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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

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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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Lord Donnon (as Pedja Bjelac)
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Storyline

A year has passed by since the Pevensie children stepped through the wardrobe. In Narnia, centuries have passed since the defeat of the White Witch. Now the foursome are sent back to Narnia to find that everything was destroyed and the Narnia they once knew is gone forever. They come to aid the young Prince Caspian, who is leading a group of Old Narnians to wage war against his malicious uncle Miraz, who rules Narnia with an iron fist. Will they succeed? When will Aslan return? Written by Blazer346

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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  »

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Budget:

$225,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,034,805, 18 May 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$141,621,490, 4 September 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$419,651,413
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After the film's release, Ben Barnes admitted that he felt miscast as Caspian, who's much younger in the original book. He felt more comfortable reprising the role in the next film, where Caspian is more mature. See more »

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At the beginning when the children are transported to Narnia on the beach, they are at first inside a cave. They run out of the cave onto the beach and start taking off some of their clothing to play on the beach. When the shot shows them from the other angle, the cave is now filled with water because the tide has come in to flood it - in just 5 seconds. See more »

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[after Lucy is nearly attacked by a bear]
Susan Pevensie: Why wouldn't he stop?
Trumpkin: I suspect he was hungry.
Lucy Pevensie: Thanks.
Edmund Pevensie: He was wild.
Peter Pevensie: I don't think he could talk at all.
Trumpkin: You get treated like a dumb animal long enough, that's what you become. You may find Narnia a more savage place than you remember.
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A Dance 'Round the Memory Tree
Written by Oren Lavie
Produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson & Oren Lavie
Recorded & Mixed by Valgeir Sigurðsson
Performed by Oren Lavie
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Rough around the edges
17 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Prince Caspian expands on the battles in the book; turning them from a few pages long into 30 - 45 minute epic fights that borrowed more than a little from The Return of the King. While competently choreographed -- this is far from the cinematic epic the overreaching soundtrack wants you to believe that it is.

The movie is entertaining, but rough around the edges. The editing is poor and one scene in particular should have been removed entirely as it does nothing for the film, outside of extend its already substantial length.

Is it better than The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe? That all depends on your stylistic preferences. If you're the wonderment, fairy-tale, unlimited Turkish Delight type you'll prefer the first Narnia. If you're a darker, sword and sorcery fan you'll consider Prince Caspian the better movie.

Both were worth the price of admission, but both left me feeling like they were one script doctor, soundtrack and/or director away from being the perfect fantasy movies they could have been. That said, Prince Caspian certainly warrants a bucket of popcorn and a fun Sunday afternoon at the theater with the family.


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