8 Responses to “Prince Caspian”

  1. jonathan 20 May 2008 at 7:55 am #

    I’m sorry, Brian. But I’m going to have to somewhat disagree with you here. I was actually quite a bit disappointed with the end of the film. Especially when there was a song at the very end that REALLY didn’t fit the story and made it all overly sentimental (but that’s just me). Why, oh why do movies have to include these songs so much these days? Bleh! Sorry.

    I felt like the plot was kind of bland throughout as well. The Telmarines made me think of Spaniards. I *do* agree that the CGInimals were pretty fake looking. *And* I don’t know why they threw in an extra scene with the White Witch that isn’t in the book at all.

    Ben Barnes didn’t impress much as Caspian.

    Okay, okay, okay. I really just kind of bashed the film. It was alrght overall, but I thought the first movie was muuuuch better. That being said, Caspian is probably my least favorite book in the series.

    I am very much looking forward to the next film: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which (with the exception of The Last Battle) is my favorite book.

    I’d give Caspian a 5/10 (not that my opinion matters)

  2. The Gimcracker 20 May 2008 at 8:02 am #

    I was going to comment on that last song, which was so cheesy I wanted to dip nachos in it, but I decided not to because the post was already shaping up to be pretty long. I agree that it ruined the end of the movie. In fact, it’s funny you mention it because my first graph of goodness over time had a dip at the end representing how that song ruined the ending.

    So, that scene with the White Witch wasn’t in the book? Too bad, because it was an awesome scene. Especially when Edmund shattered the image of the witch to reveal the “icon” of Aslan on the wall.

    I can see your 5/10 rating, and your opinion matters just as much as mine. I just felt like it was better than a 5, and that a 7 suited it better. I remember getting chills a few times, and there has never been a movie that has given me chills that has gotten below a 5 rating from me.

  3. jonathan 20 May 2008 at 11:20 am #

    I agree the scene with the White Witch was pretty cool. Especially because of that freakish hag-looking old lady beak-nosed rapscallion withered malcontent harpy-like balding gorgon sister….

  4. Christopher McCulloh 20 May 2008 at 12:48 pm #

    I haven’t even seen it and I’ve already given it a 5/10, simply because the book is the most boring in the whole series, and I can’t believe they put the White Witch back in it. So of course now that I dislike it before I’ve seen it, when I inevitable do go see it, I might almost like it as much as I liked Baby Momma, which I thought was really entertaining.

  5. Luke 21 May 2008 at 5:46 am #

    I liked it. I hated the last 5 minutes – ruined the end and only proves that Hollywood and many Americans in general have NO class. I think I threw up some popcorn when the song started. Other than the end, and yes Bri-Bri, the CGI, I really liked it. It made me tingle. I cried. I’m still a man. I’m writing my own thoughts in blog form, since so many really didn’t like it. I think it even made it’s way into Fr. Dave’s homily last Sunday. He REALLY didn’t like it. LOL.

    Oh – and the White Witch is in the book – briefly, but she is in it. They embellished the scene a little, but I thought it was good.

    Good review Gimcracker.

  6. The Gimcracker 21 May 2008 at 5:49 am #

    I thought I remembered her being in the book at least a little bit. I’m glad you liked it Luke, as I have heard some bad reviews (although it got a positive score on Rotten Tomatoes).

    LOL @ Baby Mamma

  7. Arthur 30 May 2008 at 9:49 am #

    Really late on the comment here, but just finished my own review and was curious what all you guys thought.

    About the witch scene, I also liked that scene in this movie, but I’m pretty sure it’s not like that in the book. The White Witch is mentioned, but never actually appears. And when Caspian finds out that its a werewolf and a hag, he gets angry and that’s when the fight starts. I didn’t like that in the movie, Caspian AND Peter have a weakness for the witch. That goes against both their characters, which made me not like an otherwise well done scene.

  8. The Gimcracker 30 May 2008 at 9:56 am #

    Once again, not knowing the book like I should allowed me to drink in this scene w/o any expectations, so I liked it. But after hearing the inconsistencies in the book, my opinion of the scene as it fits into the movie has changed.

    Although as you mentioned in your review if there were no accompanying book, I believe the scene was very powerful.

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