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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 Scythley (as Simon Andreu)
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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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$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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Trivia

Work on the script began before The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) 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, likely because Caspian is more character-driven and less action-oriented then the high adventure of "Dawn Treader" or "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". On the other hand, 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 combined 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 battle to the storyline, to make this film more epic and action oriented (the book does not have a corresponding scene). In hindsight, Adamson regretted the decision to make this second trip to Narnia bigger and more overblown than the first. See more »

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When the catapults are being built (at about 00:46:40), there is a two-person saw in use. In actual use, the worker "in the pit" below the log being cut should be covered in sawdust and wood shavings. However, the actor in the shot is clean. See more »

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Prince Caspian: [offers Susan the horn] Look. Maybe it is time you had this back.
Susan Pevensie: Why don't you hold on to it. You might need to call me again.
Lucy Pevensie: [riding away with Susan] You might need to call me again?
Susan Pevensie: Oh, shut up.
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This Is Home
Written by Jon Foreman (as Jonathan Foreman), Andy Dodd & Adam Watts
Produced by Jon Foreman (as Jonathan Foreman) & Brian Malouf
Additional production by Adam Watts & Andy Dodd
Mixed by Brian Malouf
Performed by Switchfoot
Courtesy of lowercase people records/Credential Recordings
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Pathetic follow up to the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
5 April 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I caught this while on holidays but I won't give any extra details for obvious reasons.

This will most likely go down as one of the most disappointing fantasty films of all time. I think Lord of the Rings is going to always be the best and hoped Narnia would at least come close but Prince Caspian has really dropped the Chronicles of Narnia. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was great but not groundbreaking. To be fair this movie was based on what I think was one of the worst books in the series. It was good but not as good as any of the others. Books can be expanded but not in a way which makes it completely boring. The action is dull and not interesting even though there's more of it but the visuals have improved. I liked the kids in the first movie but now they are already on my nerves especially the actor portraying Peter who came off as a snobby, insufferable bully. I hope that when Harry Potter ends the Chronicles of Narnia will be there to pick up all the fans but they need to radically improve. At least Michael Apted is doing the next one. Need IMPROVEMENT!


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