Tuesday, December 13, 2005

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

"C.S. Lewis’ timeless adventure "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" follows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings -- Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter -- in World War II England, who enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of hide-and-seek in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Under the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler, the lion Aslan, the children fight to overcome the White Witch’s powerful hold over Narnia in a spectacular, climactic battle to free Narnia from Jadis’ icy spell forever. "


WARNING! Some not so surprised spoilers ahead.

Big mistake. No, the movie wasn't that bad, but stupid me for reading some reviews about the show, some idiot compare it with Lord of the Rings. Set my expectation too high. Nothing close to LOTR, may be the computer graphics.

Bloody killing scene are minimized, all good guys didn’t die, all bad guys died, it's filmed for the kids in the first place, so it's almost save to bring kids to watch, if they don't have lion phobia. A very typical storyline of:

"Nobody -> Suddenly become hero -> Dunno can make it a not -> Someone important main/not main character died -> Turn anger into courage -> The Biggest bad guy died, enemy flee -> Happily ever after -> END."

Since it is children show, it is not correct to see so many peoples die, especially the good guys. As for the bad guys, they are meant to die in the first place. So they add a "Magic potion revive all dying GOOD people" just before the end. Now that's REALLY HAPPILY EVER AFTER coz no one dies. WAR with no/little casualties? It doesn't make sense at all.

Ok ok, I'd been very harsh. Despite the "no surprise" storyline, they manage to put everything in it nicely, the story flow is slightly slow, you can catch up easily. Good computer graphics bringing you into the world of Narnia, Dr. Dolittle style talking animals, it's still worthy watch.

I especially liked Skandar Keynes, playing Edmund Pevensie, the bad boy traitor. He got all the expressions on his face, like, you don't even have to listen to what he says, just by looking at him you'll know what he is up to next. The hatred, jealousy, regret, sorry... you could feel the essence from him.

Strange but, why the little cute blonde girl, Lucy Penvensie grown up and NOT blonde anymore, may be she dye her hair or something?

Ops.. the rating... 6/10 only.

p/s : WAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA.... I'M GOING FOR KING KONG PREVIEW TONIGHT! After so many years, PREVIEW! Feel like moving ahead of other people, sitting in the most advance technology, getting the best laksa when the stall just open and the soup wasn't mix with water to cater for the later crowd...


Anonymous erizabesu said...

haha, its true, i watched narnia too and told my frens not to compare it with LOTR, just like not to compare perhaps love with moulin rouge/chicago...

and wat's king kong got to do with laksa?

2:08 PM  
Blogger way said...

my next movie will be perhaps love i think...
Go Balik Pulau get a bowl of laksa in the morning and get another one in the evening, you'll know.. :P

2:14 PM  
Anonymous erizabesu said...

perhaps love ah...its a bit draggy...the music and jacky cheung's great though..and do not expect it to be like moulin rouge..its more of a sad love story..

11:26 AM  

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