Thursday, May 29, 2008

Comparisons


A slightly inappropriate comparison from Orson Scott Card's recent review of Narnia Xtreme: The Allegorical Adventures of Prince Caspian:

How good is Prince Caspian, the second installment in the series of films adapted from C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia?

For the second movie in a series to improve on the first is rare enough, but it's been done before -- Godfather II, for instance. (Emphasis added.)

Though I doubt Narnia 2: Adventures With Aslan is anything but worthy cinema, I must admire the mind of one whose mind is invariably driven toward Coppola's masterwork when considering the flick. Wouldn't something more apt and recent have sufficed - something like Toy Story 2? Maybe that's not even appropriate: at least Toy Story doesn't require you to read the book first just to know what the heck is going on.

Card goes on to list some "bad" sequels: Speed, Rocky, Die Hard and Beverly Hills Cop. At least he got something right. The rest of this post (following the three dashes) is facetious and can probably be skipped without ill consequence. It's a better example of the consequences of night blogging than anything else.

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Other potential names for the film:

N2rnia: Funtime Adventures in Mountaintown

Christian or Christina?

Narnia 2: Fully Electric Boogaloo

There is a Scratch-n-Sniff at the End of This Movie

Lion-Worshiping Pagans Indirectly Promote Jesus

Hobbits With Morals


And finally:

The New Adventures of Goofus and Gallant

1 comment:

  1. the makers of Prince Caspian kept to the original story surprisingly well, all thinks considered... i heard they were going to make it into a silly pure-action flick, but thankfully this was not the case

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