Should You See Prince Caspian Tonight?

The answer to that question is a definite YES!

It’s been a while since I’ve felt this emotional about a film. I don’t know if it’s because of my recent podcast interview with Douglas Gresham (C.S. Lewis’ stepson), my chat with Switchfoot about their new song in the film, or just the reality of seeing this amazing piece of literature coming to the big screen.

When my brother and I were weee little lads, my family would read the Chronicles of Narnia books after dinner together as a family. We read the whole series. I, in turn, read the series to my kids.

This week, I had the opportunity to bring my family to an early screening of the film (there are occasional perks of reviewing movies) … and wow! (I talk about the experience in my review.)

A quick note about my review. In it, I mention Lord of the Rings. Allow me to chime in on that just a bit. As fantastic as the Narnia films are, I definitely think Lord of the Rings films are superior (strickly from a film making perspective- and don’t let that distract from how great the Narnia films are… I loved them) … but I confess, I’m torn, because I really enjoy the Narnia books more. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Lord of the Rings books. But as a believer, it’s hard to not love the imagery of Aslan… I get teary every time I read about (or now see in the movies) the kids rolling with Aslan. Wow… powerful stuff. And Caspian has a few awe inspiring Aslan moments that gave me goosebumps. The stories always get me thinking about the love, safety, “awe” and FEAR… that one might feel in the presence of God.

You can catch my review of the film on our MOVIE REVIEWS page.

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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2 Responses to Should You See Prince Caspian Tonight?

  1. Todd says:

    I can’t wait to see it!!!

  2. patrick says:

    the makers of Prince Caspian kept to the original story better than i would have expected… i had heard they were going to make it into a silly pure-action flick, but thankfully this was not so much the case