A Short Narnia Review
I just got back a bit ago from the Narnia movie. I have to say I was pretty impressed, they kept pretty well to the book. There are a few extra scenes, but mostly they help to explain more then “adding” to the story. One less then “PC” scene about a woman’s place in war is toned downed a bit, but not taken out entirely.
The effects were well done, that is all except the beginning blitz sequence --- I was a bit disappointed at that. I thought the little girl playing Lucy did a very good job for her age, and captured the awe of Lucy (as well as her nice but sarcastic nature.) The biblical allusions, particularly the gospel ones were still there, and at times I was honestly a bit moved! Lucy’s love for Edmond really shown through, as well as Aslan’s Christ like (as Lewis intended) nature. The only thing missing was Lewis’ narrator comments --- like pointing out how Edmond is the only one silly enough to close himself inside the wardrobe!
Over all it was quite good, I only wish the sound had been a wee bit louder in the theatre. I do wonder how others will feel about the film.