December 14, 2005

I went to the cinema last night to watch The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I absolutely loved it. It is always a bonus when you love the story anyway but as usual I was a bit nervous about what they could have done with it. However I thought that it was very true to the book and it didn’t comes across as a Hollywood Blockbuster. I was scared that it would be Americanised but if it was I didn’t notice. Aslan was amazing, although a little less scary than I imagined he would be from the book. The White Witch was played very well by Tilda Swinton, she was scary!

The Children played their parts well, especially Peter and Lucy I thought. I was worried that at the end it would come across as they were real fighters all of a sudden but they retained that element of fear and a certain clumsyness in themselves that children their age would have.

I recommend it to everyone, especially if you are a lover of the books.

Of course I really want to read them all again now!


  • Reply Léonie December 14, 2005 at 2:00 pm

    I saw it the other day as well, and I thought it was good, but there were points where I was a bit disappointed. I can’t remember what they were, though..
    Oooh, and also, my cousin is best friends with the girl that plays Susan, and he was flown to New Zealand to stay with her during filming!! And he went to the premiere. What a claim to fame, eh?

  • Reply soulmining December 14, 2005 at 3:31 pm

    What surprised me was just how good the animation was of all the different animals.. I often find too much CGI off-putting, but it was done really well here, especially the wolves – they got the movements spot on for a change.

    Very enjoyable!

  • Reply Doug December 14, 2005 at 5:01 pm

    I think there were small things missing from the movie (like Aslan breathing on people) but over all, it was great. I didn’t like father christmas much either. And what do you mean Americanized?

  • Reply Dancinfairy December 14, 2005 at 5:15 pm

    Doug – I don’t mean anything bad by that it’s just that it was set in England and I was worried that the kids would have american accents and it would loose that essentially British feel. It’s just a personal thing I’m sure.

  • Reply Doug December 14, 2005 at 8:11 pm

    I thought maybe you meant we would have Aliens or Monsters and the Pevensie kids would be toting machine guns. Thats how Hollywood messes with movies typically.

  • Reply Léonie December 15, 2005 at 11:13 am

    Um.. well actually, something that confused me a little bit was the fact that the wolves had American accents. Perhaps the makers thought it sounded more sinister and gangster-like. But still, it’s a strange touch when the rest of the accents were British. Like the White Witch ships all her minions in from downtown Chicago because they have more knowledge of the ‘street’ and so are more capable of dealing with rogue fawns. Or something.

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