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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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Everything you know is about to change forever. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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. 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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(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 »

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Trufflehunter: Enough, Nikabrik! Or do I have to sit on your head again?
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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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Soundtracks

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
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Rough around the edges
17 May 2008 | by sloopydrewSee 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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