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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Evil Has Reigned For 100 Years...
Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter, four siblings who step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever!
I have described the films about Middle Earth as a way of escaping reality, as a way of letting my mind go, and just disappear for a while.
I have just started reading the Narnia books for the first time, and watching the first film again made me realize how much more this story lets my mind go.
It must be because this is a story first taking place in our real world, transcending into a fantasy world. Watching the kids walking through that wardrobe and entering the world of Narnia, just reminds me so much of my childhood and how I used to daydream myself into other worlds (hell, I still do, dammit!), and living out my fantasies and doing all the things I couldn't do in real life.
C.S. Lewis' amazing imagination has truly created a universe that I can relate to, and I will forever cherish the books and the films for that.
Film #19 of The Movie King's Scavenger Hunt Challenge: Disney Edition
Task #27: A Disney film based on literature
As a kid when the film was originally released, I had The Chronicles of Narnia placed in my Top 100 films of all-time, I bet. I admired the set-up of kids drawn into a fantasy world and leading a battle for freedom and all that good stuff. As an adult, though diminished in quality quite a bit, mainly on my appreciation for much better fantasy flicks like Lord of the Rings, it's still very good fantasy for families of young and old. There's clearly some stilted acting coming from some of the child performances, but are still solid enough in conviction…
The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of books that is very dear to me. I have always had great pleasure reading them and I think they represent a benchmark in fantasy literature aimed at children and young adults. The books explore themes of faith (in oneself and higher powers) and the strength of family on a deeper level, all drenched in an epic fantasy backdrop that alludes to myths and religion.
On to the film then. I'll start by saying that it looks absolutely stunning. The cinematography is beautiful and most of the CGI is fine and it sports some great set pieces. And that's about it. It has nothing of the…
Though skewing decidedly younger than its literary-fantasy brethren of Lord of the Rings and the latter Harry Potters, the first Narnia film deserves to be part of the conversation of worthy lit-to-film fantasy adaptations. An altogether lovely, epic production that effectively captures the Narnia of my imagination, the film works hard to enchant and does so enough to be memorable. Its ulitmate success, however, may lie in whether or not its audience is able to tolerate the inconsistent charms of the Pevensey children.
As a personal childhood favorite (along with the 1988 version and the books), it's hard not to be a little biased concerning these Narnia films. I tried this rewatch to have as open a mind as possible, but still found it full of charm, and just a nice film. Aesthetically very beautiful, the cinematography is quite excellent and creates the world of Narnia quite well, disappointing no childs imagination. I think all the child actors did quite well, especially considering they were unknowns. Tilda Swinton is the standout as the evil White Witch, but I had never before realized Liam Neeson voiced Aslan, and that was a nice surprise. Perhaps a flawed film in some ways, no not quite as epic as Harry Potter or the Lord of the Rings as some have noted, but excellent nonetheless.
Pretty fun family fantasy adventure, the kids can be a bit much at times but I think for the most part the effects hold up. Swinton makes for a good villain that is really hate able.
For years, many of us wondered when NARNIA would get a real film adaptation. So far we had gotten a low-budget animated film and the BBC serials, but what we all wanted was a true Hollywood feature film that would be on par with other book franchises, especially once the HARRY POTTER and LORD OF THE RINGS films took off. Finally, in 2005, one was coming, thanks to a director named Andrew Adamson, who had helmed the first two SHREK films. Yes, that’s right, his last name literally was Son of Adam. What could be more perfect?
Produced by Walden Media and distributed by Disney, the first big-screen version of NARNIA was, in my humble opinion, an absolute home run…
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I think originally, I loved this flick specifically for nostalgia sakes, as I cherished it much throughout my time growing up, being 9 when this was released.
Watching now, I've come to see the many major problems with it. Much of the writing and characters are pretty poor, a number of glaring issues that bring this flick to a below than average rating. Certain highlights that actually redeem the flaws include only battle scenes, as they are pretty well done.
One of the major issues I have now is the terrible CGI. Maybe at the time, it was more acceptable, but even then there were more films which had done CGI to a much better extent, such as Return Of…
This movie reminded me of a simpler time and my fantasy-loving, spiritual self.
This one's decent
Oh, expectations where high, as I rabidly loved this series of books when I was a kid. How relieved I was, therefore, when I discovered that they made a pretty good movie from C.S. Lewis's debut Narnia novel.
At first I was worried. A clunky and unnecessary prologue depicting the London blitz and the children's journey to their uncle's home in the country didn't help, and the children themselves seemed pretty bland. But the director and screenwriter were wise enough to keep things clipping along, and it's not long before Lucy has ventured into the wardrobe for the first time. Her first scene with the faun Mr. Tumnus set the tone, and from that moment on, I felt Lewis's story…
While it's a watchable adventure picture, it takes too many shortcuts with its character relationships. Characters who haven't met act like best friends based on nothing but reputation rather than building trust through actions (they could be quick). And I know this is faithful to the books, but the Christ allegory stuff isn't my favorite thing in the world.
Very good movie, although surprisingly cruel to be a children's movie. I have never read a book so I can't compare these.
I don't really like computer animated movies at all but in this it didn't really bother me and I could concentrate in the story itself, which was a good, traditional story of the ever-lasting fight between good and evil.
From separate characters I think I liked most that little Lucy and those beavers. Also Tilda Swinton as a chilling White Witch was awesome as a bad guy.
I think the story took advantage brilliantly the war-time, which children escaped into an imaginationland, of course. The missing father obviously bothered Edmund and because he couldn't cope with his siblings…
movies i've seen that i've also read the book (or play) that they're adapted from
(jurassic park by michael crichton,…