The Chronicles of Narnia: TLTW&TW [based on book] by dir. by

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  1. Given a few days reflection on the movie and memories of the books I have to say that I agree with the majority of your opinions on this. I think the only area I slightly disagree on is concerning Aslan but I see your point.

    I would've really liked to see Aslan's conversations with the various members of the Pevensie family. Those are very emotionally powerful moments in the book and they are completely lost here. I don't feel like enough was done to establish how majestic Alsan really is and so the sacrifice scene just didn't have the emotional impact it needed to have.

    I think that in trying to film a movie in which they showed just enough of the allegory to satifsy religious groups and kept out just enough to satifsfy the non-religious they ended up watering down the spirit of the movie greatly. Although the majority of the story can stand on its own as a children's fantasy tale there is no denying Lewis's allegorical ties and I don't quite understand (other than Disney wanting to cash in after it passed up LOTR) why anyone would want to make a cinematic version of the movie and only half heartedly address the themes the book promotes. The best negative review I've read is on http://www.needcoffee.com (click on the movies tab). While enjoying the movie I agree with alot of his (and like I said your) points.

    Serenity was one of the few movies I saw this year that I wanted to turn around and go right back into the theatre. I miss having movie experiences like that. I can't imagine seeing this again in the theatre and I won't buy it but I will probably check it out when it comes out on DVD.

  2. Fence

    That is a pretty good review (and I like the rest of the site too), but perhaps a tad too negative. Although I do agree with the point about Aslan growling at Lucy to "do her job" because in the book it was a great moment.

    And yes, Serenity was the only film that I came out of and instantly wanted to go back and see. Although, maybe King Kong will be the same way.

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