Saturday, December 10, 2005

Narnia Update

OMIGOD, OMIGOD, OMIGOD, OMIGOD..........

OMIGOD - GOOD.......so good it was BRILL :-)


OK, time to flesh this out a bit..... :-)
I first read the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe at about 6 years old. It has remained my favourite childhood book for the last 35 years! :-)
As I previously said, I always wanted to be Lucy, but overall the four children matched my family. The eldest son, strong and reliable; the elder sister, watchful and careful of the little ones; the younger son, bitter and vengeful; the younger sister (that would be me!), misunderstood and mostly ignored.
The book covers the relationships much more than the film does, and you really learn to hate Edmund in the beginning!
OK, off to Narnia. Mr Tumnus was fantastic! Dunno who he was, but he was fabulous - just as I had pictured him. The beavers were excellent, little furry homebodies, Mrs Beaver packing for the trip (it's in the book, people!).
The White Witch - awesome. Tilda Swinton (the only face I really recognised) was superb, following on her performance as Archangel Gabriel in Constantine (the only good thing in THAT film!). She was a mix of Gabriel and the Borg Queen - eerily scary. And they got the hot cocoa and turkish delight in there too!
And the most controversial character - Aslan. Aslan is supposed to be a parody of God or Jesus. I just thought he was this cool talking Lion who led the revolt against the Witch - but then hey! I was a kid! Aslan was out of this world. He was earthy and ethereal at the same time. He was everything I dreamed of.

Oh, and one other thing? The film had many small scenes which were taken straight from the illustrative plates in my children's version all those years ago. The children in their fur coats, Edmund talking to Aslan and the Stone Table.

Can't wait for Prince Caspian......

cq

24 comments:

Juggling Mother said...

I'm guessing that was good Ohmigod's?

A couple of niggles, which I'll put on my review when I do it, but generally

it was bloody brilliant!

I'll have to go see it again soon, minus LMB's chatter, Mstr A's explanations of how phoenix' are pokemon & LMD's crawling antics:-)

oh yes, MSM

ribbiticus said...

with that kind of review, i take it you enjoyed it? lol! can't wait for it to be shown here myself...:)

CyberKitten said...

I kinda noticed you liked it CQ........

craziequeen said...

Did I bruise you again?

Or was it just the unbidden tears that gave it away...?

You know - I have *never* done that...

cq

rashbre said...

I like succinct reviews. I'd better go see it.
rashbre

Juggling Mother said...

I've posted my review now.

Sorry, it rambles a bit Rashbre:-)

CyberKitten said...

No bruises... though I was rather surprised by the tears.... I just guessed that you REALLY liked it...... (grin)

craziequeen said...

They surprised me too....elation, I guess...or maybe relief....

It was just how I remembered it from the book!

cq

CyberKitten said...

I think it was probably relief that Disney didn't ruin it........

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That sounds like a *****Star Film!!! Happy to hear that CQ....I am anxious to see it!

Just heard about the explosion...hope it wasn't anywhere near you or the Aginoths...Do they have any idea what it was? You know what we hear here and what the realities are, are two different things...I dearly hope ALL is well there with all the very dear UK Bloggers I've come to know and love!

melinama said...

I saw it and loved it though I expected not to after all the super-Christian hype. Aslan was iffy but everybody else - great! I loved Mr Tumnus and the Ice Queen too. And after the awful, awful version shown on TV years ago, this Lucy was wonderful in comparison to that one whom I wanted to sock.

melinama said...

Oh yeah, here from Michele...

kenju said...

What explosion??? CQ I also loved the books and I was afraid that the movie would pale by comparison, as many do. But I loved this version and can't wait for the next. I think I will re-read all the books too!

Michele sent me today.

Lazy Daisy said...

Saw it yesterday and totally agree! I'm with you...bring on Prince Caspian!

Michele sent me and I'm glad I came!

Lazy Daisy

aka_monty said...

I can't wait to go see it~~I loved the series as a child AND an adult, and my daughter loves them too.

Voyage of the Dawn Treader was one of my FAVORITE favorites! :)

kimbofo said...

Sounds like you enjoyed it then? ;)

I really want to go see the film - may do it over the Xmas break when I'm looking for something to do one lazy miserable London afternoon.

PS> Michele sent me.

http://kimbofo.typepad.com

WendyWings said...

I am SO SO glad you loved it, keep encouraging your friends and everyone you know to go see it. Prince Caspian is dependant on the numbers.
Mr Tumnus was James McAvoy who did a great job of getting rid of his Scottish accent for the part.
The kids are on tour in the States for a few days. Just heard from Adult Edmund this morning,so far everything is looking good for the next one ;)
Oh Michele sent me but I was coming here to look for your review ANYWAY lol

Angie said...

Love your take on the movie. :) I haven't seen it yet, but I plan to soon.

Angie said...

I forgot to say...Michele sent me. :)

Marcia said...

oh, I'm so jealous... I haven't had time to run out and see it... they were my favorite books as a child, too!

craziequeen said...

ooh marcia - go, love, GO!! You won't regret it.....
Park everything, grab a mate and go.....

cq

annette said...
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annette said...

I want to see that one! I love C.S. Lewis.

silentmum said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! Boo had a few moments that were scary but it was amazing...laughed and cried- one of top ten of the year...definitely...