Yes, thank you - DLR - for hosting these Narnia threads. Lurker here - not even on your ping list.
But appreciate the effort - as I know many others do - those who post and my fellow lurkers.
I saw Prince Caspian the first weekend it opened. Big crowds. Applause at the end of the movie.
Having not seen the Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe movie - but having read the Narnia Chronicles 20 years ago...I had a bit of a different take in that I didn’t have a previous Narnia film to compare Caspian to.
LIke others have said - Aslan did not play a big enough role in Caspian as I believe CS Lewis intended for him to play...that was my biggest disappointment.
The scenery and special effects were excellent to behold.
I had posted a thread before I saw it asking whether or not viewers thought it was appropriate viewing for little ones - such as 4 year old. Some said on that thread - that it was - others did not. After viewing it, I would not let my 4 year old great niece see it .....give her a few more years first. The Ice Witch scene by itself was too scary for the young, IMHO. Of course she would enjoy the talking animals but the wars, etc, ==== too much for the little one.
The “lessons” from Prince Caspian - well some - were easy to “get”....others were more obscure.
Overall - from someone who does not go to movies - I would give it a B+ rating.
I agree with you about it’s not being suitable for very young children. I took my 8- and 10-year-old daughters, and the younger one liked it, but held my hand a good part of the time.
My husband may take the teens to see it this weekend; they’ll love the battles and special effects.