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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…
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.
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.
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.
lord of the rings could never
Com a proposta de iniciar uma franquia própria de aventura fantástica, vide sucessos como a franquia "The Lord of the Rings" e "Harry Potter", a Disney, juntamente com a Walden Media, nos trás sua aposta: "The Chronicles of Narnia", baseado na série de livros do mesmo nome, escrita pelo grande C. S. Lewis, amigo íntimo do mestre J.R.R Tolkien. O filme tem alguns problemas críticos, como por exemplo os atores principais que são horríveis e em vários momentos demonstram total inexperiência em atuação não conseguindo transpor emoção alguma e perdendo a conexão com o público. Até Tilda Swinton (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2008) não parece se encaixar bem no seu papel de "rainha do mal". O diretor Andrew…
The Lion and the Witch were awesome.
I've seen better Wardrobes.
Only in the mid-2000s could a fantasy film with an 11-word title be a box-office smash hit.
Speaking of the number 11, I just rewatched this film for the first time in that many years. The last time I saw it was in the cinema. I want to say that it holds up well. It doesn't quite, but it does feel pleasantly quaint. Charmingly innocent - perhaps even to the point of feeling wistful in this day and age. The best I can say for it is that this is very likely to be the strongest adaptation the book we will ever get - this movie is nothing if not spirited and heartfelt. I'm glad Disney handled it, especially because…
When two brothers (Peter and Edmund) and two sisters (Susan and Lucy) walk through an old wardrobe in England they step out the back in a magical world known as Narnia. They discover that they are the prophesized kings and queens meant to overthrow the evil White Witch and return peace to the land. As they grapple with their newly discovered destiny they must lead Aslan's army into battle to end the White Witch’s reign and bring winter to its end.
So I clearly have been on a Disney/Kids movie tear lately as I dive into the world of Narnia. I absolutely loved these books growing up and I think this film manages to hit the major points pretty well.…
Narnia failed to obtain the same praise as the Lord of the Rings trilogy did in the 3 Christmas before in movie theaters. The film scored big in the box office, but its sequels didn't have the same luck.
Narnia is too childish compared to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It was marketed as a blend of Lord of the Rings with Harry Potter, but it lacks the rich mythology of the former and the charm of the second.
The production is top notch.
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