The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe... (Movie Adaptation)
The first movie in the tale of Narnia is due out this summer/fall. The trailer shown before Revenge of the Sith suggests a visually-powerful movie with special effects sufficient to
the story, but don't offer a great deal of insight into the quality of
the story. It could be as good an adaptation of the novels as The
Lord of the Rings, or as poor as, well, typical Hollywood. The
religious theme of the movies is particularly vulnerable to the tin ear
for religion that the industry is known for... and, of course, it's
been such a long time since I've reread the novels that I won't be able
to tell the difference unless I arrange a reread ahead of time.
So onto my list they go...
More information on the movies is available from Disney, including online versions of the trailers if you look (it's a couple clicks deep into their flash interface).
The good news, of course, is that the special effects are being handled
by Weta; the same people who did that task for The Lord of the
Rings. That fact alone promises much to me.
This entry was published Sat Jun 11 18:13:03 CDT 2005 by Matthew
and last updated 2005-06-11 18:13:03.0.