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LMei
10-03-2005, 01:57 PM
I just can't wait for the movie of "The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe"! I grew up with this story by C.S.Lewis and I love the entire chronicles. However, there are 7 books in all. And I am wondering if the producer is gonna make movies out of all 7 books or just this one in particular. It'll be disappointing as we already had the experience of "Lord of the Rings" where all 3 books were made into movies.

HTH
21-03-2005, 03:26 PM
I thnk they'll do a wait-and-see. If this movie (the lion, the witch and the wardrobe) went well, then they'll do another.

I finished the first book, and reading the second one. Hope to finish the book before they show the movie

Firefly
23-03-2005, 03:48 PM
my dotter finished all 7 boox within 2 weeks. :D

LMei
09-05-2005, 02:09 PM
I saw the trailer on TV! That got me so excited. If only the wait isn't that long... Dec 9. Here's some news of the movie:

http://www.narniaweb.com/news.asp?id=257&dl=2746045

For those of you who have not read the book, try it. It's easy to read unlike LOTR.

Pets=Friends
09-05-2005, 04:20 PM
saw the trailer last nite also, i got goosebumps, wow i can't wait.

cherry
11-05-2005, 09:28 AM
I saw the trailer too and it was really amazing... my guess was wrong I thought it was just another kiddie movie (animated ones) and I was wrong :p

LMei
25-11-2005, 02:04 PM
I can't wait... I can't wait... I can't wait... I feel like a kid. :p hehe. Anyone have any ideas how to get access to premier tickets? ;) :D

LMei
25-11-2005, 03:53 PM
A roaring magical hit

It is not just a ’must see’ but a ’must see again and again’. Where is that sixth star when you need it?

Daily Mail film critic Christopher Tookey has praised The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for its classic quality. Check out the full review here (http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/films/articles/21016346?source=Evening%20Standard&ct=5). ** spoilers

gnehkgnep
26-11-2005, 10:55 AM
So far managed to read 5 out of seven......my rating will b ***1/4.........but the movie must watch first then only i give my opinion......hehehe :D

uglyJr
26-11-2005, 10:11 PM
when it comes to fantasy/medieval sort of books, i would prefer to watch the movie first (kalau ada laaaa), then only i'll dig into the books.
like the LOTR trilogy.
my imaginations and understandings on the descriptions in these books are kinda bad, that's why.
need some sort of a base to start with, i guess. LOL
unlike other genres of books.
oh yeah, looking forward for the Narnia movie, too!
xD

cherry
28-11-2005, 11:04 AM
LMei,

I can't wait to see this movie too... I'm disappointed cos I didn't manage to catch program for the making of the movie. I prefer to watch this movie on the big screen...

cactuc1
07-12-2005, 01:07 AM
ho ho..Nardia is here lor..Show start in wed dec 7... 11pm or 12.45am...the rest are full day screening.

2.15 minute show!!..Get your sweets and tidbits..and make sure ladies and gentlemen and kiddies empty your bowel and bladders..!!

Source cinemaonline.com.my

cactuc1
08-12-2005, 02:49 AM
Interesting facts ...

NArdia is disney first installation aim to match hairy poter and LOTR trilogy.

Author by CS lewis .Nardia Consists of 7 book series.

2nd nardia series adaption to movie "THe Prince Caspian" is expected as early as 2008

Cs lewis and JRR tokien are friends.Both are christian in their days.
tokian a strongly committed Catholic and cs lewis an Anglican.
Both encorporated bible similiaries in nardia and lotr.
Tolkien was a close friend of C. S. Lewis', and a member of the Inklings, a literary discussion group associated with University Oxford during 1930s-1950s.

Both tolkian and lewis served in world war 1 and saw combats. Hence themes of courage, family, loyalty , friendship , duty, good-versus-evil , sacrifice and death are shown in both nardia and ring trilogy.

Both Potter series and Nardia series are in consisting 7 books.

Upto now 4 potter films grossed $3.0 billion in ticket sales.
Upto now Rings trilogy grossed $2.9 billion .

Narnia film is a must-win movie for the loss-making Disney Studios.
Production and marketing budget is $250 million.

NArdia's director , screenplay and executive produce include Andrew Adamson who is the director of Shrek1 and shrek2. Adam was also the visual effects supervisor for Batman&robin , Batman forever.

WETA Digital production of new zealand are involve in LOTR , King Kong and Nardia production. HOwever for nardia only the initial character designs.

CHicken little was the last walt disney production too.

