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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.
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…
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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…
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.
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.
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.
A dazzling adaptation, close to perfect.
Viewed: 4K ULTRA HD viewing, upscaled from a Full HD source. Presented in a 2.00:1 aspect ratio, slightly opened-out from its original 2.39:1.
4 children take a trip into the magical land of Narnia via a magical wardrobe, were they come across a war between good and evil. I did enjoy this film and it had a fun adventure to the story only a few of the child actors were annoying but mostly the cast was very good
JESUS CHRIST (hehe, get it?)
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
Φιλότιμη μεταφορά ενός απογοητευτικού βιβλίου. Την κατατάσσω στις παιδικές. Το μισό αστεράκι για τον κύριο Τούμνους.
Action, fantasy, adventure, and James McAvoy. :)
I find that some films leave a big impact on their first arrival, but don’t have the staying power to remain in the public conscious because something bigger and more acclaimed preceded or followed them. 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' is often regarded as one such film, with a great many comparisons to 'The Lord of the Rings'. Despite that, I believe this film is somewhat underrated, and is perhaps the one worth remembering the most, even if the sequels don't do anything for you. If nothing else, it stands well as an exemplary adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ first part of The Chronicles of Narnia book series.
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