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
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.