Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
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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
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 »
In the scene where the Pevensies open their chests after returning to Narnia, Peter's chest has a large rock on top of it. However when he opens the chest no falling rock can be heard. See more »
It's only a matter of time. Miraz's men and war machines are on their way. That means those same men aren't protecting his castle.
What do you propose we do, Your Majesty?
[Both Caspian and Peter begin to speak over each other; Peter turns and silences him with a glare]
Our only hope is to strike them before they strike us.
Well, that's crazy. No one has ever taken that castle!
There's always a first time.
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When Queen Prunaprismia (Alicia Borrachero) delivers a baby boy, King Miraz (Sergio Castellitto) orders his soldiers to kill Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes); however his tutor gives Susan's magic horn to him telling that he should blow is his life is in danger and asks him to ride to the forest. However he is chased by the Telmarian soldiers and he summons the Pevensie siblings. They discover that hundred of years have passed in Narnia and they join Prince Caspian to lead the people of Narnia against the evil King Miraz. When the battle begins, the siblings send Lucy to seek out Aslan, otherwise they will not win the powerful Telmarian army.
I expected to like "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" more than I did. The special effects are top-notch, but the story has a poor development of characters and the unoriginal final battle gives a sensation of déjà vu to the viewer with the excessive use of CGI. But the greatest problem is the weak lead cast: the four siblings and Prince Caspian are performed by the wooden and unknown young actors and actresses that are too weak for the lead roles. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "As Crônicas de Nárnia Príncipe Caspian" ("The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian")
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