The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
7 out of 10
Adeptation of a Popular Children's Novel
recent years adapting childrens novels into movies
has become popular. With Harry Potter and the "Series of Unfortunate
Events" being both best selling novels and top grossing films,
it was only a matter of time until the C.S. Lewis seven-book epic was
translated for the screen.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The
Witch and The Wardrobe is the
The process of adapting a popular childrens novel for the big screen is a difficult task especially with such beloved series like Narnia. Andrew Adamson takes the great strides to insure that the familiarity of the novels is not lost for quickly paced action scenes. His style is quite watchable as is this film. He doesnt throw you directly into the fantasy world but allows to slowly get into what Lucy and her siblings go through. Henley as Lucy is not cute but someone youd want to follow on her adventures not only for her honesty but her sense of adventure. Skandar Keynes plays Edmund the younger male child with both the mischievousness of a teenager but also as a more than one tone character as the film progresses. Anna Popplewell is Lucys older sister who acts as the voice of reason to the rest of family and is still handled effectively. Finally William Moseley is Peter the eldest child. Moseley plays with the combination of maturity but still with some childlike qualities underneath. The special effects on the whole were well done though you can tell they spent most of the money and time on the computer generated character rather than the fight scenes.
If you are looking for something with adventure, fantasy and nothing really deep or heavy to think about after, this film is for you. There are some scary scenes that younger children might not be able to handle.
Film Critic: Steven Scopa