Narnia! My sweet dh is taking the afternoon off, and we have our tickets for the 2:15 pm show!! More reviews:
Narnia a magic kingdom, says the NY Daily News
Grand-scale filmmaking done right, says the Washington Times
Magnificent, says Townhall.com
Opens the door to excitement, says USA Today
Beautifully realized, says the BBC
Absolutely amazing (Broken link, active December 9, 2005), says the Nevada Beehive
Sterling, well-told (Broken link, active December 9, 2005), says the Washington Post
LOTR and Passion of the Christ in one, says the Hollywood Report Card
Narnia has grandeur, imagination, says the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The anxious faithful can relax, says Christianity Today
Faithful to the book (Broken link, active December 9, 2005), says the Los Angeles Times
See the first batch of reviews here.
See a spoiler-laden nine-minute trailer here.
I was surprised at the number of snarky reviews I found. Apparently the usual suspects are trashing the movie, just as they did Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ. (Narnia everything that is hateful about religion; LOTR if Peter Jackson had blown it; etc. etc.) Christianity Today says, “Many mainstream journalists have treated the movie as a sort of pending terrorist attack.” How sad, but true. Let’s hope the box office helps them eat their words here as well.
And lastly, the Christian Post reports that a newly discovered letter of C.S. Lewis’ reveals the Narnia story is about Christ. Duh! Apparently this has been a big controversy among the ivory tower folks.
Update: I bet a lot of you have known this for months, but for all things Narnia the movie related, visit Narniaweb.com.
Update: The Wall Street Journal takes on the Narnia Trashers too.