Review – Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Starring: Liam Neeson, Peter Dinklage, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Alicia Borrachero, Vincent Grass, Shane Rangi
Production: Andrew Adamson, Mark Johnson, Philip Steuer
Direction: Andrew Adamson
In 2005, the first part of this movie got us some new experience of combustion where you had the best part of fantasy revealed. The first version of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe had a great fiesta of entertainment for all. But on few parts, you had the Christianity promoted through it. Well, that lies fro the taste of auteur and we have nothing to comment on it.
Here comes the sequel more spanking than its sequel and this is second of films being made from seven books of Narnia written by C.S. Lewis. A bit away in its theme from the first part, Chronicles of Narnia- Prince Caspian has lot of stuffs for the family audiences. First of all, there is nothing to do with violence, profanity, adult themes. It’s a PG rating and more importance is given to family values. Of course, a war depicted without bloodshed is really a great delight for all the audiences who don’t love bloodshed.
Last time, it was a venture from a wardrobe into a mystic land and this time directly to battle ground. A year has passed and now where are these young Pevensie children?
Peter (William Moseley), Susan (Anna Popplewell), Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley, still a cutie-pie) are waiting for their train in one of the London’s tube station. Over here, they are hurtled into the fantastical land of Narnia where they have to help Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) ascended to the throne. But it is his evil uncle Miraz (Sergio Castellitto) who want him to get dashed down and not get up to the throne. Perhaps, not breaking your guesses, we have the greatest battle between good and evil forces and rest forms crux of the story.
More than human characters in the film, it is animated animals and creatures that makes whole of stupendous performance. Amongst all, there are few characters that make you delighted. An animated lion named Aslan standing in for the resurrected Jesus (voiced by Liam Neeson). But remember that you won’t feel the traces of Lord of the Rings. A sword-fighting mouse (voiced by Eddie Izzard) and assorted bears, badgers, giants, Minotaurs and centaurs do really rock to the splendid stuffs right throughout the film.
Not get more involved with the animated creatures, we have two good performers who have lived up to the expectations. Peter Dinklage as a smarty dwarf and Tilda Swinton as White Witch steals the show. Especially, with Tilda Swinton, she looks far and much differentiated in her approach from her other recent movie Michael Clayton.
Director Andrew Adamson does his best in getting an entertainment show for all and there are many aspects that go over the head of imagination. They look odd and sometimes cause you more annoyed. So, the sequel is good at few parts and in contrast for the rest.
Bottom – Line: Worth revisiting
Verdict: Can watch it…