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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
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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!
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…
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.
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.
The books of Narnia are some of my very favourites. And so I was pretty stoked when they announced a movie, and even more stoked when I left that movie as an 11 year old and found that they'd created a rather excellent adaptation. I've watched this film maybe twice since, mainly due to not wanting to spoil the feelings of my first viewing. But I decided to give it another go, and lo and behold it's still as good as I remember.
One of the biggest reasons this film is an effective adaptation is the pitch perfect casting of the main characters. Though they aren't the best actors, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley are the…
The Chronicle of Narnia the lion, the witch and the wardrobes
In the begging of the film they were these four kids name Lucky, Edmund, Peter and Susan they were all playing hide and seek but how ever one day they found this wardrobes in their closet, Lucky, Edmund Peter and Susan must join the other kids so help defeat the which, and by the way the lion name was Aslan and so they good people vs. evil people, and Peter took Charge and so they fought to see will take over Narnia and the lion eat the witch and Peter will be taking over Narnia, and peter find out what happend to Edmund he got bitten and so Lucky…
There may not be anything new here, however the films visual are beautiful, as well as its make-up/costumes and art direction.
Saw this movie 3 times in theaters.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A wonderful fantasy film with a sweeping, majestic score, epic set-pieces, great characters (which I do not count the children a part of), and excellent production values. The film does manage to carry over some of the deep religious themes and imagery from the book quite well. It's one of those watch-every-year films for me.
- i was so in love with this movie
- and william moseley tbh
Disney’s latest venture into the sword and sorcery genre does not measure up to the Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings series, or even the Never-ending Story, but it is sure to find a following among younger audience, thanks to some fine special effects. The C.S. Lewis stories of Narnia deserve a forum in film, and this is a good start.
There is no question that the film owes a lot to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Many of the shots, compositions and designs share so much DNA with Jackson that it's almost impossible to not compare the two.
The first of the Narnia films, however, does operate as an exceptional children's fantasy. The characters aren't so complex as to confound the average young person but have enough shades and arcs as to give them depth that is missing from most children's films. Edmund's story in particular allows the child to progress from petulance, to shame, to forgiveness, to sacrifice and finally to valor.
The performances of the child actors can be uneven but there is more than enough…
One of the modern day classics in the world of the Fictional cinema is this very unique film. Based on the book series of C.S. Lewis, Narnia is a fictional world of magic that anything can happen if you just believe it.
Four children will leave their house in London during the Blitz and find shelter in the countryside. They live in a professor's house and one day they discover a magical wardrobe that leads them to the fantasy world of Narnia. There they will meet and befriend a powerful lion, Aslan , and they will fight against the infamous White Witch in order to fulfill an ancient prophecy and put an end to the endless winter that the Witch…
An excellent adaptation of the novel with a likeable cast, great soundtrack and nice effects. The child actors were not as annoying as I would've thought and the CGI talking animals do not come across as silly as I imagined they might. My only problem with the film was Tilda Swinton's performance as the White Witch, I didn't find her as scary as she should be. Still a great film though! (30.10.09), (21.11.09)
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