Alex Kirby

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Clive S. Lewis was a pal to J.R.R.Tolkien. And after the success his friend had with literature for children, he said to himself: "Am I cooler than JRR or not? I bet I can beat him with my left hand sewn to my butt." So he also wrote a series of 7 books for children about the happenings in a fantasy world. Probably, he didn`t sew his hand to his butt, probably he even started writing before Tolkien, and it was the Ringbearers hand that ended up in the anus, but you should be able to get my message. And this "Narnia" stuff was put on TV by the care taking BBC channel. I guess you can imagine what a low quality a TV movie might have if it has no possibility to recreate the talking beasts in another way than by dressing up people in stupid mouse costumes and stuff. Caspian is the son of a deceased king of Narnia, but his evil uncle has taked the throne (I guess most uncles are evil), but Caspian is a positive guy and he calls up the high kings of Narnia from the past, who are just children from our normal world, and together with them he returns Narnia to its original state where the beasts can talk, where satyres and centaurs eat grass peacfully near the rivers. But they wouldn`t have succeeded without the help of the godlike lion Aslan. That`s basically it. Don`t watch it unless you`re crazy. Wait until Peter Jackson or someone of his friends makes a big screen version of "Narnia". Until that - you can watch "Lord of the Rings" fifty more times.
2004-07-29 00:00:00
film, 1989