At the Star Wars movie the other day, we happened to see the teaser trailer for the upcoming movie: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

The Chronicles of Narnia are perhaps some of the best books I have ever read. I read them as a young child, and reread them again a couple of years ago. They are wonderful stories in their own right, but they are so full of rich symbolism and meaning that they are eminently more enjoyable now.

My wife read the series after me and loved them as much as I did. She had tears in her eyes during the trailer. She wants to see it NOW. (It will be in theaters on December 9)

I hope the movie is a faithful rendering of the book. The creatures and effects are being done by WETA (of LOTR fame), so it will be spectacular in that regard. It’s also being shot in New Zealand. I think it’s a nice coincidence (?), given that Tolkien and Lewis were wonderful friends for much of their lives.

Something fascinating that I learned in biography of C.S. Lewis by A.N. Wilson is that Lewis is credited for pushing Tolkien to finish Lord of the Rings.

I just hope that they eventually decide to do all of the books. The stories are amazing, and the images I see in my head are only possible now with the magic of computers. The children they’ve picked for this movie look solid, too.

We’ve also been very fascinated with Lions as a result of the books.

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  1. Peter Ollom

    Honestly, I’am voiceless. The Shawshank Redemption is terrific. I’am quite young film fanatic, actually, this film came out whenI was very young, and therefore I am more accustomed movies with marvelous special effects, edge-of-your-seat action, et cetera. This film has zero of that, and however, it attracts . The way Frank Darabont applies the narration of Red to drive on the tale, the beauty of the film music applied (note the mouth harp used just earlier Red receiving the letter close to the end). The whole film, from beginning to end, from actions to sound, is a beacon of desire, judgement, and repurchase. The cast is pure, Morgan Freeman(Red) in reality brings about a refreshing feel to the story, and that’s precisely what the movie is, what a film should be. Highly recommended for each and everyone.

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