“Prince Caspian” trailer – a reminder to keep the Aslan in Christmas

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With less than a week to go

until Christmas, Santa has come through with at least one thing on AfterEllen.com blogger

Jamie Lynn’s list.

The trailer for The Chronicles

of Narnia: Prince Caspian
has been released and, to the delight

of Tilda Swinton fans everywhere, the White Witch is as terrifying

as ever.

I’m sure the timing of the

trailer’s release — in the midst of the silly squabbling about whether Golden Compass

is atheism’s Pied Piper, leading children straight to hell — is pure

coincidence, right? Ironically, C.S. Lewis, who wrote Narnia,

would likely

not approve
of

the Narnia series being held up as an apologetic for Christianity.

Lewis wrote these stories for fun, to explore what might happen if a

Christ figure were present in a fantasy world. But that’s a rant for

another day.

Disney released the Prince

Caspian
trailer via a global broadcast and an online launch, marking the first

time a trailer has debuted in that way. According to Disney, releasing the trailer to Narnia fan sites was a way to reward fans for their

loyalty.

The story picks up as the Pevensie

children return to Narnia, which is in turmoil. Although one year has

passed for the children, 1300 have passed in Narnia. The evil King Miraz

rules the land, but the children soon meet Narnia’s rightful heir to

the throne, Prince Caspian.

 

 

Prince Caspian looks

darker than its predecessor, and I think that’s a good thing. I was disappointed

that the dark side of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was

so toned down. Much like the Harry Potter

books and His Dark Materials, The Chronicles of Narnia

are not, IMO, for the very young. The movies should be as intense as

the books. The trailer for Prince Caspian shows promise that

it will be. We’ll find out when the movie’s released in May 2008.

For now, you can find out what

Narnia character you are most like with the Narnia Personality

Test
. I’m Mr. Tumnus,

the faun who isn’t the most reliable character in Narnia, but comes

through in the end. Maybe identifying with Tumnus is a good sign for

my social life, since I hear that girls just wanna have faun. Sorry.

What Narnia character are you?

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