It’s a Combo!
So, let’s talk about The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. In the set of books, it is book number four. But because the first movie made was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe some folks I’ve met have started thinking of Prince Caspian as #2. This movie went completely off on its own. While keeping some parts from the book, the people who wrote the script basically did what they wantedf with it.
Now, I can understand that. Especially since the actors and actresses they got for the parts of the Pevensie children were older than they were in the book, some adjustments needed to be made. But when you love the books so much, it’s sometimes hard to watch the changes without being critical. I personally liked what they did with the movie, but that’s my opinion. Yes, I would’ve preferred that they kept closer to the book, but they didn’t, so I decided to like it for what it was.
In Prince Caspian the Pevensie children return to Narnia after being away for a year. What they don’t realize is that it’s been hundreds of years in Narnia. They’ve been called back by the magical horn that was given to Susan in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The young Prince Caspian is in desperate need of them to defeat his evil uncle and take the throne of Narnia.
Finding out that the Telmarines invaded Narnia and tried to kill of every last remaining Narnian is a bit of a blow to the four children. But they quickly fall back into their roles as Kings and Queens of Narnia.
This is where the movie took off on its own. Peter, the eldest of the Pevensie children, had a hard time forgiving Aslan for making them stay in England so long. He hates being treated like a kid in his world and wants to be a king again. This attitude leads to a lot of trouble in this movie. In a way, I almost felt like Edmund and Peter switched personalities in this movie. Peter was suddenly the stuck up, self important one, while Edmund had been humbled.
There was also the issue of a little romance theme between Susan and Caspian. But, I’m not going to say anything about that right now. I think a lot of people were a bit upset over that little twist, but I’ll let you watch it and decide for yourself. 😉
All in all, Prince Caspian was very good in my opinion. The book was better and I think they could’ve done better with the movie. But it wasn’t a complete disappointment for me. So I’d definitely say you should give it a try. Who knows? You might like the changes. 🙂
Coming Soon: She has longed for adventure and excitement and when she meets him she thinks it, along with passion, has come her way…but when they are taken captive by the Indians, her fire starts to dwindle. Look for my review of Wind Dancer, by Jamie Carie, soon!!