Tuesday, June 10, 2008

the chronicles of narnia: prince caspian

prince caspian has finally arrived and he did not disappoint! i watched this when i had a dating with my hero on last thursday. the movie started out with a bang and kept me on the edge of my seat from the start.

obviously, some tweeking was done to the story to adapt it to the silver screen. as the novel is much more narrative, the film needed to deliver the same info and impact only more so visually. i do believe that the movie delivered an action packed adventure that kept the essence c.s. lewis' novel alive. in fact, i quite enjoyed some of the additions in the battle sequences and relationship nuances that added to the intrique of the story.

my favorite character in prince caspian is the mouse, reepicheep! he had the best one liners and stole the scenes quite a bit. i must say, he was awfully adorable for a talking rodent! keep an eye out for how he deals with the cat--quite memorable.

my only complaint is that bulgy bear needed more screen time! he was just a giant teddy bear in the book and we only got a few glimpses of him in the film. i do hope he'll be back with a bit bigger bulgy role in the voyage of the dawn treader.

the creatures of narnia were so real it was unbelievable. i truly felt transported to a different world. the special effects were so incredible, that i almost believed there could be talking mice, centaurs, badger and bulgy bear. likewise, the battle scenes and action sequences were quite realistic and could be a bit scary for the 10 and under crowd. the wolf and hag were enough to keep megat (whose THE hero i meant earlier... hah!) and i huddled together for a few minutes till the white witch was defeated once and for all!

as we drove home, i enjoyed discussing with megat the many lessons to be learned from the movie.

in honor of all the dear narnians i give prince caspian top ratings!

before i forgot, here's something i would like to mention, which is the song that played at the end of the movie... it was great. i love the tune--it was sooo beautiful and peaceful.

go here to browse their official website. and go here to read my movie reviews on the chronicles of narnia: the lion, the witch and the wardrobe.

kuE's note:
click here to read my other movie reviews. wow... it was so unbelievable that my last trip to the cinema was in december last year! :P