Last night, Zach and I saw The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe. I had not read the book in a few years, and I probably should have reread it before watching the film. Nevertheless, it was well done. You KNOW that Disney had to do their best, especially with the CGI Aslan...and they did. I was really drawn in...it is magical. Not perfect...but overall it was strong. You have to remember this is one company's take on C.S. Lewis' book, and that it will not be the same as you have imagined it. Thankfully, the Christological / Kingdom allegories were well kept and evident to those that looked for them, though a few key lines from the book were cut. Otherwise, some great quotes from Narnia. Also, great acting by the girl who played Lucy. Check it out.
(Oh ya. Don't you love middle schoolers screwing around in the front row? I generally like middle schoolers, but...not in movie theatres. Don and his wife Brigette were at the movie as well...I think that they wanted to silence the middle schoolers as much as we did. One thing we noticed was that at the beginning, the kids were restless...but by the end, they seemed to be fairly engaged in the movie. Good thing. Who knows how God may use this film...even to noisy middle schoolers.)