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.