What a Chronicle!

Two and a half hours of Narnia isn’t bad after all.

Compared to the first Narnia produced three years ago, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” is better. Director Andrew Adamson developed an action-packed film that can keep your heart pounding throughout battle scenes and thrilling moments. The setting is spectacular and viewers are kept in awe from start to end. Musical score is superb and the sound effects are intense.

People who haven’t seen ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ can still appreciate the film. Although flashbacks are a little bit lengthy, these give audiences the gist of Narnia 1 (which is not entirely connected to Prince Caspian). Unlike the Harry Potter series wherein the characters seem to have grown old for every sequel, the Narnia cast led by the Pevensie kids did not look too mature for their current roles. It is evident that this installment’s setting is similar to that of ‘The Lord of the Rings.’

I have a complete set of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and I only opened one book since my family bought it last year. The impact of the movie heightened my interest and now, I am ready to open the remaining books I haven’t read. For the soundtrack, “The Call” by Regina Spektor is now one of my favorite songs.

Four out of five stars for this movie that stirred the ‘child’ in me.

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