Have yet to find a philosophical somewhere I am content to call home. The closest I get to a creed these days is a quote by John Green. "Whether I believe in God isn’t really relevant. I do believe however tenuously in Mercy" Due to a lot of personal reasons encountered along this journey, I have mostly stepped away from writing for now. Still, sometimes something stirs me and I need space to hash out my thoughts. So welcome to my little space along the journey.
Friday, December 09, 2005
Lion Witch & The Wardrobe Review
A wonderful telling of C.S. Lewis's wonderful tale. Andrew Adamson did magnificent. The children were acted excellently, and Weta workshop came through once again with the magic of bringing fantasy alive in reality. One can say only WOW!!! My 4 year old, the youngest in the audience by at least 3 years remained capitivated and entertained. I was surprised to hear Alanis singing at the credits her Theme Song Wunderkind, and loved the little extra after the cast list.
I must say, it is WELL worth your ticket price to see this first Chronicle of Narnia.
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So, why did it lose 1/2 a star?
Never got into that hype.. I suppose the book worm inme must read the book first and then proceed to watch the movie.. but I'm not into unrealistic fiction.. Harry Potter is about the extent of my tolerance. Whats the gist of the book?!
Ps.) Are you gonna be at Henry's whatever he's calling it that he's substituting?!
No I am not going to be there... I am no fan of a retreat that takes place in the freezing cold. Columbus day was actually too cold for my taste... but a winter retreat... no way.
I feel that a movie that is good deserves 3 stars. A movie that is great deserves 3.5 Stars and for a movie to earn 4 stars it must captivate the imagination, and lead the viewer to "feel" what the lead character feels. I don't feel Andrew Adamson pulled that off.
Kevin, how did your daughter handle the intense scenes like the battle, and the stone table? We've been trying to decide whether or not to take Max and I was concerned about the intense scenes...please let me know asap
I must say that Andrew Adamson did a maginifcent job of protecting children from the most intense moments of the film.
The battle is truthfully handled in such a way she never seemed stressed during it. She was stressed a few other times. The wolves holding the fox in his mouth bothered her a little, and about the stone table. AA cuts away to the White Witch's face and then to Lucy's Face while the knife is being plunged into Aslan. All in all I don't think he could have handled these scenes any better than he did.
I would have no problem recomending the movie to other parents of young children.
I personally wish they had left the moment in where Lucy gives Edmund the drop from the cordial and (in the book) Aslan tells her to visit the other wounded. But she is reluctant to leave her brother's side, to which Aslan firmly chides, "How many more must die for Edmund's sake?" Humbled, she tends to the others. I wanted to see Aslan's intolerance for any selfish attitude (not just the presence of the White Witch), even in those he loved.
But I enjoyed the film, just the same! I'd also give it 3 1/2 stars. Loved the Beavers!! Great character, great animation!
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