Two words: smash hit.
We die-hard Narnia fans might not have a cool name (though "Narnighters" is an option), but when it comes to fierce passion for The Books, we're there. We want faithful adaptions just as much as the next reader and frankly, the Prince Caspian trailer should be burned. It gave fans like me zero hope for a good movie. I mean, seriously, when Ben says "I am Prince Caspian" in that my-name-is-Inigo-Montoya voice, how can you not smash your forehead into the keyboard?
But it was all a set up. Because the movie is such the best.
Yes, the plot was shuffled like cars on a rush hour board, and yes, there is an out-of-nowhere assault on Miraz's castle, and yes, there is a slight romance between Caspian and Susan. However, in my opinion, Prince Caspian, as a film, is better than The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Heresy? Go see the movie.
The pacing is much better. The beach locations are amazing. The comic relief is not so corny. The entire Telemarine flavor is delicious. It is a grounded world, it is true to the essence of the novel, and what's more, Adamson kept lines. DLF, oh bother, must I sit on your head? Very satisfying.
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