Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
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
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 »
When Caspian is first spotted by the dwarfs, there is a tree behind him in longer shots, but not in close-ups. See more »
When Aslan bares his teeth, winter meets its death.
When he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again. Everyone we knew - Mr. Tumnus and the Beavers - they're all gone.
I think it's time we found out what's going on.
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I caught this as a screener and am so happy I did. Whether or not you read the books you'll probably like this if you're into this genre. It's got a bit of something for most everyone; even a little romance.
I found the CGI better than the first. The writers captured the significant parts of the storyline and included some comic relief. There were definitely moments of achieved catharsis with the audience. The actors and actresses seemed to be much more at ease in their roles than the first one and exuded the characteristics of each of the roles well.
I wouldn't recommend little kiddos seeing this because of the violence (no blood just some obvious fighting) however I don't understand why most parents take their kids to a movie I (an adult) would watch. When I was a kid a Minotaur would have given me nightmares for weeks.
Those around me liked it even more than I did. There were maybe a couple of points where they didn't clearly portray the tone of the group or a characters attitude; but that's young acting maybe. All in all, really well done.
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