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Narnia Screens and Gets Reviewed!

Published September 1, 2005 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Disney
The Chronicles of Narnia Aslan
Even though the film is far from done [special effects and editing], Disney has decided to go forward and allow the first test screening for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. And, with test screenings, comes early reviews posted all over the net.

Chronicles of Narnia Reviews

Before we begin let me just repeat that The Chronicles of Narnia is far from complete and still severely lacking in wonderful special effects. However, it does seem that Disney was hoping to see the audiences' reaction to the story and its familiarity with the books.

Thanks to the good people over at AICN, you can check out a couple snippets from the Narnia reviews below:

From a person who has read the books:

Results of the Test panel:

My wife and I and a friend were picked to take part in the panel after the film. The major feedback from the panel was that the film was excellent (21/26 rated Excellent, 4 rated Very Good, 1 Good rating). Everyone felt that the movie captured the spirit of the book. Some of the panel were more than a little harsh of Disney's past efforts--which was amusing to me, given that the rows behind us were filled with film studio people who did not look particularly pleased with these comments.


This movie more than captures the magic of Lewis' Narnia, and is destined to be a classic film. I will be first in line to see it again when it opens, and it will be a permanent addition to my movie collection. That said, I urge you all to see it on the big screen. Anything less will not do justice to the epic scale of the film. It is certainly one large wardrobe.

The above review is the most positive of the set sent in over at AintitCool. The other reviews for The Chronicles of Narnia are far from negative, but do admit that more work needs to be done before the film hits theatres in December.

To check out the full version of the review above and all the additional reviews for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, head over to AintitCool.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe comes to theatres on December 9th.

For the trailer, movie stills, clips, movie info and synopsis, go to The Chronicles of Narnia Movie Page. Stay tuned for updates.

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