The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Buena Vista presents a film directed by Andrew Adamson. Screenplay by Ann Peacock, Adamson, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis. Running time: 139 minutes. Rated PG (for battle sequences and frightening moments).


Three Hundred Million Dollars or not I didn’t care for this movie. I have memories of watching a very low tech BBC version of this story when I was a kid or was it animated?…Anyway I was ten years old and I loved every minute. So those of you that know me, know that I didn’t really get much more mature than I was back then, so it stands to reason that I would love this souped up version of C.S. Lewis’s masterpiece. I did not.


I have no problem understanding why a young person would like this film. It is unbelievably simple and nonthreatening. Therein lies what I didn’t like about this film. Having seen the Harry Potter series in all of its dangerous and colorful drama all else in the kid film category seems to fall flat.


This Narnia movie is worth watching and if you’re 10 years old, I mean really 10 years old it is going to be the greatest film you’ve ever seen, that is if you haven’t already seen Jurassic Park or E.T. or Star Wars or The Wizard of Oz or any of the Harry Potter films or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or the Goonies or Dragonheart or Legend or any classic Disney film like Sleeping Beauty or Aladdin or Beauty and the Beast, but otherwise this movie is well worth their time unless that is if the said 10 year old hasn’t seen any of the movies listed above. It would be considered, by me and the fine state of Colorado, child abuse and criminal negligence to show a child this Narnia bull shit before exposing them to truly great cinematic experiences, all of which are listed above.


Carry on.

~ by fumikaelson on May 17, 2006.

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