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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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Andrew Adamson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Barnes ... Prince Caspian
Georgie Henley ... Lucy Pevensie
Skandar Keynes ... Edmund Pevensie
William Moseley ... Peter Pevensie
Anna Popplewell ... Susan Pevensie
Sergio Castellitto ... Miraz
Peter Dinklage ... Trumpkin
Warwick Davis ... Nikabrik
Vincent Grass ... Doctor Cornelius
Pierfrancesco Favino ... General Glozelle
Cornell John ... Glenstorm (as Cornell S. John)
Damián Alcázar ... Lord Sopespian (as Damian Alcazar)
Alicia Borrachero ... Prunaprismia
Simón Andreu ... Lord Scythley (as Simon Andreu)
Predrag Bjelac ... 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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Unmask the new evil. See more »


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Rated PG for epic battle action and violence | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las crónicas de Narnia: El príncipe Caspian See more »

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Box Office

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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

All 'Old Narnians' were made to look wilder than they had originally in the first movie because they had been hiding from persecution. See more »

Goofs

(at around 40 mins) In the scene where catapults are being built, there is a two-person saw in use. In actual use, the worker "in the pit" below the sawn log should be covered in sawdust and wood shavings. However, the actor in the shot is clean. See more »

Quotes

Prince Caspian: [gives Susan her horn back] Maybe it's time you had this back.
Susan Pevensie: [gives the horn back] Why don't you hold on to it - you might need to call me again.
[a pause while Susan and Caspian exchange a long glance]
Lucy Pevensie: [quoting Susan as they ride off] "You might need to call me again"?
Susan Pevensie: Oh, shut up.
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Alternate Versions

The original theatrical version of this film was released by Walt Disney Pictures, but all television, video, and theatrical re-issue versions of the film are distributed by 20th Century Fox. As a result, the current version in circulation opens with a 20th Century Fox logo. This happened as a result of Disney deciding against its distribution deal when it expired in 2010; Walden Media sold its share of the rights to 20th Century Fox that year. See more »


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Written by Regina Spektor
Arranged & Produced by Harry Gregson-Williams
Recorded & mixed by Peter Cobbin
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Courtesy of Sire Records
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Even More Fun Than the First - a Winner!
16 May 2008 | by TokugawaSee 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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