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Work on the script began before The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was released, with a projected release date of 2007. However, the producers' many concerns regarding the novel Prince Caspian (2nd Narnia book written, 4th in retroactive "chronological" order) caused delays. At one point they considered skipping Prince Caspian and moving on to the next book in the series, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Possibly because Caspian is more talky and less action-oriented then the high adventure of Dawn Treader or The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. But leaving out Prince Caspian's book would have robbed him of his proper introduction, and his presence on the Dawn Treader would make no sense to an audience. A repeat of the late 1980s BBC television strategy was considered, wherein Prince Caspian and Dawn Treader would be shown as two segments of the same feature film. Director Andrew Adamson found a way to have the film stand on its own by adding a grand scale castle to the storyline, to make the film more epic and action oriented, whereas the book's corresponding scene is only a few paragraphs long. In hindsight, Adamson regretted the decision to make this second trip to Narnia bigger and more overblown than the first. See more »
The number of arrows in Susan's quiver, fluctuates in many scenes. It's a magical, automatically refilling quiver made by Father Christmas, as per the previous movie. See more »
Having just come back from a screening of Prince Caspian, I can honestly say that I got the movie fresh in my mind...and it was amazing! Not only was it better than the first in every way - the story, the acting, the screenplay - but it managed to have more of an edge without sinking into the pitfall that movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean have slipped into.
Meaning that unlike the Pirates sequels (don't get me wrong, I love Pirates, but this is something that bothered me a little), the makers of Prince Caspian did not believe that to make it better and more exciting, they had to gore and bloody it up. Instead, while it is darker, the blood and gore is kept to a bare minimum considering this is an action flick.
Anyway, that now aside, I highly recommend this! It's a great movie - great action scenes, a tad bit of romance but not overly so, and a good plot. Plus the young cast are even better in this film than they were in the first, and Ben Barnes - well, it's right that he is the title character,because he very nearly would have stolen the floor from underneath the original kids if they were even the slightest bit less perfect (William Moseley was the weakest of the five, as he was in the last movie, but he still stepped it up quite a bit).
Granted, I've not read the books, so I don't know if this is as dedicated to the book as many fans would like it to be. Then again, most movies adapted from the books never are. However, if they can find it in them to accept changes for theatrical purposes, I'm sure even the most die-hard fans will admit it "wasn't bad."
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