Most of the daily newspaper reviews of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian will have to wait until Friday, when the movie opens. But there are a few early notices out, and most of them are fairly positive.
- Christy Lemire of the Associated Press calls the film, "darker and funner, more substantive and more engaging, more violent and more technically accomplished."
- The Hollywood Reporter's Michael Rechtshaffen says, "the more somber Caspian also shares elements with the second Lord of the Rings installment, The Two Towers, as well as the later, moodier Harry Potter editions.
- Newsweek's Jennie Yabroff is less impressed saying: "There's a dull, bombastic sameness to the last two-thirds of Prince Caspian, as the characters progress from battle to battle, like players ascending the levels of Donkey Kong.
Across the board, critics seem to agree that Caspian is essentially a war film and that Eddie Izzard as Reepicheep steals the show, both of which are consistent with the book.