Monday, May 19, 2008

Price Caspian is a bore

I wasn't expecting too much from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. But the movie managed to disappoint me even then. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was way better. This one is long and cumbersome! Except for little Georgia Henley (the youngest Pevensie), everybody else seems to be sleepwalking through the movie. Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) tries to go for dashing, but ends up looking dirty and unwashed instead. (spoiler) I wonder why Aslan (the lion) had to wait till the Narnians were almost exterminated before showing up! Ho hum!

The storming of the castle was pretty spectacular, primarily because of the dark lighting. Otherwise, the CGI is real bad - especially the animals. Aslan looks terribly unreal, as he did in the first movie as well. Loved the cameo from Tilda Swinton, hope the Ice Queen comes back in the next movie. Yep, I haven't read the books.

Verdict: Give it a miss.


crazyBugga said...

these fantasy type movies are always confusing. And too very predictable

Patrick Roberts said...

the makers of Prince Caspian kept to the original story surprisingly well... i heard they were going to make it into a silly pure-action flick, but thankfully this was not the case