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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

  | March 07, 2014 09:48 IST
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Genre:
    Adventure, Family, Fantasy
  • Cast:
    Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Willi
  • Director:
    Andrew Adamson
The Pevensies are back. Their first outing in Narnia, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe mopped up $745 globally in 2005. In the second installment of C S Lewis' seven title series, the Pevensie siblings are summoned back to Narnia by Prince Caspian, who is fighting his evil uncle, King Miraz. But it's 1300 years later and Narnia is now a darker, more brutal space. The sequel is more emotionally fraught and more violent than the first film. The bad guys seem inspired by the Spanish inquisition, there is lots of medieval weaponry and even the trees kick some serious butt. Like the later Harry Potter films, it's about the loss of innocence. This may not be suitable for children under eight but those old enough to stomach the action will enjoy the movie. The girls will be especially interested in the delectable Prince Caspian. The characters aren't as emotionally engaging as those in the first outing - I missed the White Witch who drops in for one scene. But director, producer and co-screenwriter Andrew Adamson has created a soaring special effects spectacle. You'll enjoy it as much as the children.
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