Review of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is good. Really good.


At the end of the movie the entire theater erupted into applause. Did I say it was good?


The film is emotionally very moving. I haven’t had tears in my eyes from a movie since , or from fiction since trilogy.


Stylistically, Narnia is a kids version of . Like Rings, Narnia was shot in New Zealand, and that vast Mythic England is on gorgeous display.


Narnia also had wonderful comic relief. The Beavers drew a reaction from everyone. As someone who hasn’t read the books, the identity of he-who-gives-the-royals-weapons was hilarious. You didn’t see that one coming!


There’s a good deal of anti-Naria hate in the media, and along with it frantic denials by Disney’s stooges that the movie has anything whatsoever to do with a certain Christian apologist. Anyone who watches the movie and can write, like ‘s Stefan Lovgren did…

However, Lewis himself said he didn’t set out to write a Christian story, but simply a great children’s tale. His creative influences, at least at the outset, were not Christian, but various mythologies from early cultures.

… is either crazy or culturally illiterate. (Or playing with language — like another writer criticized on tdaxp)

But such peevishness is besides the point. is a great movie. If is this good, I will be thrilled.

See now!