Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Movies and Television

How much will the kids age in the series, my viewing companion asks? No idea. But if it’s not a lot, then Disney better have them shoot to the next 2 or 3 at the same time.

That said, the movie itself was okay. Not nearly as good as other fantasy genres (LOTR set a pretty high standard) but certainly entertaining.

Except, I wonder for whom? Small kids and toddlers I think would get bored/scared. And older tweens would be a little bored, not enough video game action or razzle-dazzle CGI effects or something. Not sure.

Much like the first one, the kids all do a decent job of playing bickering siblings; with a lot going into Peter’s resistance to being a kid again after having been King and an adult all those years. The addition is a lackluster Prince Caspian that just makes goo goo eyes at one of the girls, messes up Peter’s already crappy plan and has a predictable show down with the the #1 bad guy.

But in the end, the good guys win, OOPS SPOILER, the bad guys fall (even at the hands of other baddies) and once again the kids leave Narnia for retro Great Britain.

Final Snark: franchise money in the bag.

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