Sequel keeps the magic alive
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Cast: William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell, Georgia
Henley, Ben Barnes, Sergio Castellito and Peter Dinklage
Director: Andrew Adamson
Showing at Kumari
Whenever a movie based on a book is released it is always compared with the book. But unlike the Potter series children today are more familiar with the magical adventure of Narnia by the first movie The Chronicales of Narnia: The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe and not the book. And this time the main characters are back again with more adventure, magic and morale. The breath taking scenery, more of the interestingly talking animals of Narnia and a dishy Prince sure makes the adventure even more interesting for all.
The story this time begins with the four main characters Peter (William Moseley), Susan (Anna Popplewell), Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgia Henley) being summoned back to Narnia by Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) for help. When they reach their kingdom they realise that in their one year absence from Narnia 1300 years have passed. The Golden Age of Narnia, the magical talking animals and mythical creatures exist only as folktales among Telmarines, a race of humans led by a ruthless Lord Miraz (Sergio Castellitto) and the mighty lion Aslan has not been around for thousands of years. Prince Caspian is the rightful heir to the thrown that his evil uncle Miraz is eyeing, so five of them get ready to fight for their rights and begin their journey to restore magic and glory of Narnia.
After a break of three years the children have grown up and play their part with more conviction and in the action scenes they prove that they did work hard to play the grown up roles this time. The girls especially Anna has more action scenes then the previous movie where all she does is shoot one arrow. Sergio as the evil ruler plays his role pretty well and the movie unlike the previous one has a more darker side to it with more violent action scenes. The fight between good and bad is impressive.
Ben as Prince Caspian looks convincing and dashing as well. Tilda Swinton makes an appearance as the Ice Queen in a brief scene but is able to give chills and goosebumps. The cinematography and animation is done to perfection and is fantastic. Flawless creations of graphics and mythical characters are brilliant. Humour is added by Trufflehunter, the sword-fighting mouse who is effortlessly capable to make all laugh.
All in all a great movie for the whole family to take a quick trip into the world of magic.