Caspian’s PG and David Dark’s Next

Did Prince Caspian get the right rating?Cinematical's Eric Snider thinks the "PG" is misleading. ... watch The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and marvel at how such a violent movie magically got the kid-friendly PG rating.I didn't know the rating before I watched it, and I didn't remember, off the top of my head, whether the first Chronicles of Narnia was PG. (It was.) As Prince Caspian unfolded, I noted that there was an awful lot of stabbing, throat-slitting, and other killing, … [Read more...]

DecentFilms on Prince Caspian: Lewis’s Themes and Ideas are “Largely Lost.”

When it comes to The Chronicles of Narnia films, well... I want them to be great. I want them to be entertaining, yes. But more than anything, I hope that the filmmakers finds ways to preserve the ideas at the core of the story. In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, they did a decent job, but some of their decisions suggested that they failed to understand some of Lewis's ideas. And in stripping Aslan of some of his authority, they weakened the character and the core of the story.Steven … [Read more...]

Christianity Today: 2 1/2 stars (out of 4) for “Prince Caspian”

Are you looking forward to the appearance of Bacchus in Prince Caspian?Alas, you won't see that scene.That's just the beginning of the cuts that concern Peter T. Chattaway in his review of the movie at Christianity Today.Wow.Chattaway does find the film quite entertaining.But I just wish that efforts like this one, and like Alfonzo Cuaron's extraordinary film Children of Men, would do away with the label "Based on the book." Rather, they are new stories, "Inspired by elements … [Read more...]

Sean Penn Disqualifies Cannes Films that Don’t Reflect “Current Climate”

Aaaaaaaand they're off!The Cannes Film Festival has begun, which means Indiana Jones is suiting up for his first big-screen adventure in twenty years, and a crop of great works of art destined to be almost ignored in America are about to screen for very lucky audiences. … [Read more...]


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