One of the great things about having a blog is that you can go on a pointless rant from time to time.† So excuse me while I climb up on my soap box and rant for a moment.
Last night Jen and I went to see the latest installment of The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian. For those of you who live under rocks or in caves, The Chronicles of Narnia is a fantasy book series written by C.S. Lewis, and is possibly the greatest series of books ever written. Needless to say, I was jazzed out my jumpsuit for this movie.
For the first ten minutes everything was fine. Then things started going south. If you haven’t seen the movie I’ll try not to spoil it for you.† But here’s a few things that frustrated me –
_Aslan is in the movie for a grand total of about ten minutes, part of which is dream sequence.
_Instead of being friends like in the book, Peter and Caspian develop a junior-high power struggle
_Susan has a “Saved By The Bell”-like crush on Caspian
_Insert extended “Can we make this like Braveheart?” castle invasion scene that wasn’t in the book
_Tom Cruise plays Prince Caspian and Oprah plays Susan (just kidding)
I think because the movie was so different from the book I might have been happier if there was a lightsaber battle or a Velociraptor hunt.† But hey, obviously I’m a Narnia nerd, and if you enjoyed the movie I won’t criticize you.
Give me your thoughts on the movie.† Please correct me if I’m wrong here too.