It certainly promises to be a movie for our times. Of the seven Narnia books, Prince Caspian is the most militaristic. There's a big battle scene in the movie version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, of course. Yet it's a relatively small part of the book—it takes up roughly a single paragraph. Prince Caspian is different. One of its major themes is just warfare, and there's plenty of fighting—Narnia scholar Michael Ward has made this point.Listen to his lips smack. He goes on to say that Americans would flock to a Black Hawk Down-type film about Marines in Fallujah. Miller may be right, but with Americans as confident about the way things are as George W. Bush's approval ratings, producers may need to replace soldiers with talking badgers and centaurs.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
NRO's John J. Miller reminds us why Prince Caspian is the best in the Chronicles of Narnia series:
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