Sunday, May 18, 2008

Drop what you are doing and go see The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian NOW

No really. Drop what you are doing right now and go see Prince Caspian. Seriously. Check your movie times and buy tickets here or here. I haven't shouted at the screen of a movie theatre in years - perhaps not since Darth Vader told Luke Skywalker who his father was. I completely forgot how old I was. Even the grumpy lady sitting near us who hated her seat and her popcorn was shouting at the screen. She forgot too. Hope that might make C.S. Lewis happy. If you see the film - let us know. In meantime, here's a preview:



Here's another preview:

7 comments:

Sue said...

Those of us in the L.A. area have the opportunity to see it at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. They'll have costumes and props on display there, too. You have to buy tickets well in advance, but it's worth waiting for. I'll be waiting two weeks until my family visits. In true Hollywood style, the audience was treated to a snowfall before "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe."

Rolin said...

I promised Xavier (my nine-year-old) that as soon as he finishes reading the book, I'll take him to the biggest screen showing I can find.
Br_er Rabbit

Pageantmaster said...

Aged six I named my new cat Caspian - well I couldn't really call him Reepicheep could I?

From the trailers they do seem to have caught the London I remember long past and some of the magic of reading the book in my grandparents' Edwardian house.

Jill C. said...

But it doesn't start off in London. "It was an empty, sleepy, country station and there was hardly anyone on the platform except themselves." Hardly the opportunity for Susan to meet a boy that she didn't want to share her real name with. Nobody there to pick a fight with Peter. From the very beginning the movie barely resembles the book. Some have said that they fleshed it out because the Prince Caspian story was thin. Call me boring, but I thought what Lewis had penned was good enough. A few minor changes here and there (as in the first film) are tolerable. But I was somewhat disappointed with the Prince Caspian movie. You liked it that well, eh, BB?

Pageantmaster said...

Strand Station was made to disappear in the '80's I think; it was small and some of the platforms have been incorporated into the merged Trafalgar Square/Embankment station complex. I am not aware that any of the original station exists, or at least not as shown. There are a number of 'ghost stations still sealed off underground, a surprising number I believe. Filming however often takes place at Aldwych Station, pretty much original, now disused save for film crews. It may have been this which was used to bring 'Strand' Station back to life - and they really have got the details right for the period. Wonderful. I look forward to seeing the film.

Anonymous said...

It was an outstanding movie. I saw it this afternoon. Will probably go again!

Rolin said...

Just came back from seeing it the right way. The right way, that is, with three bouncing, squirming, chattering, squabbling eight- to ten-year-olds who have been through the book. Great Movie!

I must really commend the producers for their selection of Kendall Harmon to play the role of Prince Caspian's professor. What a marvelous piece of inspired casting!


Br_er Rabbit