Narnia – The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe


Based on the classic novel by CS Lewis. Four London children are sent to a professors country home in order for protection during World War II. There they find a magic wardrobe which leads to a mystical land called Narnia, which is being ruled by an evil witch. To defeat the Witch, they must join forces with Aslan, the lion God of Narnia, and the great battle between good and evil.

I’ve been wanting to watch this film for some time actually as it’s one of the memorable stories from my childhood, the original book written by CS Lewis was penned around 1950, shortly after the second world war took place.

It’s a fantastic story, literally, like the Never Ending Story, witches, kings, magic, monsters and battles.

They really managed to capture the essence of the original tale and the direction and special effects were breathtaking, the blend of live action actors, puppets and CG is flawless and you aren’t really sure which is which, you are just taken in by the whole story.


I did notice it wasn’t given such a warm welcome in Malaysia, probably because not many people are familiar with the story.

I would say however it’s definately worth a watch, it is a kids story but I very enjoyed it nevertheless, it’s a very sweet story but exciting and mystical at the same time, with a good moral background of loyalty, bravery and camaraderie.

The acting is very good, and the characters are strong through-out the movie, you can see each child has a distinct character, then within narnia the battle of good vs evil.

I’d give it an excellent 8/10.




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13 Responses to Narnia – The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

  1. foodcrazee February 1, 2006 at 4:50 pm #

    I prefer the book. The ending is kinda boring, the witch is so easily defeated….

  2. FA February 1, 2006 at 7:59 pm #

    It’s good.. but not satisfying. Kids can act better than the Potter bunch.

    My family’s watching the DVD RIGHT NOW!

  3. cyber-red February 1, 2006 at 11:50 pm #

    I thought the movie did stay true the book after i read it but of coz the book talks more about depth when it comes to explaining the emotions and stuff.

    I enjoyed the movie as well nevertheless!

  4. movie lovers February 2, 2006 at 12:09 am #

    I’ve watched it with high expectation coz the story line sounds interesting and I haven’t read the book. Expecting something like Lord Of The Ring, the movie turns out pretty boring.

    Probably I should read the book first to enjoy this movie.

  5. Chris Chong February 2, 2006 at 10:51 am #

    I thought the movie was good, but it seemed a bit silly how all the kids could suddenly fight in a war after a couple of training sessions.

  6. Dabido (Teflon) February 2, 2006 at 11:10 am #

    I feel sorry for the polar bears – not only is their habitate disappearing due to global warming and they’re on the brink of extinction, but some witch makes them drive her chariot!
    It just doesn’t seem fair!

    Chris – In some cultures kids went to war without even a training session. Those who survived got to fight another day. These ones seem a little young though … but they’re only fighting muppets, CGI’s and stunt men, so it seems pretty safe to me. 🙂

  7. spiller February 2, 2006 at 11:29 am #

    agree with movie lovers.

    very predictable. sien.

  8. simmie February 2, 2006 at 3:08 pm #

    I thought the screenplay stayed as true as it could to the book compared to the Harry Potter movies.

    I think too many great classics are turned into movies. Not that it’s a bad thing. Reading the book is very different compared to watching the movie….especially the author’s desriptions or the emotions. Also, it’s a pity so many things have to cut out from the movie because of budget or time constraints.

  9. Chris Chong February 2, 2006 at 6:05 pm #

    Dabido – never underestimate a muppet…

  10. ShaolinTiger February 2, 2006 at 11:05 pm #

    foodcrazee: I have yet to find a case where the movie is better than the book, but alas, kids seem to have no desire to read nowdays.

    FA: Yeah DVD cheng ledi 😀

    cyber-red: Yah same here, I thought they did a good job

    Chris: Yeah well I guess that’s why the genre is called fantasy 😛

    simmie: Yah, I like the fact movie producers are trying to bring the classics to the new generation, and well movies seems to be the only delivery vessel, it’s a shame that the movies are never as satisfying as the books though..the potter films have been terrible

  11. Dabido (Teflon) February 3, 2006 at 11:58 am #

    Chris – You’re right, I forgot how formidable Master Yoda could be! 🙂

  12. Chris Chong February 3, 2006 at 6:13 pm #

    I was thinking more of Kermit…

  13. one of narniafans January 5, 2008 at 3:42 pm #

    Narnia is my favorite movies the sequel chronicles of narnia:prince caspian will release on 16th may 2008