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Jan 15

Film review – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Film review – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

The Chronicles Of Narnia The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe

Rating: 7/10

Starring: William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Tilda Swinton, Liam Neeson, James McAvoy, Ray Winstone, Dawn French, Kiran Shah, Jim Broadbent, Elizabeth Hawthorne, James Cosmo, Michael Madsen, Patrick Kake, Shane Rangi, Morris Cupton, Judy McIntosh, Rupert Everett, Cameron Rhodes, Noah Huntley, Sophie Winkleman, Mark Wells, Rachael Henley

Directed by: Andrew Adamson

Review: Film review – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) – This is the first of what will be a series of films chronicling the famous C. S. Lewis series of books based around Narnia. Like The Lord of the Rings these books never looked like being translated into film successfully until modern CGI came about and transformed the possibilities. William Moseley plays Peter, Anna Popplewell – Susan, Georgie Henley – Lucy and Skandar Keynes – Edmund the four children transported to Narnia via a wardrobe they find when they are evacuated from London to a house in the countryside during World War II. While Peter, Susan and Lucy join the alliance against the White Witch with Aslan (voiced by Liam Neeson), Edmund is drawn into betraying them by the White Witch (played by Tilda Swinton). Peter, Susan and Lucy unite with Aslan and eventually free Edmund from the White Witch before joining battle against her armies for the prize of Narnia.

Its great to see what was once only an image in my mind based on the original books come to life like this. Though perhaps not as great a translation as that of The Lord of the Rings nevertheless good to see. Liam Neeson as the voice of Aslan was inspired and Tilda Swinton does a fine job as The White Witch. Not great, but good enough and great for kids.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Narnia:_The_Lion,_the_Witch_and_the_Wardrobe

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363771/

Amazon: Buy it

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