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The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« on: December 09, 2005, 06:05:56 AM »
I just saw it, and I thought this movie was very good.  I will probably go see it again in the theatre.
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Re: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2005, 03:30:57 PM »
Skar, on the other hand, probably will not.

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Re: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2005, 03:49:34 PM »
"And then the slapping starts." Very nice.
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Re: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2005, 04:08:18 PM »
Thank you.
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Re: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2005, 05:43:50 PM »
Skars review was kind of what I expected from the trailors and my own experience with moves. LOTR basically set a really high bar, a bar that movie studios really wanted to break because the money involved with LOTR was obscene. LWW seemed like a great choice for a movie, its a cool concept, epic battles, magic, danger, and 4 kids who provide tons of exposition. You know what it didnt have that LOTR did?
A director as passionate about it as Peter Jackson was.
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Re: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2005, 06:05:06 PM »
While the review makes me sad to go see it, I'll still go see it. At least I'll be properly forwarned. Also, Skar's review itself was a delight to read. Good job.
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Re: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2005, 06:18:24 PM »
Wow, Skar - tell us what you really think.

And I've said this before, and I'll say it again - this is why I made sure I bought the DVD of the old BBC series before this darn thing came out. I was afraid that it would end up just like this.  At least I'll still have my childhood.

Also, look at it this way; the worse the movie is, the fewer fangirls on the internet will be writing bad, disgusting fanfic about it.
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Re: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2005, 07:06:25 PM »
I haven't seen the movie yet, but by the way, TWG should have more negative reviews, they're a lot more fun to read. The two best kind of reviews are ones of movies you've seen and negative ones.

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Re: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2005, 07:29:12 PM »
I do not really want to see it and would much rather see King Kong. The one commercial for Kong I saw was more convincing for me than the tens that I saw for Narnia. Sadly none of my family shares this view, and my sister even believes that it is rated R.
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Re: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2005, 12:21:45 AM »
I appreciate the review. Talking to some people at a Chirstmas party, I was told that the movie was slow and Skar's article seems to  confirm this. However, the information that I really need to know is: Can I take my three-year old son to see this movie? I know he likes talking animals and sword fights but will the movie bore him in the first few minutes so that he will not watch the rest?
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Re: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2005, 12:36:45 AM »
This is also one of my favorite books, and it was one the frist plays I ever did as an actor. My hopes here every bit as high.

We'll have to agree to disagree on this one. I loved this movie! I loved everything about it. I've already seen it twice. I thought the acting was decidedly subtle and the characters were captured perfectly. The CGI is the best I've ever seen on film.

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Re: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2005, 07:15:48 PM »
I adored this movie. Very well done. I'd say it was moving but then i'd have to admit to having emotions, and that just won't do.

- There was only one bad cgi moment in the movie that I saw. The animals looked excellent - they had expressions, life and yet didn't look plastic or non-real.

- The acting was well done. Lucy was perhaps the weakest of the main cast but that's not saying much. I think most everyone had British accents, which I will now claim as a victory.

- The film moved fast. I got out of the cinema thinking it had only been an hour and a half but it was something closer to double that. They covered everything from the book, as far as I can remember. They even added a scene or two.

Hope they do the next one soon. And the girl playing susan was much cuter than the girl playing herminioe, if i'm allowed to make such dodgy comments. ;(
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Re: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2005, 07:51:42 PM »
"much cuter" is hardly dodgey. I want to see this movie really bad. Skar has not deterred me. But I'm very gladd Eagle, Mr. Gibbs and Ent disagree with Skarsome.

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Re: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2005, 08:01:27 PM »
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"much cuter" is hardly dodgey


But Ent's spelling is.  


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Re: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2005, 08:02:20 PM »
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Also, look at it this way; the worse the movie is, the fewer fangirls on the internet will be writing bad, disgusting fanfic about it.


You're assuming that the fangirls on the internet will realize that it's bad.
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