June 8th, 2008

narnia - peter sword

Thoughts on Caspian

Went to see Prince Caspian with E and R today. Though reviews have not been stellar, how could I miss it? Also, I'm voting with my dollars, because I really want to see a Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie, and if this one tanks they might not make one.

It was worth seeing, and it was worth seeing on the big screen, but I have a definite preference for the first movie. The adaptation cut, changed, and swapped around an awful lot; I felt the jumps and the gaps much more than I did in LWW. To be fair, and as R pointed out, "Caspian" is probably the least cinematic of the books, so it probably took more effort to adapt the story and make it work as a movie, and watched as a simple fantasy battle/adventure movie, it worked well enough. Fortunately, I had heard enough about the changes that I was able to go in with that expectation, so I didn't mind too much.

Also, Reepicheep was just about perfect. So that makes up for a lot.

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Overall, I'm satisfied enough, although mostly because I did go in with lowered expectations. If I had expected as good an adaptation as we got of LWW, I'd probably be disappointed.