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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Patriots Win Big, Prince Caspian Is A Toss Up

The Patriots beat the Arizona Cardinals 47 to 7, moving to a 10 & 5 record. Despite the win, due to the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens winning this week, the Pats postseason chances depend on what happens in the Seattle vs. New York Jets game (update: the Jets lost 13 to 3 so the Patriots can still win the division if the Jets beat the Dolphins next week).

In other non-sport related news, I finally watched the Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian DVD. Altogether I thought that it had pro and con aspects to it. It's really easy to see why it lost money. First because it was so expensive to produce. The film itself has great special effects, battle scenes, etc and everything aesthetically is very well done. Where it fails, and probably the reason why it lost money, is because the film really seems to have no goal or purpose. With most good/great films after you watch them there is some basic concept behind the storyline that makes whatever that is going on in the film a great story. In the case of Prince Caspian, there really doesn't seem to be any reason why everything is occurring - it's just a big CG extravaganza.

So is it enjoyable to watch for the most part - yes. But is it a movie that you would want to watch more than once or twice - probably not.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if you'll agree with me on this, but I couldn't stand Caspian because of the lack of violence. It's not like the battles weren't there (they were) it's just that they all looked more like tea parties than epic conflicts. That just turns me off a bit.

Sunday, 21 December, 2008  
Anonymous narniagirl said...

a fair critique.

Sunday, 21 December, 2008  

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