The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

Thus far, Disney has done quite well at being faithful to C.S. Lewis' allegorical tales of the Pevensie children's adventures in Narnia. Prince Caspian is a violent tale of clashing nations, though it carries a powerful message of faith.

The four siblings are called back to Narnia in order to help restore their kingdom after they have been nearly wiped out by the Telmarines. They are surprised when they find Narnia many centuries older than when they left at the end of the first book.

The effects in this film are stupendous with mythic beasts and talking animals. The acting is geared towards children and teens, so it's easy to feel a bit disconnected to that. There is plenty of suspense and "clean" violence to keep the adult viewer fixated however.

The saga is gaining momentum. I look forward to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader next year, if it gets made at all.

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