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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Rating: [rate 4.0]

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianLast night was Narnia night with some Street Team friends, and all afternoon I’ve been declaring to my teammates and Twitter and Plurk that I’d be off to Narnia in the afternoon. Excited much? Definitely.

Now, unlike everyone I know, I haven’t read any of The Chronicles of Narnia books yet. *insert incredulous gasp here* I know, even I am amazed that I haven’t. I’ve heard of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe way before because of all of its stageplays that I missed to watch, but I didn’t really know the story until I heard that it’s going to be made into a movie. Then I downloaded an audiobook, so I finally got to know the story and I have been wishing for a boxed set of the books since then (which I think I’ll end up buying for myself eventually, but let’s not get to that :D).

Anyway, so Prince Caspian. I watched the movie with little knowledge of the story, thanks to Wikipedia, but I have no idea how it goes, as opposed to my friends who were watching with me. Because I haven’t read the book, I had zero expectations in the movie, except maybe see how much William Moseley has grown up (yes, I crushed on Peter Pevensie in the first movie, heehee!).

So onto the formal review. Prince Caspian is an okay movie. By okay, I mean, I didn’t really get bored, but I didn’t get too excited about anything else too. I like the entire thing, although to be honest, it feels like such a long movie. The effects were great, as usual, and the battle scenes are okay, except there seems to be a lot of hesitation on both sides. Or maybe it’s just me. However, every battle scene in movies like these remind me so much of Lord of the Rings, it’s ridiculous. :|

Some notes on the movie:

  • The Pevensie kids all look so grown up already, especially Edmund and Lucy. Edmund had grown into such a good looking boy and Lucy looks more pretty instead of cute. :) The two older ones look…well, a bit more mature and probably more fit and less awkward than the last movie, which is good since it looked better for them during the battle scenes. They must’ve used pretty good fitness equipment to make them look a bit..buff. Heh.
  • It feels pretty weird that Narnia is so dark after everything is so white in the first movie. I miss the old characters too, like the Beavers and Mr. Tumnus. Although everything is darker, I like how everyone has sort of joined forces. Oh and the kid centaur = hilarious. :)
  • Trufflehunter, the Badger. I love him! He’s so…cute. :P He reminds me of Mr. Beaver in the first movie. At first I thought he was a skunk, after him saying, “Or do I have to sit on your head again?” but then the markings were wrong. Too bad he only had little airtime in the movie.
  • Reepicheep, the Mouse. This character, too, is very endearing. :) He kind of reminds me of Puss in Boots, probably because of his very gallant and knightly posture.
  • There were a lot of amazing and witty exchange of lines in all of the movie, especially Trumpkin’s. For example:

    Peter Pevensie: [looking down a cliff over the water] Is there a way down?
    Trumpkin: Yes. Falling.


  • The clash of Caspian’s and Peter’s egos were believable, and I wanted to bonk Peter on the head for being so hardheaded. Susan’s line during one of the battle was definitely something that should be asked to everyone: “Who exactly are you doing this for, Peter?
  • As for Susan and Caspian’s attraction…I kind of saw it coming, but I didn’t know it wasn’t in the book, so I couldn’t comment. Heh. It has to be placed there I guess; this is Hollywood after all.

I think I’d probably need to watch it again to fully appreciate it. I don’t know if I was a bit too distracted while watching the movie, or because I haven’t read the book yet which made me not really take in all the details.

AslanOh and before I forget, my most favorite part of the film is when Aslan finally showed up. My friends could all be enamored with Pevensie kids of Caspian, but the bright spot of the film for me would always be whenever Aslan appears. :) I don’t know if it’s because he’s the representation of God in the movie and books or because of the fact that he’s portrayed by a big cat or because his voice (Liam Neeson), but he is my favorite part of both movies. :D When the Narnians stopped yelling “For Narnia” and started yelling “For Aslan”, it felt like they were finally right on track. :)

Now I’m off to read the books (finally)!

MacUpdate Parallels Promo

Ever since I’ve gotten Aslan, I have started to seriously consider buying him legitimate software. I know I should have started doing this long ago, but my budget back then didn’t allow me to have legit Photoshop and others (actually my budget still doesn’t permit me to buy all the software I need; thank God for bundled software I got when I bought Aslan :D). Anyway, now that I’m working and I’m really enjoying using Aslan, I’m thinking of investing on some legitimate software. Hey, I’ve started buying albums now, why stop there, right?

