December 05, 2005

Narnia Blogging

I gave into temptation and had a peek at the 9 minute trailer for The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

I get the distinct sense that the story has been punched up considerably - the single sentence at the beginning of the book about the Pevensy children leaving London because of the bombing seems to have been turned into a sort of mini-Luftwaffe version of Memphis Belle. The producers have also made the chase from the Beavers' House to the Stone Table much more nail-biting. And there are lots and lots of LoTR-style monster n' battle special effects.

Having said all that, however, I came away actually rather excited.

Now I'm faced with the problem of how many of the Llama-ettes to take to see it. The three year old is right out, of course. But I think this is going to be more than the five year old can handle, too, and she won't be happy about being left behind.

Yips! to the Colossus.

Posted by Robert at December 5, 2005 05:57 PM | TrackBack

Having said all that, however, I came away actually rather excited.

I almost fainted.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at December 5, 2005 07:52 PM

We're discussing whether our 6 year old is big enough to see it. We've read the book to him, but I imagine seeing Aslan die would be very hard for him.

Posted by: Jordana at December 5, 2005 10:41 PM

My fear is that the urge to grab as much of the LoTR crowd as possible will result in super-charged scary effects. As I say, I'm leaning toward kyboshing the five year old and I'm not sure I can let the seven year old go without putting in an awful lot of preliminary spade work.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at December 5, 2005 10:51 PM

I saw the trailer when I went to see Serenity, and I had tears in my eyes by the end of it.

Posted by: Brian B at December 6, 2005 09:22 AM