Sadly, sequels to big budget blockbusters are often times not very good and “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” was no exception. I walked out after about an hour of viewing the film, it was terrible. Do not get me wrong, the special effects were some of the best I have ever seen - even I was thinking to myself “wow, I can’t discern between what’s real and what’s an effect” which really impressed me. The film was able to integrate the computer generated characters quite well with the live actions ones - it’s just that the acting and the writing were absolutely horrible.
For example, the main attraction (Prince Caspian) acted like a mama’s boy during the entire time I watched the film - come on Andrew Adamson (film director), at least give us something we can admire along side all those glittering special effects.
The actors just stood around and looked at each other, and then looked at each other some more… and then said extremely cheesy lines. They just stood around and attempted to look pretty, it was pathetic. I think the best actors were the computer generated ones, especially that “cute” mouse who really kicked some ass. Oh wait, the mouse’s strategy to take on the enemy is to “throw nuts at them”, horrible attempt at comic relief. Short answer: learn to write.
Just to underline this movie’s pitiful attempt at entertainment, there was a scene where the little girl (of the 4 main characters) decided to befriend a wild bear (yea, smart) and her comment of: “he’s a bear, we’re friends!” was nothing short of stupid. The bear chargers with blood lust as expected while the girl’s older sister decides to hold her arrow and not shoot the beast dead - at least the dwarf knew how to kill something, I liked him.
I recommend seeing this movie if you feel like being ripped off and cheated. I certainly feel that way. I’ve directed better films in my spare time.