I went and saw "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" alone on Friday, May 16th. After dropping my son off at work, I rsuhed over to the Commonwealth 20 Theater, now owned by Regal Cinemas. The theater was filled, but lucky for me, the seat I usually get waited for me, vacant.
I loved it. Darker and even better than the first one, with ferocious battle scenes, and may I say, Ben Barnes as Caspian made my heart beat. Caspian is the latest royal descended of Tumerians who came and conquered Narnia not long after the 'four kings and queens of old' return back to 1940s England. He had grown up on stories of the magic of Narnia at his tutor's knee. And not long after his father's death, his tutor helps him to escape as it became apparent that after the birth of his own son, Caspian's uncle has plans to kill him and take the throne. Caspian takes the horn that Susan left behind and blows on it to call them. The four children, Susan, Lucy, Edmund, and Peter return to find a Narnia a thousand years in the future. They help the Narnians who have been hiding all this time and Caspian to defeat bis uncle.
If you have younger children who may be frightened, then I would suggest the parents go and view it first to see if thior child can handle it. Like I said earlier, it is much darker and more older in tone. The battle scenes are intense and the visuals are spectacular. I can't wait for the third one.
I give this film 5 dragons.