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Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

I had a chance to see this movie this weekend...I thought it was wonderfully done, the animals voices where great and the special effects where great to. However I did thing that the actors that played the children where a little on the whining side, at lesat it was annoying me a little. Some of the changes that I noticed that occured, the beginning was a little different and the lay out of the battle sequence was a little different also from the book (why was there a phoenix in the movie?--x-men much ) anyway, for what it was, i thought the battle seqience was a done pretty well, of course it was hard not to think about Lord of the Rings during the battles, but if you kept it out of your mind the battle sequences where doing pretty well.

Over all, well done movie, looking foward to seeing the next one--
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i agree, the effects were spectacular. This is the first movie ever to have talking animals that don't make you cringe. Everything is superbly natural, and it's impossible to tell scenes with effects from those with none.

apart from that, i thought it was fairly poorly paced, too much time in real world, too much time devoted to the jesus style sacrifice, and not enough time for the arch-nemesis. Which, by the way, was by far the best part of the movie -- the white witch, especially in the battle scenes. Tilda Swinton saved this movie like Johnny Depp saved the pirates.

overall, well done, perhaps geared a little too much toward the childs, still looking forward to the next one

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I read these books when I was quite young...I can hardly recall much about them to be honest. I thought the movie was just fantastic. The CG was barely perceptible, the effects were spectacular, and the acting superb. I think the beginning was probably a little too long in the real world (train especially), but otherwise there was barely any time spent in the WWII time. Truly, this movie is worth seeing. And as far as geared towards children...the violence in the battle scenes really was NOT for kids...I was surprised (now I love a good violent movie...don't get me wrong) that Disney went into such detail with stabbing and such. There was really no blood aside from existing wounds (no Gladiator style blood spray) though, so I guess it was ok. I am tempted to go back and read the books again! Anyhoo, really, a must see if you like epic tales.

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Good movie. Like Glaive81, it's hard not to think about LoTR when watching this movie, but if you don't compare the two, I'd say Narnia did very well with the battleseens and story. I loved watching the animals in the battle though...It just looked really awesome. I will definently watch the next one.

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I saw it yesterday and I think it was awesome. I didn't read the book though, but I enjoyed the movie a lot.

Can't wait for the sequel.

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Re: Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Saw it yesterday and admit it was a good movie. My date noted alot of referances/similarities to the Bible which after talking to her became readily apparent... Over all I say that the bombig/train scene had to be done to set up the storyline so we would understand what that time period was like and the desperation that had to have occured for Mothers to send their kids away to strangers....The kids were a bit whiny but I believe it was due to the roles they were playing.... Whoever played the older sister will be a knock out in 3-4 years...She had the most beautiful eyes.......


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C.S. Lewis is the cover story in the 12/12/05 issue of USN&WR. Very interesting article...

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I liked it a lot. The one thing that bugged me - ok, I can buy that the children learn how to fight quite quickly - the problem is that they didn't. They did well fighting while using HORRIBLE styles. Peter should have been killed by the queen about half a second, using like baseball swings for swordfighting like he did.

Other than that, I loved the movie.
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CS Lewis had based some of this story along the bible was my understanding.

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