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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  PG Closed Captioning

Andrew Adamson

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Plot Summary

Prepare to enter another world when Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media invite you to experience C.S. Lewis' timeless and beloved adventure as never before. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter, four siblings who step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, they discover a charming, once-peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the magnificent lion Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a tremendous, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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76%
  • Reviews Counted: 209
  • Fresh: 159
  • Rotten: 50
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: This PG-rated movie feels safe and constricted in a way the story never does on the page. It leaves out the deep magic of a good movie, or a good sermon: the feeling that something vital is at stake. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Aug 14, 2007

Fresh: It's a work of profound ambition, and, in adapting it for the screen, the makers of The Chronicles of Narnia don't shy away from its demands. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Long may it roar. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: It's a sturdy adaptation, and if The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe doesn't capture the magic of C.S. Lewis' books, it comes a fair sight close to catching it. – Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

The Best Movie of All Time

It just can't be beat. This was by far, the best adaption of a book into a movie that I have ever seen. The movie was exactly the way I had always pictured it (and mind you, I have grown up on these books!), and I was blown away by it's accuracy. In terms of: Acting: Amazing! For a handful of young actors with little to no experience, the four children who portrayed the Pevensies did a stellar job. William Moseley was incredibly talented (as well as ridiculously handsome) in his portrayal of the character Peter. Anna Popplewell did well at the part of Susan; very believable. Skandar Keynes played Edmund like he was born to do it; I think we can all relate to his character in some way. As for Georgie Henley, she was an absolutely spot-on Lucy. Story: It was written by C.S. Lewis; need I say more? I think that there is something in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe that will appeal to everyone. Special Effects: Yes, CGI has come a little ways since this rendition of 'Narnia', but it's still impressive nonetheless. The battle was absolutely incredible, and still takes my breath away every time I watch the movie. Aslan, in my opinion, was much better in this film than in 'Prince Caspian'. Whether it was his more realistic size in this movie, or perhaps because he had less camera time, I'm not sure. That's not even to mention the abundant amount of fantasy creatures that are brought to life, such as centaurs, fauns, minotaurs, dryads, gryphons, pheonixes, giants, satyrs, and Peter's beautiful unicorn. Soundtrack: The score from this movie was much more original than the second one. Every song is unique and beautiful, and perfectly fits with whatever is happening in the scene. My conclusion is that this is the greatest film of all time, and should not be overlooked by anyone.

Why Full price?

This came out 3 years ago, why charge the full price and not the modest $10 like others

The best fantasy since Harry Potter

This movie is seriously amazing. Everthing about it is just perfect. It's the best fantasy since Harry Potter, and the sequel is even better. However, I won't be purchasing this until it drops to $9.99. There's no point in paying full price for a movie that's been out for 3 years. At $10, I'd gladly put this movie on my iPod to watch over and over again.

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