THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
Review: Four Pevensie kids, Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter enter the land of Narnia through a magical wardrobe. While they are there they become cursed by an evil witch but get guidance from the lion Aslan.
Director: Andrew Adamson
Actors: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Kiran Shah, James Cosmo, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Patrick Kake and Shane Rangi
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy and Sci-Fi
Tilda Swinton gives a very powerful performance in this. I have read that Guillermo del Toro was asked to direct the movie, but he turned it down because, as a lapsed Catholic, he couldn’t see himself bringing Aslan the lion back to life. No real lions were used for the film, this is because the director wanted a moment where Georgie Henley could reach out and touch Aslan. The name Aslan is a Turkish word meaning lion. This took approximately ten hours to render each frame of the CGI Aslan, and his 5.2 million individual hairs. Aslan was dubed by Omar Sharif in the French and Italian version. It is stated that although C.S. Lewis wrote “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” first, it is actually chronologically the second book of “The Chronicles of Narnia.” The first book chronologically is “The Magician’s Nephew.” The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is a very delightful film. One that the whole family can sit down to and enjoy. At the Academy Awards in 2006 this won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Makeup. At the Bafta Awards in 2006 this won for Best Makeup/Hair.