When the first Narnia's movie adaptation was first introduced to the public through "", it got a great welcome from moviegoers everywhere around the world. Opening atop at the Box Office on its first weekend screening with $65.6 million, the fantasy film went on to haul the total of $291.7 million domestically and an impressive $744.8 million from the international sales. Now, a second Narnia film is about to make another attempt in enchanting audience and thus, an important question arises, that is can it surpass the success of the first movie.
If observed merely through the singing praises given by the movie critics so far, "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" would not have any problem in acquiring the same success the first film got back in 2005. Noting that this film can hardly be considered as a sequel, many commented that it is ready to present the moviegoers with a better looking movie if compared to the first film. Christy Lemire of Associated Press wrote on her review, "It's simultaneously darker and funnier, more substantive and more engaging, more violent and more technically accomplished." Additionally, Todd McCarthy of Variety also thinks that "Caspian" is "more crisply made than its 2005 predecessor", whereas Michael Rechtshaffen of Hollywood Reporter noted that the film is worthy to be watched film, especially for the "gorgeous special effects and grand-scale battle sequences".