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107. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Published December 29, 2010

Fast Facts

Title: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Director: Andrew Adamson Year: 2008 Run time: 2hrs 13

Background Info

I watched the first Narnia film a while back, around about this time last year, I reckon. I didn’t think much of it, really, but given that this sequel was on the Beeb for free, I figured it couldn’t hurt to let those children try and convince me a second time.

Live Blog

00:00:24 - Two hours, good lord. 00:01:08 - Does this continue on from the last one? If I remember rightly, they had to go back through the wardrobe to real life. 00:02:42 - It’s Dorian Gray! 00:04:41 - Excellent fireworks. If only we had those on Bonfire Night, I might not be so grumpy. 00:08:05 - Why is everyone after him? 00:08:40 - I call green screen. 00:12:07 - Isn’t it going to be annoying for them to be back in Narnia but as kids rather than adults? 00:14:33 - A solid gold chess set, that would be lovely. 00:17:05 - If he is the rightful heir to the throne and the other king died, why… bah, monarchies are confusing.** ****00:18:11 **- So… we’re not in Narnia now, Toto? 00:22:34 - Do we know how long it has been since they left?** **00:26:40 - Ah, a talking badger. Of course. 00:27:31 - I know I am obsessive about these things, but what kind of an accent is he supposed to have? 00:33:33 - A bear!** **00:39:48 - The water in Narnia is so blue, it’s almost tropical.** **00:41:56 - That mouse is Eddie Izzard. Weird.** **00:45:29 - They’re always getting involved in wars, them kids.** **00:55:02 - “Where did you get your injuries?” … WHACK. Even more injuries! 01:01:22 - Run and fight, or wait and hide. The age old question. I bet they run with “go down fighting.”** **01:05:06 - You definitely have the element of surprise when you have mice fighting for you. 01:08:31 - The accent is sort of Russian, sort of Spanish. 01:12:04 - Those half-horse/half-human type things are quite terrifying. **01:14:16 **- The castle looks unnaturally clean. All that shiny stonework, hmm. **01:16:18 **- Oh, that was just like Back to the Future II, I expected him to rise up on a DeLorean. **01:19:31 **- He’s not a very convincing king, that Peter. ******01:25:31 - Is that the Ice Queen woman from last time? That’s all they need, more snow and stuff. ****01:34:27 **- In this one, Edmund seems better than Peter. It was definitely the other way round in the first one. **01:38:20 - She’s only got about six arrows, she better be good. ****01:39:57 - How can they all still be good at archery and sword fighting after a year in London? ****01:43:11 - Sword fighting is only vaguely interesting when James Bond does it, let alone these two sillies. ** **01:51:44 **- That’s quite a lot of army, how can they ever win? **01:54:21 **- Lion to the rescue again? **01:55:57 **- Oh no, trees to the rescue. **01:59:02 **- Battle scenes go on for too long. **01:59:58 **- When you have a tidal wave shaped like a giant on your side, how can you lose? 02:03**:20 **- Aren’t lions meant to be scared of mice, or is that elephants? **02:06:18 **- Oh that’s Liam Neeson. I never realised, and wondered where he’d got to. **02:09:00 **- “It’s not how I thought it would be but it’s alright.” **02:10:43 **- Oh wait, they liked each other?

Conclusions

Just as good as the first one, unfortunately. There are some interesting bits and bobs scattered along the way but as mentioned, the fight scenes are far too long, and it’s hard to understand why everyone adores those kids quite so much when they really don’t seem all that special. Still the lion is quite good.

Rating: 25

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