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Narnia

I went to see Narnia! I had mixed feelings over it. I think part of the reason why is that I never read the books, and from the movie, it was clear that there was a lot of context that I missed. So I might decide to read the books.

But I have a couple of other problems with the movie....


First, I have not gotten over Lord of the Rings. In every way, LOTR is how books should come to life on the big screen. And I feel like others (even Star Wars) can try as hard as they want and still not measure up).

Second, there was Lucy. The pig-faced little girl. I wasn't sure if she was supposed to be a human girl or a half-pig half-girl. I will have to read the book to find out. I have a feeling that maybe in future novels, she turns out to lead the pig-human race to freedom in Narnia or something like that.

Third, I was recovering from 3 weeks of holiday partying.


But the animals were cool, especially Aslan. And Mr. Tumlus was cool as well. And it seems that the Brits are becoming better thematic story-tellers which each series they bring to life (Harry Potter, etc, etc, etc)...

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sipho
Jan. 2nd, 2006 11:30 am (UTC)
What the hell? :P

Lucy was the star of that movie.
rcornelius
Jan. 2nd, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
I know she was...I was just thinking that they would pick someone maybe a bit more photogenic. And having 4 people on the throne as kings and queens seems counter-intuitive of human nature where one person should lead them all, otherwise I can envision that there would be a form of chaos. But then maybe my assumptions some true in future novels...?
malte
Jan. 2nd, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
Jeez, Rodney, isn't it good that they let through someone who doesn't look exactly like every other film star ever? Or are normal-looking people suddenly just not believable any more? Or too distracting?
rcornelius
Jan. 2nd, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
I know the way that I will answer this will forever change the perception of me, but...

the imagery was so beautiful, the other actresses and actors so handsome and attractive (even the guy who played the faun), that it was visually noticable that she was none of those things. not that she would have been better cast as a monster or something like that. but she just didn't seem to fit the part that they gave her. it's not like i was expecting a super model child...just something different.

i feel the exact opposite about harry potter. the star who plays him is actually too good looking.

i would have given the harry potter to that heavy-set kid from the Goonies.

But you know what, I'm still trashed from December. Maybe I'm best ignored on this topic :-)
malte
Jan. 2nd, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
Hmm, maybe it was some sort of let's-not-tempt-the-pedophiles-more-than-necessary sort of thing... unlikely but you never know.
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