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17 May 2008 @ 09:27 pm
Prince Caspian  
... Not what I expected, alas. Still pretty, though, and worth seeing. Not sure if it makes sense if one hasn't read the book, but if one has, there's a lot of "huh? That didn't make sense" moments if one has.
 
 
 
K. Stonhamsakon76 on May 18th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
...Wait. There are people out there who HAVEN'T read the Narnia books?! @.@;;

I don't know any of them... do I?

(They are some of the earliest books I remember checking out of the library, so it is somehow odd and dischordant in my universe that people might not have read them.)
Sandpanthersandpanther on May 19th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
Well, I expect you probably do. Seeing as how I haven't read all of them yet. I read the first few when I was in grade school, but never was able to really get used to any main characters other than the original four. (This would be part of why I was disappointed that they didn't follow the book more closely for Prince Caspian, since I knew walking in that this will be the last we see of Peter and Susan.)

I'm not sure, but I think taeriel may not have read them either. I know she didn't read the Lord of the Rings series. (Which is one of the earliest series I remember being obsessed with.)
z107mz107m on May 18th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC)
interviews with director and ppls mention that a lot of those changes were the result of the more advanced ages of the children and especially Casp himself. -_- from there the liberties just kept flowing...
Sandpanthersandpanther on May 19th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
interviews with director and ppls mention that a lot of those changes were the result of the more advanced ages of the children and especially Casp himself. -_- from there the liberties just kept flowing...

*scratches head, puzzled* I don't see how the actors ages cause them to make two things that had been side points into major plot points, and to completely re-write the dynamic between Caspian and Peter. (Unless the actors being older dictated that there had to be one of those tedious male pissing contests?) And... Wasn't Caspian cast just for this movie? If they needed him to be younger I would have thought the logical solution to be to find a younger actor, rather than rewrite the story majorly. Or so I would expect...
z107mz107m on May 20th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
Director argued that Caspian was described in the book as about the same age as Peter, and since that actor was set, he took liberties with casting Caspian (real actor is I think 2 year's older than Peter's actor). So pissing contest ensues, along with oogly eyes between Caspian and Susan. *shrug*

And to nail the accent during casting calls, Caspian's actor repeated in his head, "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die."