Title: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Production Company: Disney and Walden Media
Summary: World War II brings air raids to England, so the Pevensie children must journey to the safety of the countryside at an old professor's mansion. While playing a game of hide-and-seek, the youngest Pevensie, Lucy, stumbles upon a magical wardrobe in a spare room and sets foot into a land called Narnia.
~ The Pevensie Siblings: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy
~ Jadis, the White Witch
~ Mr. Tumnus
~ Mr. and Mrs. Beaver
Characters: We wholeheartedly approved of all the actors they cast for the Pevensie children, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver were perfect for the part of a humorous couple, and the wonderful graphics they used for Aslan were breathtaking! Definitely a win!
Plot: We were a bit disappointed when first viewing the movie as it didn't follow the book's plot line closely, but then again it was pretty good considering all the things they did remember to include from the book. So, who are we to complain?
Music: It was a wonderful music score (check out Jessa's Corner for some of the songs from the film)! Our favorites were "Into the Wardrobe" and "Father Christmas." However, we did not like the last song, "Can't Take It In", as it did not fit into the fantasy/adventure theme of the movie. Epic fail!
Scenery: We thoroughly enjoyed the rich, lush scenery, from the impressive vastness of the battlefield to the intricacy of the Beavers' dam on the river. The vibrant colors for Aslan's camp were perfect in contrasting the foreboding grayness of the White Witch's castle.
Advisory: There are a few scenes when the White Witch violently turns humans and animals into stone with her wand. The battle scene doesn't ever show any actual blood, but you can see Narnians being killed. Don't worry, it's not graphic. The most famous scene from the book was included in the movie when *SPOILER ALERT* the White Witch kills Aslan on the Stone Table. Not the best scene for younger kids to watch. *END SPOILER ALERT*
Rating: 5 Stars
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