Sunday, May 18, 2008

Go see Prince Caspian

Bring you children 10 and up, as there are a few disturbing scenes and one with witchcraft which which made Isabella(soon to be 11) cover her eyes. At least the witches were the bad guys. In Harry Potter, they're the heroes. Read my review here. The entire film is centered on major battles. As you would expect, CS Lewis is going to give a deeeper meaning to them.
Read my commentary on the battle theme in Narnia here.


Leonora said...

Thank-you for reviewing this movie. I am a big fan of the Narnia series. I never connected "Prince Caspian" with the post WWII scene and the oppression of communism. For me, it was an allegory of "modernism" which rejected religion as a set of fairy stories. As a Jew, I see the "Narnia" series as a valuable insight into Christian faith - despite that, as I understand it, C S Lewis has somewhat different views from those of many Christians. "Prince Caspian" is a commentary on what happens when people are left to rely on faith. Some remain faithful; others turn to evil "magic"; others turn to utilitarian principles, and a few hold on to values of decency and honesty, not from faith in a higher power but simply because it is the right thing to do.

Leticia said...

Leonora, I am pleased that you liked my review, and I agree with you, and said so in my discusssion of the Battle Themes of Narnia (see link above).
It's hard to dismiss the times the series were written in, however, like all great works of literature, they transcend time and place.

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

My hubby took his boys and my oldest to go see it at the drive in last Friday! The kids said it was good! I want to see it, but I probably won't get a chance until it's on DVD.

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

While I am glad great literature is coming to the screen, I can't help but think some of these scenes were best left to the imagination of the reader. When I read the The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe as a child I was not allowed to watch scary movies so the description of all the strange creatures who killed Aslan was not traumatic for me. What was shown in the movie I would never have come from my imagination! My children had to close their eyes. I am glad I read your warnings about the occult, and also paid heed to the newspaper's recommendation of 10+up due to the birth scene and battle scenes. The commercials say it's good for "all ages", which is deceptive. I might have to wait until this one comes out on video.