Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Rated ~ PG
144 Minutes
Nicole’s Rating: C

Just like the first movie of this series, I can take it or leave it. The movie didn’t have much of plot, but what can you expect when the book itself was approx. 100 pages long. With the lack of plot and dialogue, the movie was filled with many battle scenes that just seemed to drag out. And during one of the fight scenes, I thought I was watching a WWE wrestling match. All that was missing was the tight ropes. When the movie actually had dialogue it was fairly good. Some cheesy parts, but it made for good laughs.

The film also had the problem I see with a lot of movies that depend on the CGI and that is getting the accuracy of sizing correct. The mice were as large as lap dogs, Asland’s size seemed to differ from seen to seen, and the blending of the man to horse with the centaurs could have used a lot more work. The water and ice effects were better than most I’ve seen lately though.

One more thing that needed touched up on was the accents. They seem to come and go and change from scene to scene. Most of the time I was thinking that they were Spanish, but in the next scene I would think they were Welch or Polish.

There is also a lot of violence in the movie. There’s no blood, but a lot of fighting and animals getting hurt, so the younger viewers could get a bit frightened. Overall, the movie was a good way to pass a couple of hours. I most likely will not be seeing it again until the next movie comes out and I need a refresher.


orangemily said...

I can't wait to see this!

Crystal said...

Yeah!! I'm so happy you review movies on your blog. I love to know what people think about different shows. Very informative and entertaining!!