The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
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The adventure continues as producer/director Andrew Adamson teams with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely to tell the tale of the dashing Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) -- who sets out to defeat a tyrannical king who has overtaken Narnia and secure his rightful place on the throne. One year has passed since the events of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and now the kings and queens of that land have returned to make a shocking discovery. Though by their calendars it has been only 12 months since their last voyage into Narnia, the four children are… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"Squanders both its first-rate computer graphics and its sturdy international cast."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"Too many fights, not enough magic."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"I can't comment on whether it does Narnia literature justice, but as a film fan, I can whole-heartedly recommend it as an example of fantasy done right."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Some religious punters may find it to be a bastardization of their and Lewis' theological core values, while secularists will find the whole Narnia concept to be nothing more than a shrewd recruiting campaign for Christianity."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"The body count is high, the running time is particularly long for a children's film, and the themes are fairly heavy. But, like Wardrobe, it's a lush and mostly entertaining production."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Adamson barrels the action along in an even-handed manner that should keep most of the family happy."
‑ Tom Charity,
"At every turn, the filmmakers go for clutter and tumult where simplicity would do -- and Adamson, to put it kindly, isn't the fleetest of action directors."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"It's a relatively entertaining romp, but it would be surprising if anyone is counting down the days until the third movie."
‑ Alex Fletcher, Digital Spy
"Caspian is a visual sleeper hold from frame one; a constipated effort to erect widescreen wonderment, yet the production is missing dimension and needed narrative gusto."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Most of C.S. Lewis's peculiar magic is lost."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"Adamson adjusts to the darker tone nicely, but the kids, so richly drawn in the first film, often seem to be carried along in the wake of the chugging plot."
‑ Hank Sartin, Time Out New York
"Prince Caspian may be less full of innocent wonder than its predecessor, but it is a smarter, better film. Like its young stars, the Narnia franchise has, for better and worse, grown up."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"Adamson seems to have decided the great battle at the end of the previous film was its best part and has set out to recapture it but more so, leading to some truly outstanding set pieces, but resulting in a film that is less than the sum of its parts."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"Darker, more complex and less prone to the cutesy wow-factor, this is a gripping tale with a thoughtful message."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Excessively violent but oddly dull...a Crusades allegory for teeny-boppers"
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Orange County and Long Beach Blade
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