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THE second book of CS Lewis's epic series reunites the creative talents of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe for a titanic battle between the Narnians and a race of human usurpers called the Telmarines.

Prince Caspian is a bigger and more ambitious a The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG) Rating: introducing colourful new characters from the enchanted realm.

Director and cowriter Andrew Adamson populates this rollicking romp with a menagerie of comical, larger-than-life creatures who are sure to delight younger audiences.

Prince Caspian begins with the titular heir to the Telmarine throne, right, fleeing his home to escape an assassination attempt by his uncle.

The four Pevensie children - Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy - are summoned back to the magical kingdom from Second World War London and become embroiled in the battle to overthrow the despot.

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian confidently trumps its predecessor for thrills and intrigue, although it does lack a strong, boo-hiss villain.

Pacing rarely slackens, so 144 minutes pass without any noticeable longueurs, building to a rousing finale that relies too heavily on the power of the visual effects team's hard drives, rather than the characters' emotions.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 27, 2008
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