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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

The Chronicles of Narnia

Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Buena Vista Pictures)

Now that J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings Trilogy has run through its wildly successful film cycle, studios are looking for another fantasy franchise to monopolize the box office. This time, C.S. Lewis' children's book The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (opening December 9 throughout San Diego) provides the source of inspiration.

C.S. Lewis began his children's book series The Chronicles of Narnia in 1950 with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. As with The Lord of the Rings books (which were written by his contemporary J.R.R. Tolkien), Narnia creates a fantasy world complete with its own history, geography, and culture. But Lewis seven book series aims more directly at a younger audience than Tolkiens books, and contains elements that feel culled from other sources.

tomas from la
August 05, 2008 at 08:14 AM
I never really got into these cartoon type movies. I mean, they're cool on HD I guess, but if they're not on HD I can't sit through an entire showing. All my friends love them though, guess I'm a weirdo lol

Beth Accomando from San Diego
August 05, 2008 at 03:39 PM
No you're not a weirdo just different tastes. As I always tell my son when we disagree, it would be a pretty boring place if everyone liked the same films.