The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
C.S. Lewis classic work of children’s literature is brought to exuberant life with enticing visuals and bright performances under the guidance of director/co-screenwriter Andrew Adamson (“Shrek” 1 & 2) and the aid highly skilled animators, production designers and crew. Four young British siblings, living under the duress of WW II, take refuge in the country mansion of a kindly professor (Jim Broadbent) where they discover a passage to a fantastical wintry land via an old wardrobe. The children learn important lessons regarding betrayal, leadership and overcoming fear from a mystical ruler lion named Aslan (voiced by Liam Neeson) as they are plunged into a war against Jadis, the White Witch (Tilda Swinton). The movie features a cornucopia of talking creatures including centaurs, minotaurs and fauns that do battle in the film’s surprisingly violent climax to liberate Narnia from Jadis’ wintry curse.
Rated PG. 132 mins. (B) (Three Stars)
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