FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
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.
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
During filming, Georgie Henley (Lucy) lost two baby teeth. A bridge had to be created to fill in the gaps. See more »
At the beginning, when Susan picks up a magazine from the news stand, it is apparently a December 1939 edition magazine. This is not possible, as the Pevensie children were evacuated to the countryside at the start of the previous movie, which (as it featured an air raid on London) could not have happened before September 1940, and it is quite clearly summer during the scenes at Professor Diggory's house. A few minutes later Peter mentions they've been back from Narnia for a year, meaning that it is at least May 1942 now. See more »
This movie isn't half as charming or eloquently magical as the first, but it engages nonetheless.
There's something about the young actors chosen to play the four major roles- Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy. They badly make you wish you were in their shoes. The film in itself is often reminiscent of LOTR, but the major difference being in a childlike simplicity this one retains.
Aslan, despite not having much of a role, manages to be the most striking character, and Lucy is as lovable as she was in the first film.
The battle scenes are brilliant, as are the landscapes. The power politics and senselessness of violence are dealt with a lot maturely in this film as compared to the first installment. At some point you realize you want at least a dozen more films revolving around these four siblings, and to be able to access Narnia for ever.
The only thing that ruins this film is this strange invasion of Hollywood-like romance as a very annoying little subplot, and the sudden intrusion of a ridiculous song at a climactic point.
Apart from that, I am pretty sure any fantasy-hound would enjoy this film a lot, and especially so if you're a big Lewis fan.
I know I am.
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