Posted on : 05-21-2008 | By : Andy | In : uncategorized
Tags: prince caspian, reviews
Kids typically get hooked on Lewis’ Narnia books between the ages of 8 and 12. Then they graduate to, say, The Lord of the Rings. So it would seem The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian should be targeting tweens and pre-tweens. It’s not. This isn’t a kids’ movie. Or even a “family” movie.
It’s a war movie.
Nevertheless, they still give it a decently positive review. On the other hand, Gospelcom’s Past the Popcorn is much more glowing:
Although Walden Media and Walt Disney Pictures collaborated well enough to bring The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to cinematic life, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian achieves what every good parent wants—a new generation that surpasses the abilities and expectations of the past one.
I’ve been disappointed the PTP’s reviews before, and unfortunately they’ve done it again: while I agree with the fact that there are much worse movies out there, I feel that Prince Caspian sadly sacrifices the stellar moral values that Lewis so clearly portrayed. PTP describes the final kiss as a “chaste kiss”—exemplifying exactly the perspective that allows them to so highly rate this movie. (It’s a pretty long, lip-to-lip kiss, and was so horribly out of place that I was squirming in my seat).