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    Prince Caspian

    Easily my favourite book of the seven Chronicles of Narnia, I was thrilled to discover that Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis is now a movie!

    (Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqzYukVDqy4)

    For those of you unfortunate to have not read the book yet, the plot is rather simple. Do NOT read unless you mind having it spoiled:


    The four Pevensie children (Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter) return to Narnia one Earth-year later. Since Time is a tricky thing, 1300 years have passed since they left.

    The dward Trumpkin explains to them that the old magic is gone from Narnia. A group of people called the Telmarines have conquered the land and civilized it, casting the magical things (like talking animals, sprites, dwarves, etc.) out, forcing them to live in hiding.

    The focus switches to Prince Caspian. His tutor, Dr. Cornelius (a half-man/half-dwarf), tells him that Queen Prunaprismia (Caspian's aunt) has produced an heir and King Miraz (who had usurped Caspian's rightful throne, much like Claudius from Shakespeare's play Hamlet) will without a doubt try to kill Caspian to ensure that his own son inherits the kingdom. Dr. Cornelius gives Caspian Susan's magical horn and helps him escape. Caspian is aided by the magical creatures and vows to be their loyal king.

    Great guerilla war ensues between Caspian and Miraz, and Caspian's side is losing badly (which is why he summons the Pevensies). Aslan returns and assists the kings and queens. There is much more war.

    Caspian is victorious and reigns as king for many more years (see The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Silver Chair). Aslan tells Peter and Susan that they can never return to Narnia again (they are too old).

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    Re: Prince Caspian

    Blech...

    I wasn't a huge fan of Lewis to begin with, but I do remember The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe and A Horse and His Boy fondly from when I was a child. I can still read both and enjoy them (I own them in both English and Japanese). That said, the books don't hold up all that well for adult audiences. They've got paperthin characters, a fairly flat world drawn entirely from material apropriated elsewhere and a lot of preachiness in the later volumes.

    Adamson doesn't help. He's as courageous as a wet paper bag... and the first film reeked of Disney plasticity. Backgrounds were clearly bluescreen, ice looked like styrofoam, children in icey water didn't even have white breath or blue lips during or after their dip ~_~; It's obvious that it was done quickly by the person who would do the most "commercial" job, not necesarily the most interesting.

    Lucy is adorable and I want to squish her... but the other kids are pretty unpersonable.

    These movies feel wrong as "epics"... the stories are so small and obviously meant to play out in the imaginations of children. The additions of 40 minute long LotR style battles do them no service.

    Not excited about this.
    Dissappointed by the Golden Compass reviews, sure I'll be dissapointed by the movie (for a lot of same reasons I didn't like LtWatW)... unless it makes 200 mil in the next 5 weeks, we probably won't see Knife or Spyglass (a shame... since even those who gave the film poor reviews seemed intrigued enough to want a sequel)
    Lord of the Rings is over.
    Harry Potter's winding down (and we all already know how it ends).
    Eragon sucked harder than the books... and the books SUCKED.

    Is the fantasy boom over?

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    Re: Prince Caspian

    I heard rumors of the filiming of Prince Caspian, but I didn't believe them to be true (this was months ago). I have to agree with you divine_punishment. Caspian is the best book out of the entire series! I haven't read it in a looooooong while, but now that you've brought it up, I'm dying to go to my mom's and just read the entire series again. LOL.

    I hope that the do well with Prince Caspian. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was a good flick, I just wish they would've started the saga with the first book, The Magician's Nephew. Because unless you've been reading the books, you don't know why the old man in Lion, Witch & Wardrobe is excited about the kid's adventure to Narnia. I had to tell people, "That's the magician's nephew!!" And they'd say, "Who?" LOL.


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    Re: Prince Caspian

    Quote Originally Posted by atomik_sprout View Post
    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was a good flick, I just wish they would've started the saga with the first book, The Magician's Nephew. Because unless you've been reading the books, you don't know why the old man in Lion, Witch & Wardrobe is excited about the kid's adventure to Narnia.
    It looks like the films are being made in the original publishing order. The Magician's Nephew is actually the sixth book to be published...

    Well anyway, I'm expecting to see Prince Caspian. I remember the books fondly, and they did a decent job with making The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe into a movie. I just hope Prince Caspian doesn't fall prey to "bad sequel syndrome".
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    Re: Prince Caspian

    Actually they did several of the movies before, Prince Caspian included. G_d awful. Boring as sin. I think they were a BBC production, I'll check. I have them. yeah I know, they were a gift. Usually I love anything BBC. Not this. If you hadn't already read the books, this would make you not want to.

    I am however looking forward to the new Narnia movie. I think it will be a huge hit. No doubt bigger than the first.

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    Re: Prince Caspian

    Quote Originally Posted by Umbriel View Post
    Actually they did several of the movies before, Prince Caspian included. G_d awful. Boring as sin. I think they were a BBC production, I'll check. I have them. yeah I know, they were a gift. Usually I love anything BBC. Not this. If you hadn't already read the books, this would make you not want to.

    I am however looking forward to the new Narnia movie. I think it will be a huge hit. No doubt bigger than the first.
    I did not think there was anything wrong with the old BBC versions . . . Granted, the special effects were somewhat lacking because they were made in the 1980s, but I remember watching them as a child and comparing them to the books . . . Good memories.

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    Re: Prince Caspian

    Quote Originally Posted by Umbriel View Post
    Actually they did several of the movies before, Prince Caspian included. G_d awful. Boring as sin. I think they were a BBC production, I'll check. I have them. yeah I know, they were a gift. Usually I love anything BBC. Not this. If you hadn't already read the books, this would make you not want to.

    I am however looking forward to the new Narnia movie. I think it will be a huge hit. No doubt bigger than the first.
    Lime: If sin was so boring then why do we do it so much? Off topic. So Jk.

    Red: I'll admit the old movies were lacking in affects, but they were well made from what I remember. My brother still has them I believe and as I said they were well made for their time. Makes me shiver with the thought of adventure and old Magick.

    As for the movie trailor:

    WOOT!!!!!

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    Re: Prince Caspian

    Quote Originally Posted by abby724 View Post
    It looks like the films are being made in the original publishing order. The Magician's Nephew is actually the sixth book to be published...

    Well anyway, I'm expecting to see Prince Caspian. I remember the books fondly, and they did a decent job with making The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe into a movie. I just hope Prince Caspian doesn't fall prey to "bad sequel syndrome".
    WHAT??? You're trippin'! The Magician's Nephew is the FIRST of the Chronicles of Narnia. I should know, I've read each book each time it's revised and re-released in a box set.


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