Review: ‘Prince Caspian’

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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2 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    The biggest problem Prince Caspian hs is that it sucks dead rsat through a straw as an adaptation of the book.At the least, it takes a society and story setup that ought to be early Elizabethan at least in tone and shoves it back to a setting more appropriate for the days of the Lionheart and John Lackland, except with talking animals and magic, in the process removing most of the philosophical underpinning (and i don't mean Christian allegory – at the gross level, it still has *that*) that make the book and a couple of the other Narnia so magical, tosses out important story material in order to include More! and Bigger!! battle scenes, and basically ignores every bit of Caspian's backstory that makes the rest of the plot make sense.Let's put it this way – if they do another, i will not be going to a theatre to see it.If i hear Good Things, i might rent the DVD.

  2. renfield1969 says:

    I re-read the book right before seeing the movie in the theater, and I have to say that I enjoyed the film much more than the book. The film at least follows a cohesive structure and offers a plot that makes some sort of sense. While I'm not a fan of movies that drastically change the story from the book, I think the director did a good job of taking everything that was in the book and re-structuring the (many) weak elements. Sergio Castellitto turns in a deliciously slimy performance as the evil uncle Miraz. (He is a shoo-in for MTV's Best Villain award, unless the Iron Man publicity machine gives it to jeff Bridges.) He was such a treat to watch, it was a shame when he was finally forced to speak dialogue that was actually from the book in order to set up the climax.Comparing Narnia to Middle Earth is comparing apples to oranges. These movies aren't as good as those movies, and this one probably isn't even one of the top ten of the year, but it's certainly watchable and a treat for fantasy fans who enjoy a good spectacle.