Thursday, August 2, 2007

The First look at Prince Caspian

Hey, some of you may know me as Jared Davis, the Oz fan from The Royal Blog Of Oz. Well, as many Oz fans are, I'm also a fan of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia.

Just to let you know, I have revealed and mentioned more than once on my other blog that I am a Christian. I keep it no secret, but I just don't mention it unless there's a cause to. So, be warned that I do see Christian themes in Narnia, and am likely to point some out. I want to let you know now that these are my opinions, and not to be taken as fact. C.S. Lewis was a Christian, and I believe the Narnia stories could been seen as him explaining his faith as he understood it as a fantasy.

I also enjoy the movies, the animated TV adaptation of The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe from 1978, the BBC TV movies, and now the new adaptations from Walden Media and Disney. I also own the Focus on the Family Radio Theatre collection on CD, and I have ripped them to MP3 discs until I can get an iPod...

The name of the blog is taken from C.S. Lewis saying that many of the ideas that began the Narnia stories came from pictures in his head. I chose it because it sounded like a nice title.

I'm currently moving my online Narnia activity from TheStoneTable.com, where I posted as frodobaggins1986, to NarniaWeb.com, where I am lord_rhoop. NarniaWeb is where the action is!

"And now, to business!"

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is now in production. I have been following the production as much as a causual fan can. But, when I saw this video, I knew I needed a Narnia blog...



WOW! That's all I have to say! Now, let's see what NarniaWeb's GlumPuddle has to say.



Personally, I think GlumPuddle and some other fans are making too big of a big deal over the changes from the book. That shot of Caspian and Peter fighting will most definitely be the High King of Narnia seeing how well the Next King of Narnia can fight. Caspian is probably in awe of Susan when it looks like he may have a love interest in her. Remember, up until this point he thought Susan was a character in the stories his nurse told him and a figure in what Dr. Cornelius told him was history. Now, here she is, obviously giving him a few pointers in archery? Who would not be in awe of her. (Although, a romantic subplot does seem like a cheap trick that could easily be pulled, but it would be unneccessary, and I don't see how it could advance the plot, unless it will cause Susan to stop believing in Narnia. I would not enjoy that.)

Now, about Caspian and the Pevensies storming Miraz's castle... WHAT??? I'm usually a "stick to the book" kind of guy, except when it comes to some of my own adaptations... (Did that make sense? I hope I haven't lost you there!) But... why? After the defeat of Miraz and the Telmarines, what's the... oh no... I'll bet this will be part of the defeat of the Telmarines...

Anyways, I'll look forward to seeing this movie. Maybe I'll arrange another Youth outing for it... I'll have to tell you about that trip we had to see the first movie sometime...

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, May 16, 2008!

(And The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, May 1, 2009!)

1 comment:

Zola said...

You write very well.