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« on: December 13, 2005, 11:55:15 AM »

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Has anyone seen the movie, "The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe"?
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2005, 12:04:59 PM »

Yes.  It was good.  Go see it.

I read the books, but it was around 15 years ago and I hardly remember anything.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2005, 12:32:06 PM »

I saw it last Friday.ÂÂ  I never read the book, but I enjoyed the movie tremendously.ÂÂ  The underlying Christian message is quite apparent, and it certainly was very inspiring.ÂÂ  Good stuff.

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2005, 12:46:17 PM »

Excellent, pretty faithful to the book.  The Christian themes shine through.

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2005, 02:00:14 PM »

so good! go see it, now! Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2005, 02:53:39 PM »

Glory to Jesus Christ!

I did see it on Friday, in the midst of a snow storm.  I agree, the religious themes really come right out at you.  I am in the process of reading the books and hope in the near future to do a children's sermon on it.  Also. heard that they are planning to do the next book in the series.
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2005, 03:00:12 PM »

Saw it Sunday night, it was very close to the book (what I could remember of it, having read it last time 10+ years ago). 
All my friends that I went with were also very pleased with it, though only 1 of them besides me had actually read it. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2005, 03:20:17 PM »

I saw it last weekend and was very impressed.  It was very faithful to the book.  I recommend it highly.
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2005, 03:57:46 PM »

Wow!  I loved these books when I was a kid.  Right up there with "The Hobbit" and LOTR.  I will check out the film for sure, after hearing what you guys have said and having heard a favorable review on the radio.  BTW, according to the reviewer, this is really a great movies for kids about 7-13 years old, if anyone out there has this to think about.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2005, 12:45:24 PM »

I saw the film last night and thought it was brilliant.  I was especially impressed that Disney did not water down the underlying Christian message.  It's all in there!  In fact, because the book is so short and "simple," the makers did not have to cut much out -- if anything, they were able to add some depth to the story (e.g., the bombing of London and the children's trip into the countryside at the beginning). 

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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2006, 08:02:24 AM »

I saw it last weekend with my 12 yr old stepson, and was able to explain the gospel to him using the characters in the movie. I thought it was  a great movie.
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2006, 04:23:26 PM »

Glory to Jesus Christ?

Has anyone seen the movie, "The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe"?

I havn't seen the movie, but i read the book in 4rth grade, and i remember loving it!
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2006, 04:27:28 PM »

I saw it on a plane ride recently.  It was very well made.  There are some scenes that may be disturbing (I found the bombing raid at the beginning very heart wrenching) but I think it is a great movie for children.
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2006, 05:02:38 PM »

The Lion, The Which, and the Wardrobe was one of the first books I read, so it has a special place in my heart  Cool I enjoyed the movie, though obviously not as much as the actual book. The only issue I had was that I would have liked it a bit shorter, but perhaps that was not possible given all the ground/development that had to be covered.
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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2006, 08:12:54 AM »

Okay, i just saw the movie couple of days ago. It was okay, a tab bit freaky. I have to say, reading the book was much better, i'll stick with the reading. However, C.S. Lewis himself said he would never want his books to become a movie, he had his reasons, which i believe were correct.
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2006, 08:43:20 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2006, 02:47:21 AM »

I enjoyed it.

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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2006, 08:34:08 PM »

Great movie. Very faithful to the book. Watch it as if you were a child.

It's not about Narnia, nor its inhabitants. It's about the children growing up.
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« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2006, 08:57:18 PM »

Great movie. Very faithful to the book. Watch it as if you were a child.

It's not about Narnia, nor its inhabitants. It's about the children growing up.

I enjoyed the book as a child, it was one of my favorites! Actually, if i were to watch the movie as a child, i think i would've been REALLY scared. That bull and those scary creatures in the movie scared me now at this age. I probably would've died if i were younger, lols.
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« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2006, 10:12:57 PM »

Some of the child actors were not very good...especially at believable crying.  The white witch did a good job as did the beavers.  My children enjoyed it way more than I did.  I found the book better.
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« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2006, 08:55:55 AM »

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I look forward to the sequels.   I really enjoyed the movie, tho I know many prefer the BBC version.  I can see their point as I prefer the BBC version of the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy more than the big screen version.
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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2006, 01:38:28 PM »

Some of the child actors were not very good...especially at believable crying.  The white witch did a good job as did the beavers.  My children enjoyed it way more than I did.  I found the book better.

While i was watching the movie, i thought the same, that the child actors were not doing a good job at the acting. They either had a slightly surprised or dumbed out expression whenever something happend. The white witch did a good job because she is an "actual" actor. Have you seen that movie Constantine? She's in that movie playing as Angel Gabriel, and she does a good job of that too.

Also, i have to agree with you, that the book was defiantly better.
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« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2006, 10:58:53 PM »

Hey... I thought I recognized the White Witch.  I also saw Constantine (despite my low opinion of  Keenu Reeves acting ability) because of the subject matter.  Anyway, the movies charachterization of Archangel Gabriel was quite disturbing because of the jealousy and vindictiveness on the part of the angel.  Also, Hades was a shown as a hot post war desert land.  However, the movie did keep my attention.

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« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2006, 04:38:17 AM »

There are actually several movies I have seen recently in which both Gabriel and Michael have been portrayed as demented, angry and cruel. It just another  strike at orthodox beliefs.

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« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2006, 11:36:18 PM »

I disagree on the child actors.  They seemed to me to fit quite well the pattern/characters in the books and a particular way of upbringing allowing for their place in the family.  There are a number of children's books/stories with children like that, many British.  The E. Nesbit books are one example.

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