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arcadiagt5
Posted on: December 26th, 2005, 3:37pm Quote Report to Moderator
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I saw this today (whilst brother and eldest nephew went to Harry Potter which I'd already seen).

I will be seeing it again at the cinema.

The sensawunda is all there, the entire story is there (with a little bit extra for the wartime context), and it all just works.

My only concern going in was that (from the stills I'd seen) the two elder children were perhaps a touch too old in their appearance, but they carried it off magnificently.

Some young actors to watch out for there I think.


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Posted on: January 3rd, 2006, 7:56am Quote Report to Moderator
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Saw this again yesterday.

Does anyone know when Prince Caspian goes into production? 

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Posted on: January 9th, 2006, 12:36pm Quote Report to Moderator
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Well I'm mildly concerned anyway...


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I saw this on Saturday.

Wow.

This movie has been made with loving attention to detail. It isn't often I walk out of a movie adaptation of a book and think, "That was spot on", but this movie is it.

For those viewers who haven't read the book, it stands up as a children's fantasy adventure movie, for the fans of the books it is the story brought to life.
The children chosen were talented and British (thank God!), the scenery was spectacular, and the special effects were kept nicely reined in. The also took the time to nicely set the scene in which the story takes place, which is something most of the animated version didn't bother to do.
They even had a realistic 19th Century gas lamppost.

The only two things that struck me was that the lamppost was at the start of the movie in a conifer forest, and at the end of the movie in a deciduous forest. And the fawn legs looked, well odd. I will need to watch it on Dvd I think to get a better feel of why. It might just be that goat legs on a human torso is odd. But having seen the movie just the once, my first impression is that the movement of the legs didn't always match the movement of the upperbody.

Anyway, odd fawn legs aside, I rate this movie 9/10.

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Mark

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Posted on: January 10th, 2006, 5:37am Quote Report to Moderator
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Check out the IMDB trivia: Lucy's reaction on seeing the forest for the 1st time is genuine.

It was the 1st time the actress had seen the set: apparently the director blindfolded her, carried her onto the set, removed blindfold...and started filming.


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Posted on: April 7th, 2006, 12:41pm Quote Report to Moderator
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i liked the film thought it was really good
which surprised me because i didn't like the book much, although i read when i was much older
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