Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Calling all Narnia Fans
Have you seen the new Narnia movie, Prince Caspian? We went and saw it yesterday. I thought it was a very well done movie as far as animation, action, special effects and acting were concerned. I had tears running down my face at the end. But. I knew the basic storyline from the book, prior to going in to the theatre. Yet I was surprised how much had been altered that I was not aware of. There was a fair amount. So, what did you think of the movie? Or, for that matter, the book? Both Philip Pullman (who is vehemently anti-C.S. Lewis and anti-Christianity) and J.K. Rowling have criticized the Narnia series for being racist and anti-feminist. I would absolutely disagree, but I am partial to C.S. Lewis, particularly after reading some biography and seeing Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of him in the movie Shadowlands. I have to add that in the first few seconds of the film, when the girls run across the street, that's Trafalgar Square in the background...and we've BEEN there!