Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Prince Caspian

Saw Prince Caspian over the weekend and I have to say I thought it was fabulous. The battle scenes had me biting my nails and my friend squirming in her seat. The acting all round was terrific, much better than in the first film. Trumpkin was particularly good. Though many readers have objected, I didn't mind the little bit of romance between Susan and Prince Caspian, as it made sense given their ages and what we know of Susan's character (the only one who had romantic inclinations in the books, e.g. her betrothal to Rabadash). I'm definitely buying the DVD, unlike The Golden Compass which I wouldn't waste my time watching again.

1 comment:

hilly-wa said...

Wow, Why did you dislike The Golden Compass movie? I thought it stayed pretty close to the original plot. Prince Caspian annoyed me because he was supposed to be younger. I understand why they cast him as an older prince especially because of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which is my fsvorite, but I'm still not happy about it. The romance threw me off a little but I see your point now. And I totally agree that one is a lot better than the first one. I really can't wait till The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. That one has always been my favorite along with The Horse and His Boy.