The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianMay 16, 2008
The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 6.7/10 (67,953 voted)
Critic's Score: 62/100
Stars: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley
The four Pevensie children return to Narnia, only to discover that hundreds of years have passed since they ruled there, and the evil King Miraz has taken charge. With the help of a heroic mouse called Reepicheep, and the exiled heir to the throne, Prince Caspian, they set out to overthrow the King, once again with Aslan's help.
Writers: Andrew Adamson, Christopher Markus
(as Cornell S. John)
(as Damian Alcazar)
(as Simon Andreu)
(as Pedja Bjelac)
Hope has a new face.
Release Date: 16 May 2008
Filming Locations: Barrandov Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $55,034,805
(18 May 2008)
Did You Know?
8 months were spent scouting locations, including Ireland, China and Argentina. Although parts of the film were made in New Zealand like its predecessor, the majority of shooting took place in Czech, Slovenia and Poland because of the larger sets available. The stone prop was flown from New Zealand to Barrandov Studios in Prague, Czech. In a remote Slovenian location, everyone had to be checked for ticks on a regular basis, since infestations in the cast and crew's hair were common. Because of tax credits, post-production was based in the UK. to qualify the movie as a British film.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs:
The children play on the beach upon first returning to Narnia, then are in Cair Paravel in the next scene. The wetness and position of their clothing is different, but that is because much time has passed.
Lucky you know.
What do you mean?
You've seen him. I wish he'd just given me some sort of proof.
Maybe we're the ones that need to prove ourselves to him.
Last warning for spoilers:
After falling in love with "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," I
was expecting an amazing sequel from the same people. "Prince Caspian"
was a disappointment, however.
The changes made from the book were so many and extreme that Adamson
(the director) completely altered the theme of the story. The character
of Peter was so changed that one questions what exactly he learned from
Narnia that he will not be allowed to return. From the fighting at the
beginning of the film in England because he is upset about being young
again to the power struggles with Caspian, his title of "The
Magnificent" was sullied.
Caspian fared no better. In making him an adult and Miraz the Lord
Regent, they made a crown Prince not even knowledgeable about the fact
that the throne is his and that no other Lords who are suspicious of
Miraz ever talking to Caspian about his birthright. That is
unrealistic. Even worse, they turned Caspian into a vengeful man who
jeopardized a mission to attempt to avenge his father's death.
What was worse, however, was that Adamson chose action and battle
scenes to character development. There were so many characters
introduced but none of them were rounded out. It felt as if the
characters were background to the action. They did what they did
because they were supposed to rather than any meaningful reason due to
As a Narnia book series fan, this was a major disappointment. It really
felt like Adamson redid a mediocre medieval war movie adding Narnian
characters for effect.