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  • Summary: One year after the incredible events of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the kings and queens of Narnia find themselves back in that faraway, wondrous realm, only to discover that more than 1,300 years have passed in Narnian time. During their absence, the Golden Age of Narnia has passed, and Narnia has been conquered by the Telmarines and is now under the control of the evil King Miraz, who rules the land without mercy. The four children will soon meet an intriguing new character: Narnia's rightful heir to the throne, the young Prince Caspian, who has been forced into hiding because his uncle Miraz plots to kill him so he can place his own newborn son on the throne. (Walt Disney Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. 100
    A glorious medieval war movie. It's about war as the ultimate pitch of conflict that tries men's souls, and women's, too.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    80
    Closer to a straight-ahead medieval battle picture than the fantastical, other-worldly journey depicted in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," this new entry is a bit darker, more conventional and more crisply made than its 2005 predecessor.
  3. 75
    If Caspian has a fault, it's that viewers familiar with neither the books nor the first film may have trouble picking up the strands of the story in the early scenes… but in all honesty, how many Lewis neophytes will choose Caspian as their point of entry?
  4. 67
    Adamson's pulled a more morally nuanced rabbit (or badger, actually) out of his directorial hat this time out, and the result is a far more engrossing film than its predecessor.
  5. Reviewed by: Ryan Stewart
    63
    There's a persistent surface level, one-off quality to the whole business that repels emotional involvement at every juncture and seems stylistically in keeping with Disney's reluctance to greenlight each new Narnia film until the last one has proven itself at the box-office.
  6. Roughly the same as the first in terms of quality and style. It delivers without much visual dynamism, and with a determined emphasis on combat. In the 1951 novel the climactic battle between the good Narnians and the bad Telmarines lasted a few pages. The film version of the same battle feels like "The Longest Day."
  7. Exactly one minute longer than its predecessor, but it's a dragged-out exercise, with no epic scale and no spirit worth talking about.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 94
  2. Negative: 15 out of 94
  1. Mar 5, 2011
    10
    Its as good as the first movie with great development, great action scenes, and awesome special fx.
  2. Feb 15, 2011
    9
    While not as memorable as The Lion, The With, and The Wardrobe, it was still a good movie that introduced Prince Caspian, who, from what I've heard, is a very important character in future Narnia stories. Expand
  3. Mar 28, 2012
    8
    Uff difficult review. I think that the movie is fantastic, have a great cast, is dark and with awesome elements, but this magic Narnia don't appear in the movie. I wanna the old Narnia. Expand
  4. Dec 21, 2011
    6
    Le premier film m'avait laissé sur ma faim, de part les spectateurs ciblés (les enfants) qui ont rendu l'ensemble naïf et "gnangnan", même jusqu'à la bataille finale, gâchant au passage le seul atout du film : les effets numériques. Je n'étais donc pas pressé de poursuivre la saga, mais il fallait bien qu'un jour je mis remette. Avec Le Prince Caspian, j'ai été dans un sens surpris. En autre par une certaine maturité acquise et un sens du spectacle beaucoup plus abordable et plaisant (scènes de batailles). Ce second opus garde le côté niais du premier film, il faut bien l'avouer, mais il arrive à braver le jeu de quelques acteurs et les dialogues, grâce à plus de punch, plus d'effets numériques plutôt bons et plus de maturité. De quoi assurer le divertissement au minimum! Expand
  5. Apr 9, 2013
    5
    More often than not, I was bored of what I was seeing. Do I have to see another tedious battle with senseless fantasy violence? The only moments I felt the film work was with Lucy's connection to Narnia, else the whole thing felt like it was trying too hard to be The Lord of the Rings. Expand
  6. Jul 4, 2013
    4
    No se muestra como una buena secuela del éxito de la primera parte de la saga, pero aun así mantiene el encanto e imaginación que trae en general el Film. Expand
  7. May 27, 2013
    0
    I hate the lion, human form lamb, Beaver, Prince, story, fight scenes.

    Why does Holleywood spend so much money on producing film. I don't
    like all top 56 most expensive movies.
    Why don't they save money, spend no more than 63 million dollars on producing film.These expensive movie doesn't look expensive also. There are so many great films that did not cost so much to produce.
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