AFTER the disappointing big screen outing of the first film in the series, it was good to see that the film’s makers have learned from their mistakes with the second.
The plodding, overly child-friendly plot of the first has been replaced with a film that’s all grown-up and action-packed.
Prince Caspian is much darker than its predecessor, but the introduction of new comic characters like the mouse Reepicheep, voiced by the brilliant Eddie Izzard, add some light relief.
Despite being two-and-a-half hours long, it’s very fast-paced and the jaw-droppingly spectacular battle scenes are sure to leave Narnia fans on the edge of their seats.
I found the first Narnia film, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, to be a bit dull and too aimed towards children.
Prince Caspian, whilst still children friendly, is a much more enjoyable experience for the grown up viewer.
The whole look and feel of the film is much more polished than the first with special effects that are much more seamless. The young cast have also improved their acting skills since the first film.
It's no Lord Of The Rings, but there a plenty of action sequences and although it runs for two and a half hours it never drags.