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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Year: 2005
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Directed By: Andrew Adamson
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, Willam Moseley
About: Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWKj41HZBzM

My Review:
Thinking about watching this film for the last couple I thought that I would re-watch this for the first time in a couple of years. Knowing this is something in which I watched throughout my teenage years I wasn't sure if this would be as good to me as an adult and as much as I did love it there was some things in which did annoy me.

I like how when they are in Narnia it seems to have a lot of mythological creatures such as fawns; unicorns; dwarfs and minotaurs showing how the world is different from their normality which is in England during the second the world war. I thought it was also good that it showed how they were evacuated from the cities to the country and how they not only got the escapism that they needed by going to the country but also discovering another world within a wardrobe. By having them as part of a prophecy that they would come to Narnia and help defeat the white witch with the help of Aslan I loved that it showed how much they were needed and how they could save people in which they ended up loving like a family which they weren't able to do in their real lives. By having Aslan as a lion who was the king of the land made a lot of sense to me as lions are kings of the jungle. As he is willing to sacrifice himself as well in order to save Edmond who betrayed them initially I thought was really sweet and showed how people deserve a second chance and people are able to change when they are given a chance to do so. By having in the war in which they took part in to help save Narnia from the white witch showed how they were willing to give their lives and how the people there were not happy and wanted to show their support and change the land in which they were living for the better. The battle scenes in my opinion were well done and showed how Santa already knew what was going to happen prior by giving the children the materials they needed to defeat the White Witch and to heal the people of Narnia. I also thought that by showing at the end of the movie how the professor who the children were living with had also been to Narnia made me wonder how he had been there and what he done when he was there and left me wanting to have more details about his time there and how Narnia had changed in the time he had left. Not only this but by showing how the wardrobe was still lighting up at the ending I thought was a great way of showing how Narnia was still there and left me wanting to see more adventures of the land.

I did however think at times the film was too dark in terms of lighting and it made it hard to make out everything in which was happening on the screen which did make me rather bored at times as I couldn't really make out everything in which was happening on the screen. I did also think that the CGI could have been better at times as with it being great for some of the creatures in which was in the movie and others seeming not quite right like the wolves which just looked off when they were on the screen.   

Overall, I thought that The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is a good family movie and one that I did enjoy and hope that people will continue to watch in the future. I would recommend this film to those who are looking for a family movie which has action in it as well as adventure but without the humour which is in so many.

My Rating: 4/5 

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