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

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For Narnia, And for Aslan

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a 2005 high fantasy movie directed by Andrew Adamson, who co-wrote with Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and Ann Peacock. The movie stars Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, James McAvoy, Tilda Swinton, and Liam Neeson. It is based on the book by C.S. Lewis.

Plot

After evacuating London during World War II, the Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, discover a world inside a wardrobe known as Narnia. Together they meet Aslan, talking animals, and fantastic beings, who help them defeat the tyrannical Jadis the White Witch from her grasp on Narnia.

Why It Rocks

  1. It is faithful in adapting from its source material, as well as keep its spirit.
  2. The acting is good, even from the child actors.
  3. The White Witch is an intimidating villain.
  4. The CGI still holds up.
  5. The movie won an Oscar for its make-up effects.
  6. It was shot on location in New Zealand, complete with spectacular cinematography.
  7. The ending battle is engaging and exciting.
  8. Aslan's sacrifice is pretty intense and gut-wrenching.
  9. It has a good sense of pacing.
  10. "For Narnia!"

Bad Qualities

  1. Before his character development kicks in, Edmund is a bit unlikable.
  2. Some of the effects don't hold up as well in today's standards.

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Trivia

  1. Andrew Adamson also directed Shrek and Shrek 2.