So I finally kicked off my personal summer movie season and went to watch The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. This movie, of course, was supposed to be based on the C.S. Lewis book. I loved the Chronicles of Narnia series. I grew up with those books. Fortunately, the first film was pretty fair to the book. Assuming this one to be the same, I wandered into the movie theatre positive that I would be watching a pretty darn good interpretation of Lewis’ most famous series.
The Movie Poster of Prince Caspian
As I walked out, I was furious with Disney, the producing company of the show (they seem to know how to take classic stories and twist them around into some disgusting cliche) and Adam Adamson, the director. I know that when you go from book to screenplay some changes need to be made to shorten the length of the film, but that doesn’t mean that you should completely destroy the entire plot!
So what did they do to anger me so? First, they added needless battle scenes that were never even mentioned in the book. C.S. Lewis’ (as well as J.R.R. Tolkien’s) books are not about the battles! There was so much needless violence. Second, the film made Peter look like a pompous ass, constantly fighting with Caspian. Finally, and perhaps most appalling was Susan’s love interest in Caspian! What!? That was never in the book! Disney, get your grubby hands of classic children’s literature. Go do a remake of one of the princess movies if you want to pull something like that.
So all in all, I was angered by this film. I would give it a 1.5 out of 5, purely because of Georgie Henley, wonderfully portraying the innocence of Lucy’s character.