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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

 -  Action | Adventure | Family  -  16 May 2008 (USA)
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The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.

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Storyline

The four Pevensie children return to Narnia, only to discover that hundreds of years have passed since they ruled there, and the evil King Miraz has taken charge. With the help of a heroic mouse called Reepicheep, and the exiled heir to the throne, Prince Caspian, they set out to overthrow the King, once again with Aslan's help. Written by comicfan

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narnia | king | prince | evil king | horn | See more »

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Unmask the new evil. See more »


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Rated PG for epic battle action and violence | See all certifications »

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16 May 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las crónicas de Narnia: El príncipe Caspian  »

Box Office

Budget:

$225,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,060,532 (UK) (27 June 2008)

Gross:

$141,614,023 (USA) (29 August 2008)
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Trivia

Although this film was quite successful (nearly US$420M box-office on a budget of US$225M), it was far from the blockbuster success of the first film. As a result, Disney declined co-production on the rest of the series. The next film in the series, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), was co-produced by Walden Media and a new creative partner, 20th Century Fox. See more »

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Before Peter, Edmund, Susan, and Caspian head out for the final battle, Susan takes out an arrow from her quiver which she holds in her left hand. As she runs, the arrow has vanished and Susan is just starting to take out an arrow. See more »

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[after Edmund bests Trumpkin in a sword fight]
Trumpkin: Beards and bedsteads! It looks like that horn worked after all.
Susan Pevensie: What horn?
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This Is Home
Written by Jon Foreman (as Jonathan Foreman), Andy Dodd & Adam Watts
Produced by Jon Foreman (as Jonathan Foreman) & Brian Malouf
Additional production by Adam Watts & Andy Dodd
Mixed by Brian Malouf
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A Dark and Mature Sequel
16 May 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This is something you wouldn't want to miss. If you thoroughly enjoyed the first film, then this one is a darker adventure than the first one. Everything in Narnia goes totally out of control and tough to handle.

The film starts off with a Spanish group who have invaded Narnia and wiped out all the creatures living there. As it goes, the Pevensie kids are summoned to Narnia to fix up the wrong doings. A lot of conspiracy is thrown into the movie, but it feels like a plot well presented. It's pace is quick and starts right off not waiting to re-introduce everything again.

The cast is absolutely fantastic. The Pevensie kids, just like the last time, add the right amount of drama and humor to their respective roles. Especially Georgie Henley who plays Lucy is the standout yet again. But a worthy addition would also be Prince Caspian, played by Ben Barnes. He acts like a courageous and brave Prince born to lead an army. This is a good breakthrough for him. Also worth mentioning is King Miraz, a great villain since Tilda Swinton. As for a few cameo appearances you should also look out for, the performances are remarkable.

The other outstanding details I loved to see yet again in the film were the Cinematography, The Production Design, and Visual Effects. The shots were lavish and grand. Specially the Long shots, reminded me of The Lord Of The Rings. The Art Direction and the locations are astounding, very vibrant and unlike anything you would have ever seen in film. And of course the Visual Effects, those everlasting details adds another level entirely. You will love watching all this come together.

Even the action and battle sequences feel like a last stand to something no one can win. Its against all odds. You would cringe just because of the turn the film takes. It is filled with dark themes and more mature elements which would be a little hard to take. You might feel that the first one was pretty good. But give it another chance and you would feel this movie is just as good as the first.

For what I feel, this is a really good movie. 9 out of 10. Go to Narnia.


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