Sunday, May 4, 2008

Prince Caspian...less than two weeks away...

...and too much advertising?

I don't know! It seems like they are releasing an awful lot of television spots...by May 16th we'll probably be missing 16 shots and the credits...why even bother to go to the theatre? Oh yes! The big screen! And costumes! And the missing 16 shots...

Hm. Says the young lady who brings the Prince Caspian Illustrated Movie Companion along to Writer's Group and the conversation then dwells on it for almost all the pre-dinner conversation...

At this point there seem to be 3 things that movie goers should be prepared for. (Yes, SPOILER warning here)

#1. Prince Caspian's accent. I like it, personally, but everyone else (including my younger sister) have taken a dislike to it. We'll see how that plays out.

#2. Peter the Magnificent has a "big chip in his shoulder" and Susan the Gentle has been given the name "Susolas" on narniaweb for the similarities between her archery skills and a certain pointy-eared elven princeling...

#3. A TV spot confirmed it. Susan and Caspian- (SPOILER WARNING! YES. MAJOR SPOILER WARNING!) I'll start over again...Susan and Caspian, yes, they do...kiss. In the TV spot. You can see it now, if you'd like, and mentally adjust to it. Is that in the actual movie? At this point, probably. If you like it- cheer! If you don't like it...start preparing yourself now.

I am fairly happy with what I've seen so far. All the interviews and clips have assured me that most of the creative license the filmmakers took has been for the best. I still don't have extreme confidence in the screenwriters (as far as dialogue goes)...but my nature tends to be optimistic, so I hope they don't let me down.

So...readers...from my poll over on the right side of this blog I know about a dozen of you are pretty excited about this movie...what are you opinions on the issues I've listed about? Particularily the amount of advertising? And what do you do about spoilers? I'm usually all for them, but now I'm beginning to wonder if I should withdraw for the last 12 days...

4 comments:

Amanda said...

Elena, what do you mean be King Peter having a 'chip on his shoulder?'

Elenatintil said...

Lol...the one phrase that isn't mine I get questioned on...

It was used in an interview or on Narniaweb to describe Peter's attitude- he is very fustrated with his life in England because no one listens to him- he's not High King anymore. This attitude carries over into Narnia and lays the ground for a rocky beginning in his relationship with Caspian. In other words, he's rather moody and arogant.

Amanda said...

*sobs* No! Not Peter! My husband, how could be like that?

Abby said...

Well, I've given up on them staying true to the books, so a little romance won't hurt. When I read the books for the first time I thought for certain that Caspian was going to marry Susan, but then he had to go and marry that star lady...ah well.