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What's inside this wardrobe. A lion? A witch?
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The movie was fan-fucking-tastic.

I'll tell you a little secret. I even cried.

I remembered what it was like to be a kid. To believe because no matter what your mind tells you, your heart tells you something else. To believe because it is the right and true thing to do.

I still hated the white witch, while marveling at her magnificent sense of power. Aslan was everything a lion should be. (except during a very touching scene where he was a bit less...)

The actors were fantastic. The scenery was gorgeous. Sidenote: WETA, I love ya guys. But I couldn't help but think you had to use those doors from LotR again...as well as some of the other props. ;)

My favorite actor of the movie however goes to Lucy Pevensie played by the little Georgie Henley. And Mr. Tumnus, fawn of fawns, we salute thee. =)


In true critic fashion there were minor details of film (bad blue screen, the aforementioned bit less of a lion scene, and a few abrupt turns of the tale) that I wish could have been done/handled better. But I, at least, didn't want to acknowledge them. The rest was simply too amazing. And I'll forgive them for every graphic mistake the made on one thing alone (which will please phloxin)...The Phoenix was amazing

*takes a deep breath* (and no, I'm not onyxia. ;P) → Look! Wow geekery even here!

And now that I'm back from the movie, I'm going to put my cold feet up on the heater, look out at the blanket of snow that covers my city...think upon this day as if it was given to me by a capricious member of fate as if to scold me for my woe of late. This day started out right by getting a 'come help me please' from Lisa to fix her computer. Then I stayed to play with her puppies while Lisa slept. Then Lisa's daughters came home, and if it makes me a bad person to have my heart feel warm at seeing a lovely fifteen year old girl's face light up to see me...then so be it. I even got to take her out to Taco Bell, where, amusingly enough, she refused to let me pay. =) Tho being the 25 year old at a table of 15 and 16 year old girls is...a humbling experience. =) I come home, and when I prepare to go out again, the world is white and beautiful and alive. Digging out my car was even fun. Then I got to pick up quinby and ecchikun and talk about old memories of snow and wind and ice..eat Burger King. Strand my car on a median. Front wheel drive + Snow covered median + forward momentum = stuck car. Thankfully a kind gentleman in a Jeep pushed my car off...I think disappointing the security guard who was I believe hoping to get the big truck out. =) Then a movie. And funny all around. I even poked Quinbit. Oh my. Then home to hot tea and warm feet and the surprise that I don't need to dig out my driveway again.

*paints with a happy brush*
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phloxin From: phloxin Date: December 9th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't wait to see it! I've been looking forward to the movie (With a little trepidation, mind you, tho your review was enough to ease my mind) and hope I can find someone to go with since it's not quite up Michael's alley.

Now . .let's put that other part where it goes .. . But I miss you, too. ;)
daimones From: daimones Date: December 9th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Liar. But you're sweet anyways. ;)

*I* will gladly go again. =0
phloxin From: phloxin Date: December 9th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Liar. But you're sweet anyways. ;)

Oooh . .. let's talk. ;)
coriander From: coriander Date: December 9th, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy is a good color on you. :)
brianamj From: brianamj Date: December 9th, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bah, I hate you. I *knew* I should have snuck into the other theatre last night. But oh, well, I'll see it tonight! *BoUnCy*
derangedmoo From: derangedmoo Date: December 9th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm quite willing to see Narnia now.. I wasn't sure how I'd like it. Do you think it's true to compare this to Potter? or do you think everybody should shaddup and let the movies stand on their own merit? Personally I'm a little tired of all the comparisons.

I'm so happy that you have snow. I don't know why. Maybe it's the melodic way you describe it, and how it makes you happy. It just makes me happy for you. Yes, I'm rather sappy at the moment.

daimones From: daimones Date: December 10th, 2005 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Honestly Lewis knows how to write, whereas Rowling is still figuring it out. There's a lot about allegories, magic, belief, etc, that could be said...

And in the end, I think Rowling is righting about something else. They're different tales, and should be viewed as such.

*tosses a snowball at you* :)
From: wbatpoaginar Date: December 9th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really want to read the books now.

I always wanted to read them I just kept forgetting. I was such bookworm as a kid I read whatever was put in front of me first.

How many books are there?
daimones From: daimones Date: December 10th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Seven books, all told. This is the 3rd book? chronologically, not sure about publicationally. They're worth reading. ;)
brianamj From: brianamj Date: December 10th, 2005 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Chronologically, it's second. Publication, it's first.

And I'm still gibbering.. just got back. But what image did you say not match? I wonder if it's the same as mine.
tangled_rhythms From: tangled_rhythms Date: December 10th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love CS Lewis' books and the Chronicles are my favorites out of all of them. I read them to my two when they were young and I'll read them to the grandbabies when they're old enough. Right now, anything more than one fish, two fish, is beyond them. :)

I love even more that you're happy and that many good memories were made.

life's good sometimes :)
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