After asking eight different people who want to go to the movies with me last night, I was left going by myself making the 6:30PM showing at Callous in Langley, BC. The movie I wanted to see was the The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (140 mins) by Walt Disney and a story written by C.S. Lewis in the early 1950s. As a kid way back in the 1970s, the was the story of choice by my teachers who would read them during the reading period. I was infatuated with these stories. A decade later I purchases the entire volume of the sevens books and read them from book one to seven. The stories were wonderful, and seeing many (low budget) versions of the story, I was overly excited to hear that Walt Disney was doing a production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, knowing that it was going to be equalled to Lord of the Rings and other fantasy and science fiction movies with lots of computer animation work. I will give the movie 4 1/2 out of 5. There are some issues I have with the movie. First, a couple of lines and some scenes were not quite right, such as one line of Father Christmas when he gives Susan the Arrows and horn, which was a sexist remark about how war makes women ugly–I was iffy about that. And I noticed the scene of the White Witch and her sled getting stuck and forcing the dwarf to push it out as the one hundred year winter ends while she had Edmund with her.
So get out and see the Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe! It is a great story and the 2005 production is excellent! SEE IT!