Sunday, May 29, 2005

Another movie to not watch for

The preview for The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe that I saw before Star Wars looked really damn stupid, I have to say. Attention, filmmakers: THERE ARE NO SWEEPING, PANORAMIC BATTLE SCENES IN TLTW&TW! No opposing armies charging across enormous grasslands! Not there! I know that since LotR EVERY FANTASY MOVIE EVER feels the need to have them, but come on: you are REALLY REACHING here. Jeezus. I feel certain that CS Lewis would be (at the very least) highly bemused by the whole affair. An' another thing! One of the most striking things in the book is when Lucy first stumbles into Narnia: she's hiding in the wardrobe, going further and further back, when it starts getting cold and the clothes hanging up start being replaced with trees. Whereas in the preview, she opens the wardrobe door, and whoa! An enormous blinding light! Way to kill the atmosphere, guys. You'd think they would at least go with the more subtle option when it was obviously so much cooler than the alternative. Sheesh.

Also, Aslan looks really fake. Come on.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous pontificated to the effect that...

there's a difference between your blog and mine.

mine is snarky.

yours is intelligent snark.

well done!

g

5:31 PM  
Blogger GeoX, who is here to stay, like it or not. pontificated to the effect that...

Thanks. But there's no need to sell yourself short. I enjoy reading your meanderings, even if I usually lack the cultural context to relly *get* them :)

9:02 PM  

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