Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Chronicles of Narnia

Today I bought “The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”. Ostensively it was for my grandson, but I knew I wanted to own it the minute I heard they were making the movie. I’ve loved the Chronicles of Narnia books for years and years. I read the series long ago, when all I’d ever read was Science Fiction and Fantasy. C.S. Lewis’ story about Narnia is an engrossing read and I urge you to pick up the books and give them a try.

I’ve heard this book and movie is an allegory for Jesus Christ but I’m not seeing that. It’s a fantasy for cripes’ sake. ALL fantasies use good vs. evil as their main plot lines. But, symbolism aside, it’s a heck of a watch. The special effects are amazing, the costumes brilliant, the acting (by the main characters) compelling and the story line extremely satisfying. It had me crying and laughing in all the right parts. The battle scenes were a little frightening for young ones. But if they liked Harry Potter, then they’ll like this because good triumphs over evil in the end. It kept DH awake for the whole movie, and that's a plus.

It was a good movie and I’m glad I bought it to add to Q’s collection. It's escapism at its finest and I only hope they make the rest of the series into movies.

2 comments:

Ivonne said...

Sally,

Sometimes when I read your posts it's like you're echoing my thoughts completely!

I too promised myself to buy the movie as soon as I heard it was being made. Apparently there already in the process of planning a second movie (as you know there were 7 books in all), but the second movie would focus on the third book in the series (can't remember title right now).

I still haven't bought the DVD but will soon!

Sally said...

Ivonne -

Somewhere I have the complete Narnia set of books. I'm definitely going to dig those out and re-read them. I'm so glad to hear that they are making a sequel. Can't wait to see it!