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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!
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.
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.
As good an adaption of the classic as can be had probably, and it still loses quite a bit of the magic that is the book. Tila Swinton as the White Witch is a great villain though.
Very straightforward and kid-friendly, but nevertheless a great story.
Never read the book - my heart's too cold. This adaptation, though, is flat in all areas, including the battle scenes that aren't even superficially dynamic. Talking animals, heaven and hell, a movie full of children for children. Fuck all.
As a fan of the books I was very excited to see them translated onto the big screen. Now that I've seen a few of these films I realize just how tough this challenge is for the movie makers. The books are clearly targeted towards kids, and this movie attempted to match that. However things that aren't too traumatic when read off a page can translate into very adult moments when made visual. The resulting movie looks almost schizophrenic in its attempt to both recreate the events of the book while remaining kid-friendly. One moment you have 4 kids making friends with a silly talking beaver, and the next minute you have one of those same kids slaying a wolf.…
The characters are so illogical and it makes the whole movie annoying but Narnia still has a place in my childish heart.
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A beautiful movie, but I get the feeling there is more to it than going through a wardrobe and almost instantly getting pulled into a battle, become kings and queens and then returning back to human land. Perhaps the books contain the magic that inspired this movie, but that magic was never able to leave the world inside the book.
Couldn't be better.
There's a moment, once young Lucy Pevensie steps through the wardrobe but has yet to meet any Lions or Witches, that she just stares, enraptured, at the magical glory of falling snow. Never mind the lone romantic lamppost or improbable enchanted forest. In an age when most actors have to struggle opposite tennis balls on sticks and gape at green screens for any genre film, the simple, genuine wonderment of a child grounds all the animatics and effects work that follow. Which is not to belittle those, because the charming wee rusticated animals and armor-clad mythological beasts are all quite good. If the medieval creatures feel closely akin to The Lord of the Rings, that is perhaps only appropriate for…
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- Hobo with a Shotgun
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And we're done!
Who would have guessed!
No I'm off to have my brain lobotomized.