Sadly, the movie doesn’t stand up to the reputation and expectations left by its 1st part “The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion,The Witch and The Wardrobe“. Somehow it seemed to lack the magical lustre in it. The storyline seems to lose its pace. In fact it drags a little bit in between. But the visual effects especially the river coming to life are worth watching. And I like the British way of talking..crisp and clear not like the American drawl. Would have liked Tilda Swinton to have more role in the part-2. [In fact I had The White Witch as my profile snap before. What can I say…I liked the mixture of Power and Evil in a woman. 😀 :D] The soundtrack isn’t so great as it usually is in fantasy movies like Harry Potter or the 1st part. Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian) is cute looking. And I like the Centaurs very much [would like to ride one someday or in some life..hmmm]. The part where many Narnians have to be left behind to die is touching. The mouse warrior is cute and funny. Overall a family entertainer and to be enjoyed on the big screen.
Long posts are really not my cup of tea…..I’ve decided to go for short and daily posts also….
I went to see The Golden Compass today…..Most people in my close peer circle are not into fantasy or animation movies…..infact except only one friend (who saw voluntarily), none have seen Harry Potter movies!!!To miss out on such a landmark in movie-making,is pure stupidity especially due to reasons like “Those are just kids’ movies”…… Anyway I’m a big fan of animation,fantasy,magic,fairytales…..anything that stimulates my imagination…might be the outcome of being a Gemini…. like Carl Sagan puts it “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere”
The movie was a bit slow and I was quite disappointed to find out its a “to be continued” movie….But the graphics and special effects were wonderful. Overall I’d a nice evening.