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Narnia

Discussion in 'General' started by phantomxc, 8 Dec 2005.

  1. phantomxc

    phantomxc New Member

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    Well I just got back from a previewing and Im going to have to say it was pretty flippin good. I know nothing of the series and nothing of the books and it was still pretty entertaining. It was a little slow at first but it picked up after a bit. I definately thought it was going to be more of a kids movie and was suprised it wasn't. The CG was amazing in this movie, not the BEST but still flipping good. thats what you get from ILM. You will cry if your a wuss, like my wifey and a few others in the crowd. All in all it was a good movie. I give it an A-
     
  2. DivineSin

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    Uh oh...i sense a religion arguement coming... :D
     
  3. geek1017

    geek1017 New Member

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    Lets keep those sorts of things in GD or SD where they belong.

    I haven't seen it yet, and am not likely to for some time, but I am a fan of the books.
    I hope it is as good as the previews led me to believe.

    (And no, I'm not stalking you DivineSin. I just seem to post right after you quite a lot lately.)
     
  4. DivineSin

    DivineSin New Member

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    Really? I havnt noticed once. o_O

    And i hope that the movie is actually good, i've been looking foreward to it for a while.
     
  5. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Actually it was WETA Digital that did the effects, not ILM.
     
  6. geek1017

    geek1017 New Member

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    [homer]Mmmmm...WETA....aghhhhh[/homer]
     
  7. Ab$olut

    Ab$olut New Member

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    a film that actually looked good in the advert :D may have to go see this
     
  8. phantomxc

    phantomxc New Member

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    well then i dont know why ILM was in the credits along with some other no named 3D studios. didn't see any WETA. :p
     
  9. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Visual effects were done by ILM. Special effects were done by WETA.

    -monkey
     
  10. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    Saw this a few days ago, and I have to say it was pretty damn good. I havent read any of the books (yet), and still enjoyed the story (
    If a little surprised at some entrances, i.e. Santa
    ). Fantastic special effects, the only things I wasnt too convinced about were the beavers (?), they were a bit "smooth". Otherwise it was pretty well acted, good story and a weel executed piece of cinema :)
     
  11. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Alrighty, we just got back from watching the movie. I made it a point to watch the credits due to the confusion about the effects. According to IMDb, ILM did the visual effects and WETA did the special effects. However, according to the credis WETA was responsible for the creature effects, weapons and armor. ILM headed up a team of several effects companies for the rest of the show.

    As far as the story goes, having read the books and now having seen the (first) movie, anyone who didn't know already should be able to tell that C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were very good friends. A lot of religious groups are lauding The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe for being a Christian allegory. While Lewis and Tolkien both vehemently denied, to their deaths, that neither of their respective stories should be considered allegory, there is evidence of both authors' Christian beliefs. I think their stories are more applicable than allegorical.

    It is also clear that Lewis was writing for a much younger audience than Tolkien. I thought the movie was really good, and there were only a couple of places that made me roll my eyes -
    Santa's appearance is just throws off focus of the story, in my opinion
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    I thought the overall effects were very well done, and the kids did a fine acting job. I think they were better than the kids from the Harry Potter movies. Finally, the music was pretty well done. Again, it seemed out of place a couple of times, but the end product was worth my money - and that's so rare these days.

    Could be a bit better, just like any movie. Overall, I'd give it :thumb:

    -monkey
     
  12. Techno-Dann

    Techno-Dann Disgruntled kumquat

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    The witch kills the lion.
     
  13. OneSeventeen

    OneSeventeen Oooh Shiny!

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    Overall, two thumbs up from me, and two thumbs up from my non-christian friends as well. This is a great, as C.S. Lewis calls it, "Story for Children" translated well enough into film to be entertaining for all ages.

    While it is not a convert-the-world Christian movie, it does paint a good picture of some core Christian beliefs and some subtle Christian values, but not enough to be preachy or obnoxious for those who don't believe.
     
  14. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    I really didnt see nay christinaity references in either that OR lord of the rings!
     
  15. Spiral Architect

    Spiral Architect Cooked on Phonics

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    As a fan of the books I quite enjoyed it. As for the Christianity references all I have to say is that it hasn't convinced me to become a devout Christian.
     
  16. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Nor is it supposed to. Remember, C.S. Lewis was very adamant that his story was not allegorical. Due to his devout faith, it is only natural that some of the common themes emerge.

    If you follow any of the numerous religion threads here on Bit-Tech - especially the creationism/evolution threads - you will understand why epic stories all share common themes.

    I think the reason the Christianity issue has even come up is due to the fact that the company that Disney hired for the movie's promotion is the same company that promoted The Passion.

    -monkey
     
  17. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Saw it on Saturday.

    I thought that the two younger children where good, but Peter and Susan where unbelievably wet.

    Qui Gon Aslan - good. Mr & Mrs Beaver Good. All of the animals good, except the wolves. Why on earth did they have American accents, when every other animal had British accents? If they wanted different accents for them, why not Scandinavian, or Russian? They just sounded like refugees from a Gangster flick. "Youse looking at me, drippy son of Adam? Eh?" ;)

    The battle scene was quite good - the parallels between the Luftwaffe raid at the beginning and the bird / griffin carpet bombing of Jadis's troops was nice.

    The thing I was most disappointed about - and this will sound silly - was the design of Caer Paravel. I was expecting a nice pseudo medieval castle, all gleaming walls and snapping pennons. Hey - it's a Disney film. Where are the pointy turrets? All we got was something that looked like an Italianate casino perched on top of the cliff. :D
     
  18. Kameleon

    Kameleon is watching you...

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    Yes! I wanted at least a cameo from EuroDisney...:D
     
  19. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Movies would have to be the one sucky thing about Australia. We have to wait until after Christmas to get this movie. I've been hangning out for it for months.

    Why does no one ever do the first book in the series (The Magicians Nephew)? Maybe one day some one will go back out and do it a la Star Wars eps I, II and III
     
  20. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Odd isn't it? For the next movie they're skipping the 3rd book (The Horse and His Boy) and going straight to book 4 (Prince Caspian).

    It may have something to do with making the movies in the order that the books were published:
    1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    2. Prince Caspian
    3. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    4. The Silver Chair
    5. The Horse and His Boy
    6. The Magician's Nephew
    7. The Last Battle

    The chronological order is as follows:
    1. The Magician's Nephew
    2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    3. The Horse and His Boy
    4. Prince Caspian
    5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    6. The Silver Chair
    7. The Last Battle

    Though there apparently is some debate surrounding the correct order.

    -monkey
     

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