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

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

December. 07,2005
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6.9
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PG
| Adventure Fantasy Family

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever.

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Perry Kate
2005/12/07

Very very predictable, including the post credit scene !!!

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Wordiezett
2005/12/08

So much average

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Intcatinfo
2005/12/09

A Masterpiece!

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Lachlan Coulson
2005/12/10

This is a gorgeous movie made by a gorgeous spirit.

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jmmustchin
2005/12/11

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is an adaption of C.S. Lewis' novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The film is set in World War II. During the German raids of London, four children (Peter, Susan, Edmund and Luce Pevensie) are sent into the countryside to Professor Kirke, to be taken care of during the Blitz. While there, they discover a magical wardrobe that transports them into another world - the world of Narnia! It is an enchanted word with fauns, dwarfs, talking beasts, and the like. However, it is held under the evil spell of Queen Jadis, otherwise known as the White Witch, who as put Narnia under an eternal winter - with no Christmas! The four children must team up with the great lion Aslan to defeat the Witch and restore peace to Narnia. The film is brilliantly executed with a good plot that flows smoothly and excellent actors - and voice actors. Liam Neeson provides a fantastic voice for Aslan, while Tilda Swinton plays the White Witch equally well. The actors for the four children - and all the other characters - do their jobs very well. The films special effects are brilliant and add quite a bit to the movie. The film is quite enjoyable to watch, and easily beats most - if not all - other fantasy movies I have seen. One of my favourite movies.

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vohnyamaguchi
2005/12/12

It was great to see an award winning book turned into a solid children's fantasy film. Especially to kick off the first movie in the Narnia franchise. I never would have guessed the movie was from 2005 considering that the special effects were so exceptional. The casting I believe was just as good. Tilda Swinton made a great White Witch and Liam Neeson nailed his role as Aslan capturing the selfless beast he was meant to be. Though the movie was fairly long, certain scenes did move rather quickly. Select portions of the story line passed by too quickly in the film like the ending fight scene between the White Witch's army and that of Aslan's. Also, more time could have been put into the training of Peter becoming a warrior instead of him hardly knowing how to use a sword against a wolf in one scene and being able to slay many of the witch's experienced army himself the next. All in all, it was still a great movie that I enjoyed very much and I'm looking forward to seeing the latest expansion in the franchise, The Silver Chair.

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Davis P
2005/12/13

Narnia is a book a series that I admittedly have not read, not a single one, but I have seen the film adaptations of those best selling books. This first installment is the best of all of them in my humble opinion. First of all, let's start with the sets. The film's sets are so on point for the time period this is set in, its very historically accurate and they all have great visual attraction to them. The Narnia scenery is beautiful, breathtaking views of snowy mountains, then of all a sudden, the season suddenly turns to a wonderful spring day, complete with trickling rivers, budding flowers, and a huge battlefield, which is where the big final battle takes place. The actors really handle their characters very well, all the teens are great actors/actresses and they all show great potential, especially Peter. Tilda Swinton is absolutely incredible as the White Queen, there couldn't have been a better choice to play the wicked antagonistic role. Tilda brings a certain cold, distant, and effortlessly evil presence to the role, which works very well. The writing is very good, it adds a good bit of character depth, which is pretty rare with movies starring teenagers. The effects, makeup (Oscar nomination), and the action sequences are all so intricate and well done. Especially the makeup, that is a very important factor for some characters in here. I suggest kids, teens and adults all see this if you haven't already had the pleasure. 9/10.

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jacklyn_lo
2005/12/14

This movie is about a parallel world called Narnia, its inhabitants and human kids who have found a portal to this land. In accordance with New Age "gurus", there are 7 parallel worlds around our Earth, each of them full of various creatures. Those creatures have different appearances such as, goblins, boggarts, etc., but also other dissimilar capabilities from our world. For example, animals - inhabitants in Narnia are able to talk, other creatures, like the witch, are capable of transforming a living person into a frozen statue.Normally, the inhabitants in the parallel worlds do not interact with each other, except in specific circumstances.The entry happens through certain portals on Earth. One of the most famous portals on Earth is Bermuda Triangle. In the Chronicles of Narnia, the portal is the wardrobe. In accordance to prophecy, Narnia will be freed from the power of the White Witch by the hand of a human. Prophecy as a spiritual awakening element is a very mysterious concept, which normally charms or/and scares people. From a spiritual point of view, prophecy is a destiny (= scenario), written for a land, person or even a civilization. Some predictions, as in this movie, give a hope and some induce a fear because humankind doesn't know how to deal with that. One more exiting spiritual element in the story is time. Time in the parallel world runs in a different way to our world. Kids are returning back home as the same age they had when they started their journey to Narnia.This positive movie with several spiritual-awakening elements is recommended for the whole family.

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