iTunes (U.S.)
eBay (U.S.)
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
     1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
    2. Aladdin (2019)
   3. Pokémon Detective Pikachu
  4. Avengers: Endgame
 5. Shazam!
6. Dumbo
         1. Gladiator
        2. Batman
       3. Nightmare Before Christmas
      4. Titanic
     5. Justice League
    6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
   7. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
  8. Maleficent
 9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
10. Edward Scissorhands
Home Page
Menu Options ▼

Edit | Delete
• Posted by: rusmeister   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, August 29, 2008, at 10:14 p.m.
• IP Address:

A very nice review - I have an objection on just one point: "Director Andrew Adamson remains loyal to the general plot of the original story, meaning that there are naturally more battle sequences and less of the outward religious allegory."

A lot of intelligent stuff has been said at the biggest Lewis fan site "Into the Wardrobe" on their Narnia forum. In brief, this one statement is self-contradictory - if Adamson HAD remained loyal to the plot, then there would have been fewer battle sequences and more of the theme of returning to faith after a major (and lengthy - 1300 years) falling away and things like skepticism. Adamson largely invented the battle scenes, which Lewis describes scarcely or not at all, and so battles dominate the film where they did not dominate the book - indeed, people who have seen only the film might well be excused for wondering what's the big deal about a bunch of kids being in these battles.

That was my only complaint. Otherwise, nice reviewing!

Into the Wardrobe

Copyright © 1998-2019, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the site may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. Scoreboard created 7/24/98 and last updated 4/25/15.