Sunday, December 11, 2005

Chronicles of Narnia

Tycho, Viper, and I went to see The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the theater on Friday night. I read the entire Narnia series aloud to the boys when they were little, and they had re-read them on their own since then. Our unanimous verdict: the movie is thoroughly enjoyable on all levels. It was as true to the book as a film can be. The non-human characters and special effects were well-done and very realistic looking, and the actors playing the children were good.

There has been some outcry from the anti-religious leftabout the Christian symbolism Lewis employs, and certainly there's no disputing Lewis' own faith. These critics are just as foolishly short-sighted as those complaining about Harry Potter. These movies and books are simply great stories. Harry Potter is not going to brainwash children into satanism, and a visit to Narnia is not going to "brainwash" them into Christianity.

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