I was thinking if I should or shouldn’t spend the rare chance of going to the cinema by watching “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe“. I haven’t heard anything about this film before, except for a trailer that I saw once and didn’t particularly make anything of it. The rating on IMDB seemed high. So I decided to check it out.
Directed by: Andrew Adamson
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Kiran Shah, James Cosmo, Judy McIntosh, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Patrick Kake, Shane Rangi, Brandon Cook, Cassie Cook
IMDB raintg: 7.3
My rating: 7.0 [rate 7.0]
I wasn’t disappointed. It wasn’t breathtaking or anything, but it was a nice movie. It is a fairy tale with somewhat classical British favor – from castles, knights, and a magic world outside of the real one (connected via a well hidden gate) to character accents and tea traditions.
There were plenty of special effects. Some were very good, others needed extra work. There was a nice story behind the film. There was somewhat good casting.
I would appreciate a faster pace and/or more action. As it is, the film was a little boring and dry. There was a feeling that something great is going to happen, but it didn’t. There was only one battle at the end and it wasn’t all I hoped it to be.
Still, I enjoyed the film more than I expected I would.