We’re back from watching Prince Caspian. Lucy (Georgie Henley), as always, steals the show. When I see Lucy, I am reminded of Donna’s Katie. Lucy’s transparent faith, her playful grin, her devoted love, her tender heart, are all too wonderful. Lucy holds nothing back. Casting Georgie Henley as Lucy was the most brilliant decision in the making of the Narnia movies. I just couldn’t have born it if they had gotten Lucy wrong.
Peter Dinklage plays a might fine Trumpkin. His sad-looking face works perfectly for both the skeptical dwarf and the believing dwarf. And we all loved Reepicheep. Who can resist the chivalrous charm of a brave mouse? Caspian isn’t at all how I pictured him, but we all see things differently, eh?
The movie isn’t flawless; there are many add-ons and annoying nods to egalitarian nonsense which never existed in the book. Classics students: have you ever heard of female centaurs? Isn’t that a contradiction to the essential character of centaurs?
Lucy, Trumpkin and Reepicheep are all positives which overruled the negatives. Not to mention Aslan!
In the end, I left the theater thankful.