I got a heads-up of the newest MacUpdate promo from Ate Angela, and I am drooling at the software bundle. Lookie:

MacUpdate has partnered with 10 Mac developers to bring you the MacUpdate Parallels bundle. You can buy this bundle for $64.99 instead of $474.76, a savings of over $409 (when all 10 apps are unlocked). This bundle is time limited so buy today.

History: In 2007, MacUpdate and partnering developers sold over 27,000 bundles, hitting record volume unseen anywhere else during the year. It was a superb year for everyone who participated in the fun events. This year, the Parallels bundle is expected to become the biggest online Mac software event ever seen. You can join in the fun and access a unique combination of newly released titles and some of the best high quality apps created by our passionate developer friends. This bundle is priced lower than the cost of Parallels by itself!

Your Deal: When you purchase bundles now, you’ll be the immediate owner of Hazel, Art Text, MenuCalendarClock, Leap, StoryMill, Typinator, DVDRemaster Pro, and Sound Studio. Then when the Mac community spreads the word and reaches 4,600 bundles sold, BannerZest will be unlocked into the bundle for free. People that purchase the bundle before each unlock milestone will have the unlocked products automatically added to their accounts for free. Because of the superb success of the Mac community in the last 2 bundles, we fully expect to reach all 3 unlock milestones during the 2-week span of this event.

Spread the word: Talking about the MacUpdate Parallels bundle helps spread the word about this fantastic opportunity. And the more people that talk about it results in unlocking the top tier products more quickly. Posting notes to your blog and chatting about the event in Instant Messenger helps the developers, MacUpdate, and of course helps you.

Drool! =p~ The only thing this bundle is missing are some saddles (…where did that come from?). The thing that really got me here is the Parallels software, which would be really useful for my developing and designing gigs so I can run Windows. Hazel is nice too, especially when I’m all OC. DVD Remaster Pro should be useful because iDVD doesn’t really do that much of what I need to do. :/ The other software I’m really interested in here is StoryMill, which I think would be useful once NaNoWriMo comes in.

I haven’t bought the bundle yet, but there’s six days left, and I’m still on the borderline of buying it. I have other things to save for, but this is such a yummy bundle that I don’t want to pass it up. :-s

Anyone have comments on this? :) Push me to the right direction? :)

UPDATE, April 25, 2008, 9:50am: PARALLELS HAS BEEN UNLOCKED! Ack, should I buy, should I buy??? I have 5 days left!


I spent some time before going to work yesterday spiffying up Aslan‘s desktop. :D I’m not really much of a “change wallpaper every now and then” person — in fact, there would be times I hardly notice my wallpaper. Or I’d have no wallpaper at all because of my computer’s slowing down. ^^; Hee. But since I know Aslan can take it…okay, let’s just go to the desktop screenshot already:

Summer Desktop!

Don’t you just love how cheerful it looks? :D It’s no secret that I love sunflowers, and a few days before I fixed Aslan’s, Guilo’s (my office computer) is already on sunflower mode. I decided to look for one for Aslan, and found this amazingly HUGE and bright sunflower wallpaper somewhere online. :D Whee. Looking at it always makes me smile. :)

Icons on my desktop are only two: my hard drive and my torrents folder, which is currently empty. Heh. See I made the hard drive icon into a sun, so it’s really summer?

Stuff on my dock: Finder, iCal, Mail (I sometimes use this ^^;), iTunes, iPhoto, PhotoBooth, System Preferences, Firefox, Adium, MS Word, MS Excel, Photoshop, Transmission, TextWrangler, MAMP, VLC, Keyboard Cleaner, Heroes of Might and Magic 5 and Grab, which I used to take the screenshot. And of course, the trash bin. :D That may seem a lot, but believe me, I’ve seen other people’s Macs with a FULL and tiny dock. :P

Oh, and finally, I installed ShapeShifter, this program that changes the themes for Mac OS X, and my theme right now is called Fantastic. Like I said, it makes everything look so cheerful. :D

This definitely makes me excited for summer. Which reminds me, maybe I should change my office desktop from the plain sunflower on white background into something similar like this — all blue and yellow? Hm, why not?

Summer’s hereeee! I can feel that this summer is definitely going to be better than the last — I have two beach trips to look forward to. :P And probably more to come! Good thing I have good travel insurance. ;)

Have a great day ahead, everyone. :D