Jedd the Jedi
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||Andrew Adamson, Christopher Markus, Steve McFeeley
||Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Peter Dinklage, Eddie Izzard, Pierfrancesco Favino, Sergio Castellitto, Liam Neeson
Plot: For the Pevensie siblings, consisting of Peter (Moseley), Susan (Popplewell), Edmund (Keynes) and Lucy (Henley), one year has passed since their first visit to the magical land of Narnia. For Narnia, however, 1300 years have transpired. The Narnians have been overthrown and the rule of the four kings and queens, the siblings themselves, has long passed into history. In their place are the Telmarines, a race of ruthless, Conquistador-esque former pirates. Caspian (Barnes), a Telmarine prince, escapes from the palace after the birth of his nephew, the son of the treacherous King Miraz (Sergio Castellitto), fearing that the king would surely kill him to ensure only his son is heir to the throne. While on the lam, Caspian uses a magical horn that summons the rulers of Old Narnia, transporting the Pevensies from a subway station back into Narnia.
Surprised at how much Narnia has changed since their last visit, the siblings, now older and more capable, join a motley crew of surviving Narnians, including the cynical red dwarf Trumpkin (Peter Dinklage) and a swashbuckling mouse Reepicheep (voiced by Eddie Izzard). Forming an uneasy alliance with the fugitive prince, they plan an attack on the Telmarine castle. Eventually, Miraz and his army arrives at the Narnians’ hideout, where Peter challenges him to a one-on-one sword duel, in order to buy his sisters time to seek out Aslan the lion (voiced by Liam Neeson), the creator and true ruler of Narnia. Things build up to a massive battle between the Narnian and Telmarine armies, as brutal and epic as that of the best war films.
Amidst a torrent of wannabe fantasy “epics” based on children’s books, the real McCoy rears its head for a majestic roar. Based on the legendary books of C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian serves as a follow-up to 2005’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I was privileged to catch the film at a special preview screening. Like its predecessor and perhaps even more so, Prince Caspian is laced with deep meaning, spiritual undertones, awesome spectacle and a few laughs here and there. However, this adventure is not devoid of low points as well...[more]...