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

That is The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe for those of you trying to figure out the abbreviation.

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  • Georgie Henley,Skandar Keynes,William Moseley,Anna Popplewell,Tilda Swinton,Liam Neeson,Ray Winstone,Dawn French,Rupert Everett – Fox (voice)

I really wanted to love this film. I can remember reading the books, and I really enjoyed the BBC version from ages ago. Trouble is that this never seemed to get the balance right. It didn’t feel slow at the start, with the build-up as the film established the children’s characters and relationships, but considering how much goes on maybe this time could’ve been put to better use later on in the film. The children’s relationship with Aslan felt rushed, imo, and lacking in emotion.

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King Arthur

This film suffered from many poor reviews. Both from critics and, in my case, from friends who found it boring. Course I don’t read reviews before I go see films, I try to make up my own mind. Still I wasn’t expecting a lot from this film.
I’ve never really been a huge fan of Arthur films. First Knight was really really crap, imo, and Excaliber was a bit wierd. Plus there is the whole Monty Python thing :)

So why’d I go to see it?
Ray Winstone of course!

Cold Mountain [based on book]

I’m going to start this review by saying that I loved this film, it was really great. And I had had doubts before I went to see it. I hadn’t much liked the trailers, but a lot of reviews were positive and when I got to the cinema it was on at the right time. The film opens in the middle of the American Civil War, and Union troops laying explosions under Confederate lines. The opening minutes are filled with blood, gore and death. This is where we meet Jude Law’s character Inman, and through flashbacks we meet Nicole Kidman’s, Ada. Read more about Cold Mountain [based on book]