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Good film with some great realisation,
This review is from: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2-Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
Having never read the books but with an awareness of its messages it is interesting to watch this saga as an adult. They make good films but not perfect. Visually it is stunning to watch and surprisingly like Lord of the Rings with the extensive battle scenes. The build up to seeing Aslan again is well done, and appropriately the highlight of the film. Casting Liam Neeson to do the voice was inspired. The minotaurs were well crafted, but the centaurs just do not quite work when running and walking but otherwise are attractively designed.
I struggle to accept children/young adults competently defeating so many adult armoured soldiers which is why I would not give the film 5 stars. However, along with Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, it is going to make an nice set of films despite no where near the publicity of the first two. Perhaps not quite as good as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe because that was a showcase of wonderful fantasy. Not immediately obvious to some viewers whether this is a direct sequel or whether they have missed a film.