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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

 -  Action | Adventure | Family  -  16 May 2008 (USA)
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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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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 comicfan

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narnia | king | prince | evil king | horn | See more »

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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)

Opening Weekend:

£4,060,532 (UK) (27 June 2008)

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$141,614,023 (USA) (29 August 2008)
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When he was cast, Ben Barnes was set to tour as Dakin with the Royal National Theatre's production of "The History Boys". Barnes left England without telling the Theatre. They considered suing him for breach of contract but then decided against it. To get into character, Barnes wore hair extensions and shaved twice a day. He patterned Caspian's "Spanish" accent on Mandy Patinkin's Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride (1987). See more »

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When the Pevensies are outside their treasure chamber in Cair Paravel, Peter tears off the entire bottom of his shirt, which would not have worked with a button down shirt because it splits in the middle, to make a makeshift torch. After Edmund takes out his flashlight, the camera once again shows Peter. The missing piece of his shirt is only on the right side. The rip changes again when they are entering the vault See more »

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A Dance 'Round the Memory Tree
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Pretty endearing
16 May 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

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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