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Movie Review-The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Tilda Swinton plays the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, based on the classic novel by C. S. Lewis. Four children find themselves ferreted away from London during World War II and escape into the magical world of Narnia.  Photo courtesy Google Images
Tilda Swinton plays the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, based on the classic novel by C. S. Lewis. Four children find themselves ferreted away from London during World War II and escape into the magical world of Narnia. Photo courtesy Google Images

By Isaiah Smith /reporter

Tilda Swinton plays the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, based on the classic novel by C. S. Lewis. Four children find themselves ferreted away from London during World War II and escape into the magical world of Narnia.  Photo courtesy Google Images
Tilda Swinton plays the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, based on the classic novel by C. S. Lewis. Four children find themselves ferreted away from London during World War II and escape into the magical world of Narnia. Photo courtesy Google Images

If you like the Lord of the Rings series, then you will LOVE this movie.

The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a classic novel by C.S. Lewis, comes to life and smacks you in the face with so many special effects you’ll wonder if a Minotaur is about to jump out at you.

Adapted to screenplay by Ann Peacock and directed by Andrew Adamson, this film is one of the best novel-based movies I’ve ever seen, with most of the dialogue coming straight out of the novel.

This film stars Georgie Henley (Lucy Pevensie), Skandar Keynes (Edmund Pevensie), William Moseley (Peter Pevensie) and Anna Popplewell (Susan Pevensie) as four children ripped from home by World War II eventually find themselves in the magical world of Narnia.

The scenery in Narnia is simply breathtaking; this movie is so visually stunning you get sucked right into the screen while watching.

The White Witch, played by Tilda Swinton, is both beautiful and chillingly evil … exactly how I imagined her when I read the book.

Swinton gives the best acting performance of the film and steals the show. If it were up to me, she would already have an Oscar.

The film has a great flow and even better music to go along with it. Singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette’s “Wunderkind,” played through the credits, echoes the film’s overall feeling.

This movie has plenty of mass appeal. It’s safe enough to take children, but not so safe adults get bored and feel they’re at a kid’s movie.

This film has plenty of depth because it sticks to the original novel so well; it’s actually a parable that tells the story of Christianity in a new way with the White Witch representing Satan and Aslan (voiced by Liam Neeson) representing God.

I would recommend this movie to anyone. You can take a date, your kids, even your grandma and odds are good they will all like it.

Plenty of plot for the girls and plenty of fights for the guys means it even appeals to both genders. It’s no wonder this film was No. 1 for almost a month after it’s Dec. 9 release.

I definitely predict some Oscars for this film if not for best film then at least for cinematography or the score.

This is a total triumph of computer animation, and the Minotaur/centaur fight scene is worth the ticket price by itself.

Overall, I’d give this movie five stars because of its flawless acting and seamless transfer from novel to movie.

This film will probably be a classic, so go see it now and be a part of history.

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