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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…
Is Jake Gyllenhaal gay?
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.
Say what you want about this film, but a centaur running into battle wielding two broadswords is the most bad ass thing in any movie
corny af and I hated the religious propaganda
Is Jake Gyllenhaal gay?
i love narnia don't drag me
After years of prodding my sisters have finally got me to read The Chronicles of Narnia. I am well past the intended demographic of the series (I'm 19) but the books still have a warm-hearted, exciting, and imaginative take on fantasy that I'm fond of. So because of interest, and the recent news that The Silver Chair will apparently be adapted into a film (despite interest in this series dying down), I decided to revisit the film adaption The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
Like many film adaptions of beloved literature, Disney's The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe fails as a result of it being turned into something that it's not, i.e. a Lord of the Rings rip-off.…
This movie gets worse everytime I see it. I don't know if it's because I watched it too many times when I was a kid or I'm just now realizing how boring of a movie this actually is.
Mediocre. Lo único que la salva es el elenco de secundarios y a una gran villana (nunca te puedes equivocar con Tilda Swinton). Además, Liam Neeson le pone la voz a Aslan.
A worthy adaptation of the classic book.
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