All I can say is WOW. We went to see “The Chronicles of Narnia” this afternoon and it was simply wonderful. Jami was so enthralled by the story, the visuals, the whole enchilada . . . it was a blast to see my girl leaning forward in anticipation of the next moment and then cuddling against my shoulder during a particularly tense scene only to lean forward again as if she could get closer to the action by getting closer to the huge movie screen.
All in all, I feel like they were incredibly faithful to the overall story and I LOVED the fact that they didn’t pussyfoot around the whole concept of Aslan’s taking Edmund’s place (the parallels between the story and Jesus taking our place were very clear, at least for those familiar with the Truth).
An absolutely beautiful movie that pays honor to the classic literature from which it comes. I think C.S. Lewis would approve. I recommend that you see it as soon as possible, and maybe even more than once. Jami asked if we could see it again as we were walking out the door of the theater and wanted to start reading aloud again as soon as we got home! I promised her that we would do some more reading Saturday evening before we finish decorating the Christmas tree . . .