Friday, May 16, 2008
Review: The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian
I was kinda indifferent about the first Chronicles Of Narnia because the purposeful C.S. Lewis Christian themed allegory was altered with the introduction of Santa Claus into the movie - for no apparent reason.
The sequel is a darker film than the first. It’s also a much better film than the first.
Not going through the warddrobe and entering Narnia through the subway made the story lose a little nostalgia for me.
Midway through ... things really pick up and the story gets back to the original material from C.S. Lewis.
I don't know why it is ... but I love Eddie Izzard's voice. I liked it in Across The Universe and the Ocean's series. Izzard voices Reepicheep, a butt kicking, soldier-killing mouse. This character adds a lot to the film in my opinion.
There are a few pretty terrifying scenes - the PG-13 rating is really pushed at some points due to the visuals towards the 2/3 point ... but the scene in the first movie where Aslan was shaved and killed is also pretty brutal.
There certainly is more of a feel of an anti-Atheism sentiment in this movie than there was in the first.
If you liked the first film, then you’ll like this one. If you didn’t, you might find more to like this go around.
I still can't understand why Disney hasn't latched onto this like Universal has with the Harry Potter films and aren't building a theme ride/experience at Disney MGM studios in Florida.