“The opening scenes of The Chronicles of Narnia deal with the realities of the world that the child protagonists, Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy, live in. Bombs fall from the sky during a blitz on London in World War II, and with the immediate and terrifying results of a war apparent all around them, their mother sends them off to the countryside as part of the evacuation programme for school aged children.
It’s around about this point I began a rumination.”
A strange sort of review; a defense of The Chronicles of Narnia as an adaptation, really. I thought it was very good; managing to capture the unique Britishness of C.S. Lewis’ work. Not everyone agrees. I think it’s a good kids film, really!