My initial response-
- Not exactly like the book, but basically faithful to the storyline
- Interesting interpretation of their temptation to enlist the White Witch...scary too.
- Italian actor Sergio Castellitto did a masterful job as Miraz
- Peter Dinklage did a wonderful job as Trumpkin
- This rendition of Caspian depicted Peter as a bit more rash and impatient than the book
- The movie is too scary for young children, in my opinion
- It was totally cheesy and so egalitarian-21st Century to have Susan steal a kiss with Caspian before going back to England. Lewis would have never had Susan initiate such a thing...oh well.
Reep has been my favorite fictional character since I first read the Chronicles of Narnia as a young teen, so my imagination's standard for what Reep would look and act like has long been too high for a screenwriter and filmmaker to reach.
I thought Adamson, Markus, and their team of writers did a good job overall with Reep. My opinion might change one way or the other after I watch the film again more closely. They keep to the gist of the book's lines for Reep, but do add and embellish in almost ever sequence. Some of Reep's comments are a bit cheeky, but not all together out of the realm of possibility for him. I was a little disappointed with the climactic Reepicheep scene where Aslan restores his tail. There was a touch too much humor in the almost sacred event. Like I said, any rendition of Reepicheep would be tough to meet 25 years of personal imagination and expectation. They didn't ruin him by any means, but they didn't nail him perfectly either.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is my favorite book of the series and it features Reepicheep very prominently. I hope they stick closely to Lewis' lines for him in the movie version of Dawn Treader, there is NO need for improvement. Dawn Treader will be out next summer already.