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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. [Australia theatrical] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

C.S. Lewis' stepson and heir Douglas Gresham, was co-Producer on this film, its predecessor, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010). See more »

Goofs

When escaping the castle, Caspian and Peter and the Professor were on horseback. When they are approaching their niche hideout, they were walking with no horses in sight in the background. What happened to the horses? (The girls used the big Friesian horse to escape the hideout to look for Aslan.) See more »

Quotes

Peter Pevensie: It's only a matter of time. Miraz's men and war machines are on their way. That means those same men aren't protecting his castle.
Reepicheep: What do you propose we do, Your Majesty?
[Both Caspian and Peter begin to speak over each other; Peter turns and silences him with a glare]
Peter Pevensie: Our only hope is to strike them before they strike us.
Prince Caspian: Well, that's crazy. No one has ever taken that castle!
Peter Pevensie: There's always a first time.
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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 »


Soundtracks

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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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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