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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.

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