The Five Arts

A detailed review of current and past arts accompanied by a five-star scoring system.


The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Off the bat, I will say that this summer blockbuster was most disappointing. Every thing, every creature, every scene was just plain expected. There was absolutely no substance to it whatsoever and unlike the first film in which you were invested in the Narnian creatures (all the talking animals), this film lacked that completely. It was just battle after battle with barely any solidified story yet somehow it turned out to be three hours long! It also bothered me a lot that there were so many parallels to Lord of the Rings (Edmund in trouble at the top of the tower and an eagle saving him, trees helping in battle, and a river swallowing up the enemies). Overall, I was sad that there was a lack of magic and fantasy in the film. I also very much missed seeing Mr. Tumnus (James McAvoy).


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