Okay, I have to talk about this part even though it has probably already been talked about to death.
Look at Edmund, or King Edmund the Just who was known for his diplomacy and political savvy giving advice to Peter to “keep smiling” in order to rally his troops because Edmund knows how people work and how to keep them going and invested due to his diplomatic skills. Even later on in the duel, when Peter has Miraz pinned, Edmund tells him that it “was no time for chivalry” which is pretty cold but they’re fighting a war. Edmund is shrewd and saw an opportunity to defeat the enemy.
There is so much character development here for Edmund and it makes me happy. You just see a lot of those traits that probably made Edmund a great king when he was still reigning in Narnia and he still carries those traits even when it’s hundreds of years later and he’s just a kid again.
Also, when Peter is trying to tell Edmund that he’s always been there for him and Peter was probably going to say he never really noticed until now or he never really appreciated him, I feel sad because they grew up all those years together in Narnia and had a kingdom for like 15 years or whatever and I can imagine how much of an enlightening moment this must have been for Peter to finally realize after all those years how important a role Edmund plays in his life.
And UGH I want to cry because what if Edmund has been waiting for so long to hear those words from Peter but they’re in the middle of a freaking duel and one of them has to remain calm and level-headed so of course it’s Edmund who has to do that by fixing his dislocated shoulder which is bad ass by the way, and keep his older brother from getting too emotional right now so he can survive this fight.
I just..wow I can’t with this movie right now. I seem to be going back and analyzing a lot of my old favorites which is kind of cool picking up on all of the details after all these years.