The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Based on the classic novel by C. S. Lewis comes the long awaited film, The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. During the bombing of London in World War II four children named Peter (William Moseley), Edmund (Skandar Keynes), Susan (Anna Popplewell) and Lucy (Georgie Henley) are sent to the countryside home of an eccentric professor for protection. One boring day during a game of hide and seek, Lucy accidentally stumbles into a wardrobe that leads to the mystical land of Narnia. The land is kept in snow and ice by the wicked White Witch (Tilda Swinton) who claims that it will always be winter and Christmas will never be celebrated in Narnia. When Edmund is captured by the White Witch, he betrays his siblings while they search for the wise lion god, Islan (voice by Liam Neeson) to join forces and defeat her. (No, they don’t have to follow a yellow brick road.) During their trip they meet giants, dwarfs and animals that talk. There is also a weapon-wielding Santa Clause. (It sounds like Santa might need protection from terrorists this Christmas.) This is a powerful, action packed movie that’s also touching and shows a clear distinction between good and evil. It’s full of colorful characters and the superb editing and directing makes it easy to follow and not confusing. Though relatively inexperienced, the four young actors seem like old pros and mix together perfectly. You might want to consider leaving the rugrats at home because the PG rating is pushed to the limit. I give this charming, magical film an A rating.
This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.