Book vs. Movie
I remember when I read the book, I thought a feature film would probably be a hit. I had seen the BBC TV series version (1988) and it was good too but I really liked how Disney made the movie. The characters are true (human or not) to the story and you get to envision everything that is written in Lewis’ novel. Every single scene is followed almost to a T, including the fact that the children are at a professor’s house because of the war and air-raids. It even covers the scene with Father Christmas. Things are more believable in the movie as compared to the TV version because of advanced computer technology, which makes Aslan more life-like and the scenery more realistic. There couldn’t have been a crueler portrayal of the White Queen—played by Tilda Swinton. There are plenty of creatures, talking animals and a battle to keep you interested, while the typical story of good versus evil (even between siblings) makes you wonder about the reasons people choose one side over the other. I think everyone should read the book and then treat themselves to the magic of the film. So far, this is the only book of the Narnia Chronicles that I have read and seen. Anyone else read or watch the other stories? What were your impressions?