The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Andrew Adamson (2008)

143min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Andrew Adamson returns as director for the second instalment in CS Lewis's Narnia series and the tone is darker. It's a year after the events of the first film, but time has moved on 1,300 years in Narnia, where the repressive Telmarines have all but driven out the magical inhabitants. The four Pevensie children are summoned by Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes), the rightful Telmarine heir, who wants to overthrow his nasty uncle Miraz (Sergio Castellitto). Although this is fantasy adventure at its blandest, there's plenty of camp court intrigue, quaint pantomime action and epic CGI battles between fabled creatures, talking animals and massive armies. The Second World War parallels of the previous movie here give way to a clear anti-colonialist message, and there's more romance. Aslan the lion may intone "Things never happen the same way twice", but those who loved the first instalment will also enjoy this more modest attempt at Lord of the Rings-style fantasy. And there's even a lovable sword-fighting mouse (voiced by Eddie Izzard). It all makes for fun, lively - yet very safe - swashbuckling spectacle.

Summary

The four Pevensie children are summoned back to the magical land of Narnia to find centuries have passed in their absence. War is now brewing, and the young heroes must help Prince Caspian, the rightful king of Narnia, to overthrow his cruel uncle and reclaim the throne. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Ben Barnes, William Moseley, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell and Peter Dinklage.

Cast & Crew

Prince Caspian Ben Barnes
Lucy Pevensie Georgie Henley
Edmund Pevensie Skandar Keynes
Peter Pevensie William Moseley
Susan Pevensie Anna Popplewell
Miraz Sergio Castellitto
Aslan Liam Neeson
Nikabrik Warwick Davis
Trumpkin Peter Dinklage
Jadis, the White Witch Tilda Swinton
Bulgy Bear David Walliams
Reepicheep Eddie Izzard
Trufflehunter Ken Stott
Director Andrew Adamson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 27 Jun 2008
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