I actually enjoyed the first Narnia movie. It had a few silly things that I would rather do without. But I even appreciated the director's creative license in adding the bombing scene, and a couple of other things.
I liked Prince Caspian, right up until he fell off his horse and blew the horn. (I even liked the raid on the castle, which wasn't in the book.) Not only was that out of sequence, being out of sequence also did major damage to the plot.
I've always assumed that a book was popular because it struck a chord with the readers. They actually enjoyed the point the author was making, or just the way he told a story. But after seeing Prince Caspian, I felt like quipping: "Well, it's a good thing they're filtering out all that stupid stuff about the Lion!"
They almost missed the entire theme of Lucy's faith in Aslan in the face of her sibling's disbelief. They certainly botched the waking of the trees. They were supposed to look like woody people wading through the grassy turf like people in the water. They were supposed to be a massive, joyfully dancing army -- not a few creepy things. And Aslan's transformation of the nearby town wasn't even mentioned. There was nothing of the whole debate Caspian went through over whether or not, or even when, to use their secret weapon (Susan's horn), and the issues of faith in "myths" that brought up.
Where do I go to complain?
How does one get Hollywood and Disney to actually READ the books they destro--- um ----turn into movies?
I suppose I'll just have to be a good American capitalist and vote with my dollars . . . by not buying the DVD. I consider the $7.50 at the theatre to be lost.