When this came out in 2005, I enjoyed going to the theater and watching it with my friend, Spaldy. To this day, it is movie that most who know me are surprised is not in my DVD collection and probably will not be.
Huh? If it is not in my collection, why am I reviewing it?
Because I saw it in a movie theater on Dec. 30…
During the last weekend of 2007, I was in Tampa for a conference for my Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. With workshops completed, a group of us were taken to the Tampa Theatre, a beautiful, historic theater in downtown Tampa. To say that I loved the look and feel of this venue is an understatement. As much as I love AMC for its modern enhancements, the Tampa Theatre is now my hallmark for old theatres. The interior takes you away to a time when going to the movies meant something; where sitting in the balcony was cool. I regret the length of my legs prevented me from enjoying the front row of the balcony, but the second row wasn’t bad.
Narnia was that day’s feature in the month-long celebration of holiday classics. While not a true holiday film other than featuring a lot of snow, it is still a good movie to take the family to. Overal, the effects were good, the story entertaining, and the music pleasant. I did have a problem with the youngest girl seeming to have one reaction to anything: smiling and laughter.
My advice: check it out on DVD or TV if you haven’t already; should serve as a good refresher for the sequel coming out in May.