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source:-
http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/va/20051207/113395897100.html
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/preview/1808475641
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cs_lewis

girl2
08-12-2005, 08:25 PM
:p Cactuc1, the name of this movie is Narnia la... :)

cactuc1
08-12-2005, 08:44 PM
:p Cactuc1, the name of this movie is Narnia la... :)
keke..sory sory..Narnia narnia

Here so interesting facts about Narnia..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narnia

girl2
08-12-2005, 08:58 PM
keke..sory sory..Narnia narnia

Here so interesting facts about Narnia..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narnia

Don't one soli soli one la. I don't bite one :p

Anyway, your reviews are great. Thank you! :)

kevin23
09-12-2005, 12:05 AM
juz saw it at summit 2day....not bad show even the fighting at the end is LOTR style and when fight no blood wan..lol! then therez the lion scene where he comes back frm the dead...really looks like lion king lah! the story is ok but the acting of the 4 kids could b betta ....but i juz love the wardrobe part!

bugbear
11-12-2005, 08:01 PM
After seeing it, I think it is not that good after all. Not like LOTR at all.

mon
11-12-2005, 11:52 PM
Why would anyone compare Narnia to LOTR? Hmm..

It was an icy movie tho...mystical and magical. LOTR was hot!

I liked little Lucy, she has the most enchanting face ..and the talking animals were delightful. The time in the wardrobe has to be fun for younger viewers..:) no bloodshed in the fights were good..that's Disney!

Turkish delights? Have to get me some soon :p

gnehkgnep
12-12-2005, 11:52 AM
Turkish delights? Have to get me some soon :p

Me oso want......sounds babelicious.....yeahhhh.....fingers lickin' good.........can u spare me some........ :D .......i pay the bill...... ;)

mon
12-12-2005, 03:01 PM
Me oso want......sounds babelicious.....yeahhhh.....fingers lickin' good.........can u spare me some........ :D .......i pay the bill...... ;)

If I'm not mistaken, the white witch only allowed Edmund Pevensie to eat 2 only..if I could find them..hehe..no need pay me..or need you to lure your siblings to Narnia for sacrifice..hehe..will let u eat 2 1/2 okie? and a cuppa hot chocolate..:p

ginaphan
12-12-2005, 05:32 PM
Why would anyone compare Narnia to LOTR?


Because Tolkien and Lewis were such good friends, they influenced each other intellectually, spiritually and literally. Both men were part of the Oxford faculty, and critiqued each other's work. Both men found 'news' to be trivial and fit to be ignored. They argued that 'truth' is to be found in literature (and you can find deeper truths in both LOTR and Narnia just under the storyline).

The two of them will regularly meet on Monday evenings for a pint of beer (and I'm sure it is not to oggle at barmairds) and as mentioned here, both were members of Inklings whose membership could be descibed as passionate.

Lewies is mentioned in more than 40 pages of Tolkien's authorised biography.

Their friendship seeks out the company of each other and is not the jealous type, although there was a slient competition between them when it came to the LOTR and Narnia.

To learn more about their friendship and how they contributed to each other' lives, read Lewis's essay on Friendship in his book The Four Loves. '.... Affection mellowed by the years enfolds us. Life - natural life - has no better gift to give'.

My take on the comparison: LOTR is deeper, and darker (when it had to be) taking on a wider scope of emotions. Narnia is a beautiful (but highly intellectual) story for children. Both contains truths which is the more important part.

There's no middle ground for both: you either like it or you don't see what's the fuss. As Tolkien wrote of LOTR:

The Lord of the RIngs
is one of those things:
if you like you do:
if you don't, then you boo.

So far, the world is not booing. It has been many decades and the magic has not waned.

mon
12-12-2005, 06:37 PM
My take on the comparison: LOTR is deeper, and darker (when it had to be) taking on a wider scope of emotions. Narnia is a beautiful (but highly intellectual) story for children. Both contains truths which is the more important part.



Well told Ginaphan! Must have taken someone more than just viewing interests to know this much..I'm impressed. Didn't know Tolkien & Lewis were such good buddies!

I loved the LOTR enormous epic battles and in Narnia, the battle sequence at the end of the film, was somehow very similarly just as impressive... tho more subtle than LOTR..anyhow, it was truly a visceral and gratifying experience for me..and the little 'kid' in me..kept my mind away from the popcorns for a bit..

cherry
13-12-2005, 08:29 AM
All I can say is that its something that the whole family can enjoy watching.... Simply marvellous!

Kinabalu
15-12-2005, 01:50 PM
I hate to watch kids show in the cinema...... makes you cannot concentrate on the show and it was like Pasar in Air-conditioned Places plus it is dark making the kids more hyped.

I prefer download from the net and enjoy watching it at home. :rolleyes:

cactuc1
15-12-2005, 05:42 PM
Chronicles of narnia....B-
Fantasy, action ,drama...

Hmmm..Surprising narnia is so so only.However , i do feel quite relaxed and warm , seeing this movie.
The youngest girl is cute and acting is much better that the others humans character..The eldest human "King peter" not good , the younger brother is ok and the sister(only shot 2 arrow, one at the board and one at a bad drawf) i think is an extra..haha..Ice Witch actiong is also quite menacing..not bad( she is the bad angel in Constantine)

Highlights i guess the only one is to able to see various creature in the fantasy realm , like Minotour , Centaiur , Fluans , talking beaver, talking fox , and a very majestic Lion(Aslan) , Orcs etc..The Ice Witch is cool(or cruel) and sexy too, and will see "Santa Claus" distributing "weapons" to children..ho ho ho ..

