I just have to say I saw Narnia yesterday and it was ALL it should be.
Very well done and true to the story and feeling of the book. People may compare it to LOTR, but it never was similar, except as a magical fantasy story. And if you recall that it was written for a children's level (as LOTR was NOT - except maybe the "Hobbit" was equally *children's level oriented* than LOTR), then you will see why these two stories are not meant to be compared.
But most interesting to me is all this *Christian*/*Biblical* comparison. I NEVER felt that reading these books nor does it really strike me in this movie...except the basic Good v Evil (as Christ is the good v Satan the evil), and the supposed allegories to the Easter Resurection. (And I Know what Lewis said about this bit.)
But it's more a magical realm with about as much "biblical" as reading Greek Mythology of fauns and centaurs, and minotaurs. NOT biblical really at all. But funny that they try to *sell* it that way. (And there is Father Christmas...true to the story line.)
I do recommend it as faithful to the feel and sense of the books, and a good rendition of a childhood favorite (without added pro-forma Hollywood cutsie references or throw away lines to tart it up.)
It is the story as told in the book.
Karen on 12.10.05 @ 07:09 AM CST