CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

"The Chronicles of Narnia" - the darkness of "Prince Caspian"

**Prince Caspian** begins in darkness and concludes in the light. That is basically all you need to know when you read C.S. Lewis's series; **The Chronicles of Narnia.** Yet Professor Lewis makes the his **Chronicles of Narnia** an entertaining story that covers all the major themes of life; hope, faith and charity. Professor Lewis wrote seven **Chronicles of Narnia,** Walt Disney plans a total of seven movies.

**Prince Caspian** is the direct sequel to **The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,** the second **Chronicle.** In the last movie four Pevensie children became the Kings and Queens of Narnia and helped Aslan (the Christian symbolic lion) regain his throne. While the Pevensie children had aged only one year, the Kingdom of Narnia passed 1300 years. The stories of Aslan and the royal Pevensie kids has become mere folk tales and fable.

Heir to the throne, Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) had been targeted for assassination by King Miraz (Sergio Castellitto), Caspian's uncle. Prince Caspian escapes and is hidden by talking animals. At first Prince Caspian is shocked to encounter such beasts, but he remembers the myth of Aslan.

Eventually the Royal Pevensie Family and Prince Caspian unite and confront King Miraz and his mean minions. Unlike the romance of warfare from the first **Chronicle of Narnia,** this second epic presents a darker battle with deeper themes about teamwork, values and goals. Fortunately **Prince Caspian** still retains the fun of **The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.**

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