FIghting scenes are not well developed...Story development is ok(if not bad) ah..However the creatures and youngest girl acting are ok..Overall nothing much.But do can see ah , since holiday seasons , got snow , since christmas coming..Can see creatures of Narnia..

Hmmm..for me , king kong is much better than narnia..But narnia is more for family and kids..King kong and potter is more violent..With King Kong having the most brutal and fierce fighting scenes .


Thumbs Up for FINAS!..don think got any cut scenes in King Kong, potter and narnia! Hahahaha..

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jc86
16-12-2005, 03:29 PM
narnia in overall is ok lar actually ... critics over at the star gave it an A last friday ... much more than the rates they usually give .. prolly a lil 2 much ..

1 thing dat bothers me is susan, the gentle ...wat in the world made aslan give her dat name ????

ohh..but the white witch was really really attractive/hot/seductive ... now dat cactuc1 reminded me dat she was the fallen angel from constantine.. i remember how attractive she was in constantine too as gabrielle if i;m not wrong...

LMei
16-12-2005, 04:07 PM
narnia in overall is ok lar actually ... critics over at the star gave it an A last friday ... much more than the rates they usually give .. prolly a lil 2 much ..

1 thing dat bothers me is susan, the gentle ...wat in the world made aslan give her dat name ????

ohh..but the white witch was really really attractive/hot/seductive ... now dat cactuc1 reminded me dat she was the fallen angel from constantine.. i remember how attractive she was in constantine too as gabrielle if i;m not wrong...
For your info, the witch is suppose to be the most beautiful woman one has ever set eyes upon. And extremely tall as she's suppose to have some giant's blood in her. However that doesn't seem to be portrayed in this movie. That part is found in another book.

Secondly, for the children's names... eg Susan the gentle ... they actually got those as adults for their characters. Not so much as when they're kids really but I guess they wanted to incorporate that in.

cactuc1
16-12-2005, 08:40 PM
ohh..but the white witch was really really attractive/hot/seductive ... now dat cactuc1 reminded me dat she was the fallen angel from constantine.. i remember how attractive she was in constantine too as gabrielle if i;m not wrong...

Yup , when she stab aslan her eyeball become black..same like in constantine.
She like poison but very sweet , must have , but cannot resist ..but sure died once have if not slowly...
I guess she represent evil..Evil is attractive/sexy/seductive..But deadly..But still want!! ho ho ho..

Haha..Maybe like cigarette..narcotics..bad habits..kekeke..

ginaphan
16-12-2005, 11:18 PM
"I think she's got it! By Josh, she's got it!"

~ My fair lady

:-)

gnehkgnep
17-12-2005, 11:14 AM
Just wondering.....since the book mentioned that all the witches are different person due to time at Narnia pass faster than the normal world.....which explain why the ppl in Narnia grow so much older relative to ppl in our world.......
Then.....will they use back the actress for the witch?......just curious..... :D

EricK
22-12-2005, 11:35 AM
My take on the comparison: LOTR is deeper, and darker (when it had to be) taking on a wider scope of emotions. Narnia is a beautiful (but highly intellectual) story for children. Both contains truths which is the more important part.

There's no middle ground for both: you either like it or you don't see what's the fuss. As Tolkien wrote of LOTR:

The Lord of the RIngs
is one of those things:
if you like you do:
if you don't, then you boo.

So far, the world is not booing. It has been many decades and the magic has not waned.

Well i liked LOTR AND NARNIA. I went into Narnia with no preconception whatsoever and it didn't disappoint me. I think a lot of people made the mistake of thinking its a fantasy movie like LOTR and that is why many were disappointed. To me LOTR is a out and out fantasy movie, while Narnia is a fantasy/wild imagination based from a child perspective.

aRwEn
04-01-2006, 02:15 PM
hmm.... watchd it durin d long new yr wknd wn balik kampung.... it wuz nice, but cldnt identify wit d characterz tho, cuz they were all kidz.... cept at d end, wn they had grown up. kinda a kewl happy endin movie for ur kidz n teachez gud moral valuez tho.... but it reminded me of jumanji n not lotr.... hehe....;)

cactuc1
04-01-2006, 05:12 PM
kinda a kewl happy endin movie for ur kidz n teachez gud moral valuez tho.... but it reminded me of jumanji n not lotr.... hehe....;)

if u like jumanji try watching Zathura..it some producer..

LMei
12-12-2007, 02:27 PM
Prince Caspian trailer (http://www.narniaweb.com/news.asp?id=1355&dl=14478175) is out. So cool. Coming out in May next year. Starting my countdown now. :D