Narnia Mini-Review

The Chronicles Of Narnia – The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is the huge 2005 book-to-film adaptation of the popular C.S. Lewis book. It tells the story of four children who travel to the magical world of Narnia through a wardrobe in an old manor. In Narnia, they discover they are part of a prophecy to rid that world of the wicked White Witch.

Narnia is very true to the book, which places it firmly with a childrens audience. I’m sure if I was 16 years younger I might give this film 6 hearts for being a magical adventure, but somehow talking animals, Santa Claus and young knights in very bright and shining armor just doesn’t work for an older audience.

Even so, the film is so well made that it deserves at least three hearts just for that. Go see it with your son or daughter, I’m sure they’ll love it.

4 thoughts on “Narnia Mini-Review”

  1. Jonas Rabbe says:

    Worked fine for me, I’d probably give it 4 1/2 hearts (out of 5). Then again, I’ve always been partial to adventure movies which Narnia is very much.

  2. Vick says:

    I had much more pregnant imressions of the book, than the movie… May be a usual case, but …

  3. Jonas Rabbe says:

    I couldn’t remember the book as I had only had it read to me when I was young. This meant that everything was new to me.

    We bought the special edition when we were in Boston, and saw the extras last weekend. Lots of extras, and quite interesting extras too. We haven’t seen the commentaries, or the special feature where they have popups about C.S. Lewis’ thoughts about parts of the story. May actually go back and do that (given what I usually think of directors’ commentaries that’s big).

  4. Joen says:

    Well, let me describe Narnia in a very geeky way. It feels like revisiting a Commodore 64 game I was very fond of in my childhood, only to discover it was actually pretty mediocre.

    I’m not saying Narnia is mediocre, I’m just saying I think I’m a bit old for it.

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