Picture a beautiful created world filled with living beings of all kinds, breathing, laughing, living--even the trees sing and laugh and clap. Then picture an evil force in the form of a man persuading other men to join him and then together they conquer this world. The living beings go into hiding. The trees cease to speak. Even the animals turn violent and carniverous under this wicked man's rule. A curse falls on all the land. But one man comes from among them, a young prince, destined to be king. In jealous rage, the evil king tries to kill the prince before he is old enough to rule. The prince runs away to the forest, having heard "fairy" tales of another world long lost. He is pursued by the wicked King's army, but he blows on a magical horn, summoning the promised kings and queens of the land--the sons and daughters of adam, who were given the right to rule the land, but who had since abandoned it. The young prince meets the kings of queens and they join forces and slowly he comes to see that all the stories he was told as a youth were true. There is a land, a glorious land, ruled by a mighty Lion, where joy and peace and happiness exist, where animal and man live together in harmony and trees speak.
Does any of this sound familiar? It should.
I thoroughly enjoyed Prince Capsian. But then how can you go wrong with princes, and kings and queens, honor and integrity, purpose, the love of a mighty leader, and the battle between good and evil? I suppose part of the enjoyment for me is knowing the real meaning behind all the symbolism. And knowing it is the truth.
There are some awesome scenes in this movie that make it worth the $9 to see it. (Plust the $7 for buttered popcorn. Yum) But, I'll leave you with this phrase from 2 Thess 2:8
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.