Thursday, December 29, 2005

A Standing Ovation



Well, it was not exactly one, but there was definitely much louder applause than I have ever heard in a theatre in the United States. It was a well deserved applause at the "Great Lakes Crossing" a the end of "The Chronicles of Narnia" - the beginning of a journey to a magical land.
I read about it first in Kumari's blog and how she was dissappointed that people had shown no response to the most fabulously made adaption on the Original novel by C.S. Lewis. So, we decided today to go and see for ourselves what this wonderful thing was all about. And were we Awed and surprised and pleased to the tee... We were floating in a different world while walking down the aisle of the Theatre rows.
Not a single detail missed, a single character unexplained, a single dialogue without meaning. Magic weaved into ordinary lives of 4 young kids brings out the most beautifully fabricated tale of a fantasy land called Narnia...
It is very difficult to hold yourself from falling in love with the bunny toothed little Lucy Pevensie, as she gives her warm friendly smile. Each time the Lion fills the screen, it evokes a deep respect in your heart for this magnificiant beast, and you are left with no doubt that the creators have taken the utmost caution to ensure that it looks as real as the seat on which you are sitting. One would be tempted to shake Edmund so hard that his teeth shook for the treacherous deed he performs, but you would regret doing so, seeing his bravery to save his elder brother. Ms. Susan is the prim and prom school teacher - I really wonder why every story needs to have one such character ! - Recall Hermione Granger ??
The War scene inevitably triggers a memory recall of the Cavalry charge in "LOTR". The coincidential fact is that C.S.Lewis and Tolkein were both lovers of Fantastical and Magical creatures and were good friends. Tolkein is supposed to have criticised Lewis when he first read the Book stating " there were too many elements that clashed—a Father Christmas and an evil witch, talking animals and children."...
Are we not glad today that Lewis did not listen to his best friend !!! ...
A Must see for all the eyes in the world. A movie that teaches lessons of compassion, bravery, love, justice and togetherness.

1 comment:

Tanmay said...

Hey Vidhya,

Firstly, a very happy and prosperous new year to you! :)

Now coming to your post, I hadn't heard about this movie before. But it seems to be a really well made film ...the way you have described it. Will try and catch it soon.

Keep Bloggin...