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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!
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…
I just want to make a public apology to James McAvoy on behalf of 2005 me: I am so sorry that I hated you for no reason, for nearly six years, after this movie came out. I don't know what I was thinking.
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.
Is Jake Gyllenhaal gay?
eh. I didn't even like this much when i was a kid
This was a disappointing adaptation. It didn't seem well put together, and though the cast was incredible (Tilda Swinton was really the only choice for the Ice Queen), nothing came together for me.
This one was OK. The rest were horrible.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is sometimes overly extended and the child performances aren't great, but this is such a wonderfully faithful adaptation filled with absolutely stunning special effects, a great work from Tilda Swinton and Liam Neeson, superbly executed action sequences and a moving and epic feel to it. It is an immensely satisfying adaptation of a classic book and such a frustratingly underrated film.
But it's just way too god daam boring
Haven't seen this film in a long time. Watching it again gave me so many childhood feels. It used to be one of my favorite films as kid and I guess it still it.
A large part of what you get from watching a film is the surroundings in which you watch it. In a cinema with the right crowd, a blockbuster can be quite fun. Home alone at night watching a good horror film is great. On a comfortable sofa with your girlfriend works perfectly for other films. Watching a film in a loud hostel, with people constantly coming, traffic noises coming through the open windows and with a tv that is on quite quietly, is not the best idea when you are trying to get immersed in a fantasy world, like this one. It is tough to say how I would have rated it otherwise. It feels a lot like a movie aimed at kids. It follows the books fairly well and mostly the CGI is pretty good, but I never really connected with it.
this is still one of my most fave movies ever
Haven't seen this film in a long time!
It's not as good or as memorable as I thought it was.
It isn't bad in storytelling or execution, it's just a little slow for such a simple take on the story. It feels like there is so much added exposition and just okay action that the full impact of anything happeblning never really hit me.
Films with a message that's so forced and obvious it makes me want to bash my head repeatedly against a…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!