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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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Glenstorm (as Cornell S. John)
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Lord Sopespian (as Damian Alcazar)
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Lord Scythley (as Simon Andreu)
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Lord Donnon (as Pedja Bjelac)

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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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$225,000,000 (estimated)

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$55,034,805 (USA) (16 May 2008)

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$141,614,023 (USA) (29 August 2008)
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The enchantment used at the circle to conjure the White Witch is actually an old Lebanese song by a singer called Sabah. It translates into: "If it weren't for your eyes, we wouldn't have come, my oh my." See more »

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Near the beginning of the movie when the children are saving Trumpkin they come up to the lake on the beach. The soldier's boat is in the middle of the lake. However, when Peter jumps in to save Trumpkin he jumps right above when he is thrown in and not from the shore. See more »

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Prince Caspian: [to Uncle] Tonight, for once, I want the truth! Did you kill my father?
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The Call
Written by Regina Spektor
Arranged & Produced by Harry Gregson-Williams
Recorded & mixed by Peter Cobbin
Performed by Regina Spektor
Courtesy of Sire Records
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Even More Fun Than the First - a Winner!
16 May 2008 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Saw it today.

As good as the previous one, and just as moving.

Narnia has been taken over for several generations by a foreign human people who have settled there, the Telmarine. Prince Caspian's father, the king, has been killed and the uncle is the usurper. (Can you say "Hamlet"?!). Caspian is on the lam. Lucy, Edmund, Peter, and Susan are summoned to help by the prince's horn as they are needed. Caspian is found hiding out underground with the Narnians whom the Telmarines thought were extinct.

Alliances were formed with talking animals and various creatures, even some dwarfs and minotaurs previously allied to the White Witch--all oppose the foreigners in Narnia. Various exploits and battles ensue.

Aslan shows up briefly later in the film. The White Witch even has a brief scene.

This film is much less allegorical than the first, with much less sibling discord among the four English youngsters--Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan. They are all far more self-assured. especially Edmund.

Action sequences are top notch, and it seems they used fewer digital "people" than Lord of the Rings, which was OK: if you saw a cavalryman in the distance it was a real man and horse.

Prince Caspian, interestingly, several times was a real screw-up, Peter and Edmund basically saved his throne for him. At least Aslan showed confidence in him.

What was oddest was that although this film was made in New Zealand (as usual!), Slovenia, and Poland, all the Telmarines looked and sounded Spanish! ??? They all had Spanish accents, and even Caspian, played by Ben Barnes (born in London) spoke with a Spanish accent. The Italian actor who played Miraz said that the director wanted such an accent from all Telmarines.

Best new talking animals: Trufflehunter (badger), and Reepicheep (sword wielding mouse with attitude).

As others have said, "The new Narnia can be seen as a parallel to the modern world, in which old beliefs are scoffed at. "Who believes in Aslan nowadays?" asks Trumpkin (dwarf) when he first meets Caspian. Those who "hold on", like the badgers, are praised: this links with Lewis's views on religious faith".

I can't say more about this film without giving away spoilers. But it was top notch.


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