Critics Consensus

Critics Consensus: Prince Caspian is Movie Royalty

What's the press saying about this week's movie crop?

by | May 15, 2008 | Comments

week’s only wide release is the second film in The Chronicles of Narnia
Prince Caspian
Ben Barnes
and Anna
). What do
the critics have to say?

felt 2005’s

The Lion, The Witch, and Wardrobe
was a solid,
periodically stirring adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ fantasy world — but fell short
of the cinematic riches on display in the
Lord of the Rings and
franchises. The critical reaction to the sequel,
The Chronicles of
Narnia: Prince Caspian
is no different. The Pevensie siblings return to
Narnia and discover the land is under the reign of an evil monarch; they also
run across the true heir to the throne, the noble Prince Caspian, who plans to
defeat the tyrant. The pundits say the film is handsomely mounted, with plenty
of visual splendor. However, they also not the film works more as a triumph of
craft than a stirring tale. At 73 percent on the Tomatometer, this
Prince is pretty regal. (Check out

this week’s Total Recall
, in which we
count down our favorite talking animals.)

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opening this week in limited release:

  • How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summers, starring
    America Ferrara and
    Elizabeth Pena in a tale of three generations of Mexican-American women looking
    for love, is at 100 percent.

  • Unsettled, a documentary about six Israeli twentysomethings whose lives
    were changed by withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, is at 100 percent.

  • The Norwegian import
    , a coming-of-age dramedy about a group of
    friendly young literary rivals, is at 90 percent (check out RT’s take

  • My Father, My Lord, a drama about a crisis of faith among a family of
    Orthodox Jews, is at 88 percent.

  • Yella, a supernatural thriller about a woman with a troubled past, is at
    81 percent.

  • Sangre de Mi Sangre, a mystery about an undocumented Mexican immigrant
    and his search for his father, is at 80 percent.

  • Paraguayan Hammock, about a middle-aged couple’s conversations as
    they wait for their son to return from war, is at 50 percent.

Skinheads need love, too.

Adamson Movies:
75% —
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and Wardrobe
89% — Shrek 2 (2004)
89% — Shrek (2001)

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