The C.S. Lewis fantasy novels reached their third film adaptation with this saga, directed by Michael Apted ("Coal Miner's Daughter") and notable for being considerably - and commendably - shorter than its screen predecessors.
Ben Barnes is back as Caspian, now a king instead of a prince, who leads the youngsters newly returned to the magical land Narnia on a rescue mission. Liam Neeson again voices lion Aslan, and Tilda Swinton is back (though briefly) as the White Witch. DVD extras: audio commentary by Apted and producer Mark Johnson; deleted scenes. *** (PG: AS) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times