I'll assume that everyone who responds has likely seen the first installment so you are forewarned about spoilers from that movie if you haven't. It is well known that C.S. Lewis had strong Christian themes in his epic saga about Narnia. My first exposure to the books was in my pre-teen years at my friends place and his dad just happened to be a FEBA coordinator. The first movie dealt with good and evil, with mistakes and the lessons learnt, with the inherent fears and doubts people have and of faith/belief and the possibility of a higher power. However, the religious undertones were relatively mild and did not bludgeon the viewer to death. Prince Caspian is, however, a little different. The movie starts off with a little back-story and dives headfirst into the kings and queens of Narnia returning to their land, only to find that things have changed. There is some behind the scenes politics at play and the lineage to the throne is in question. The main target, Prince Caspian. However, unlike the first movie where the pacing is even and the script and acting fine throughout, this movie suffers from terrible pacing. The acting is stretched on many an occasion and sometimes it really is amateurish. The effects are well below the levels established in the first movie although some of the characters introduced are well done. We will see them again in the next installment. The kids have grown up a little but unfortunately, only Edward has improved his acting range, Peter is woeful at times while the 2 girls are simply wasted. Caspian does the best job of the main actors while the primary protagonist. Now, as a whole, given the brilliance of the books, I watched the movie and found it to be decent entertainment. Besides the pacing and the lack of acting chops, the movie was not bad for the most part. There were however much stronger Christian themes and I think this is the primary weakness. Whereas in the books, this was deal with tactfully and wasn't overbearing, Personally, I would not have that much of a problem if not for the fact that unlike the first movie where everything flowed, the introduction and exploitation of the religious themes was forced and disjointed the movie. It was almost out of place on many occasions. I presume this has to do with the assumption that the majority of movie-goers are retards and therefore, like in the 2'nd and 3'rd Matrix movies, we are repeatedly informed of the ONE every 10 seconds, just in case we had forgotten while biting into a delicious snack or a hearty beverage in the theater. For crying out loud Hollywood, we aren't THAT stupid. Stop ruining decent movies with such trivial crap. :smoker: Anyways, 3.5/5 OSNN stars. Entertaining movie, put on your perhaps/maybe watch list but it's not something you should fight lines for.