2 hours, 24 minutes
PG Parental Guidance Suggested.
for epic battle action and violence.
Disc 1: Audio commentary with director Andrew Adamson;
Disc 2: The bloopers of Narnia; Deleted scenes; Inside Narnia: The Adventure Returns; Sets of Narnia: a classic comes to life; Big movie comes to a small town; Previsualizing Narnia; Talking animals and walking trees: the magical world of Narnia; Secrets of the duel; Becoming trumpkin; Warwick Davis: the man behind Nikabrik
Ben Barnes ... Prince Caspian
Georgie Henley ... Lucy Pevensie
Skandar Keynes ... Edmund Pevensie
William Moseley ... Peter Pevensie
Anna Popplewell ... Susan Pevensie
Sergio Castellitto ... King Miraz
Peter Dinklage ... Trumpkin
Warwick Davis ... Nikabrik
and THE VOICES of
Liam Neeson ... Aslan
Ken Stott ... Trufflehunter
Harry Gregson-Williams ... Pattertwig the Squirrel
Sim Evan-Jones ... Peepiceek
David Walliams ... Bulgy Bear
Eddie Izzard ... Reepicheep
When the Pevensie children: Lucy (Georgie Henley), Susan (Anna Popplewell), Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Peter (William Moseley) return to Narnia, they find a world that is far more treacherous than the one they left behind. Aslan hasn't been seen since in more than a thousand years, and the land's mythical creatures are on the verge of extinction. Narnia has been conquered by the Telmarines and is now under the control of the evil King Miraz (Sergio Castellitto "Paris, je t'aime"), who rules the land without mercy. Only one person can restore order to the kingdom: Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes "Stardust") the rightful heir to the throne, who must lead the Narnians on a brave quest to fight back against the merciless King.
With the help of Trumpkin, the kindly dwarf (Peter Dinklage "Station Agent"), Nikabrik the Black Dwarf (Warwick Davis - the "Harry Potter" films), a courageous talking mouse named Reepicheep (voice of Eddie Izzard), and a badger named Trufflehunter (voice of Ken Stott); the Narnians, led by the mighty knights Peter and Caspian, embark on a remarkable journey to find Aslan, rescue Narnia from Miraz's tyrannical hold, and restore magic and glory to the land.
As the Pevensies came of age in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" they each learned some powerful lessons, especially Edmond, who almost betrayed his siblings. Since they are more grown up this time, the level of tension in the film is somewhat heightened. Although, it doesn't help that Prince Caspian never becomes a fully commanding figure, and even the evil King Miraz isn't nearly as menacing as the White Witch played by Tilda Swinton in the first film, there are still some thrilling battle scenes and exciting action.
"Prince Caspian," directed by Andrew Adamson ("Shrek") is an entertaining sequel, although first-timers would be wise to check out "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" if they want to better understand this one. And even though it may not be quite as rewarding as the first film, it's still a lot better than other recent fantasies such as "The Golden Compass" and "The Spiderwick Chronicles."