop of blood to be seen except for when it really is needed for the story-line, and then we only see the drop in the distance. In English, a year has passed since the first film, while several hundred years have passed in Narnia. The four brothers and sisters are called back into a Narnia that has changed quite a lot, for the worse, by prince Caspian who has to flee his evil uncle who wants to take the power into his own hands.
Just like the first part, the film is a bit too violent for the smallest kids, but work well as a family film. Prince Caspian is one of the books I remember least of from last time I read the books, so I don’t know how close it is to the original story, but there wasn’t anything I reacted over when I saw it. I am reading the books in the chronological order, where the The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is book number two and Prince Caspian number four, so I have not reached it yet. I count on that it will take some time until the next movie is released, so I have most probably both read through and forgotten half of it when it is time for the next one. But that doesn’t matter, I am going to watch that one too.
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