Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Prince Caspian

“ ‘Do you mean that is what you want me to do?’ gasped Lucy.
‘Yes, little one,’ said Aslan.
‘Will the others see you too?’ asked Lucy.
‘Certainly not at first,’ said Aslan. ‘Later on, it depends.’
‘But they won’t believe me!’ said Lucy.
‘It doesn’t matter,’ said Aslan.”

We went to see Prince Caspain last night (a record two trips to the cinema this year!) and LOVED it. A great movie. A few differences from the book, but I guess that's to be expected. Edmund is a much more likeable character in this movie than the last which is in keeping with the book. He has a sense of honour. Peter was pretty annoying in the film and he appears as a petulant boy which is quite unlike the book where as soon as he took his old sword he had the presence of the High King of Narnia. Susan was in a lot of the fight scenes which she wasn't in the book. She's pretty good in the move, I always look at Susan with a hint of sadness though because of what lies ahead in the Last Battle. Lucy is awesome. She's a much better actress than the first movie and her child like faith in Aslan is wonderful. Perhaps it's my perception but Aslan just commands emotion!! You can see in the eyes of the children that he exposes the depths of their hearts while at the same time looking at them with intense love. And he fights for them and the people of Narnia. He's not a tame lion, but he's good!

“To know that would have happened, child? No. Nobody is ever told that. But anyone can find out what will happen. If you go back to the others now, and wake them up; and tell that you have seen me again; and that you must all get up at once and follow me—what will happen? There is only one way of finding out.” –Aslan