The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) – 4/5
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
I had high expectations of this mainly b/c of similarities btwn it and Lord of the Rings in both underlying subject matter and production.
Anyway, I thought it was really good. I think they did a good job of balancing the seriousness w/ a children’s story. The CGI was really good, but in a couple places lacked just a little. Though that may have been intentional to keep things from looking ‘too real’???
I felt they got to tell a lot of the story in the time they had. I don’t know the story in enough detail to know all the places they made changes or how important they all are. I know of a few which I didn’t think dramatically changed anything in the story.
I think it was well cast also.
I liked that Aslan told Peter to clean off his sword after killing the captain of the police. They didn’t say why, but I liked that they didn’t just take it all out.
I wish they wd have had Santa Claus tell Susan and Lucy that battle isn’t proper for girls.
I liked how the White Witch wore a ‘mane’ at the last battle – like she was the new king.
I thought Aslan sd have been bigger and had a better, deeper and somewhat more expressive voice.
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