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The Chronicles of Narnia

The Lion, Witch, & the Wardrobe,
2005, Disney, PG


THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA
The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe

My favorite national review of this movie said "it would be better without the religious implications." Obviously, they are not familiar with C.S. Lewis' allegorical work.

The first installment, and most famous of the Chronicles, is about four children who escape a war-riddled London and move into a professor's house. A game of hide-and-seek leads to a gateway to the mysterious world of Narnia. The children receive help from creatures such as fauns and talking beavers. They eventually come across a Messiah-like lion named Aslan. The children are chosen to lead an army against the evil Ice Queen for the freedom of Narnia.

The acting from the children was outstanding and the special effects were on par with the Lord of the Rings. It is easy to compare special effects with the Lord of the Rings series.

If you have read the book, I believe you will be well-pleased with the film. Although it has been deemed as a "family" movie, there are enough violent scenes to keep small children at home. There is violence, but no blood shed in the movie.

It is an uplifting movie and there are many themes to think about.

- Cody Usher


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