The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Rated: PG

Running Time: 140 Minutes

Year: 2005

Boobs: Zero

One Sentence: Jesus was a lion, A lion was a jedi, and Santa Claus looked a little rough.

I never read this as a kid, as most of these books that have been turned into movies, I have never read any of them really. I just never could focus that long on anything. It's amazing I can make it through some of the longer movies. So I have no comparison of the book or old cartoons to this release of the movie. I have been seeing the trailers for a few months now and it looked solid. Nice sets, good CG, fun story, evil and good, and all that. I guess I kinda knew the story, and had heard more and more as time came up to the release of the movie. I had heard most of the story already and after watching the movie I didn't feel surprised at all about anything that occured in the movie. More so than anything else that I have seen this year, it just seemed so…predictable. The movie was pretty that is for sure, and I guess it was put together well, nothing really to strike down against it as far as story, or film, or acting. But it was just to me, boring, or slow. I just was like OMG this movie is dragging on. I am not sure why. I guess it was made more for kids, and the peril was geared toward them and didn't really give me a sence of urgency or excitment at all. It was just eh to me. The White Witch played by the always creepy man/woman Tilda Swinton was pretty awesome. She looked amazingly beautiful and evil and really did a great job I thought, she was my favorite thing in the whole movie. The rest of the cast did all right. Lots of talking CG animals that looked pretty good as far as CG goes, but didn't really strike me as touching characters, they felt too non-human to me. In the end I would actually reccomend a low level queue rental for it, or to take the 10 year olds to the theater, I actually felt it could have been a bit violent for the younger kids, but no blood was shown, but a fair bit of death.

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