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Narnia

To sum it up in one word: Retarded

Specifically, that was the most retarded movie I've ever seen.

The religious nut job pamphlets that were handed to me while I was getting a seat in the theatre didn't start the movie off well.

Luckily, it didn't take bashing the religious "undertones" of the movie in order to tear it to pieces.

Things like... falling into a freezing river and then swimming ashore and walking along through the winter landscape with drenched clothes and not so much as shivvering?

Perhaps becoming a master swordsman with just 5 minutes of training. Or learning how to throw a dagger 50 feet to stick into a bullseye having never picked one up before?

OH I KNOW!

Maybe it was Santa Clause handing out weapons for christmas. THERE we go ...

Hey maybe I'll poke fun at the technical failings: Here's a hint Disney- when you do a night scene, maybe don't do it in the day and apply a night filter. One might notice the BLUE SKY and CLOUDS in the background, making the night filter just a tad obvious.

Oh but I'm told I should make exceptions for this movie. It's a kids story, I'm told. It's fantasy, I'm told.

It's an insult, really, is what it is. And a pathetic one at that. Here's my $8 wasted, and 2.5 hours of my life gone which shall never return.

I cannot appreciate this movie because of what it represents. Because of the religion it supports and promotes. Because it is an attempt to manipulate people into believing christianity.

Perhaps I am the only one who hated this movie. *shrugs*

- Keman

Comments

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kysh
Dec. 10th, 2005 09:12 am (UTC)
You're becoming irreconcilably bitter. You need to change 'something' before you're utterly unapproachable...

-Kysh
shalisk
Dec. 10th, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)
Sadly I would have to agree.
And for as much as im going to get for saying it, its become this way ever sense he had a falling out with family.
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shalisk
Dec. 10th, 2005 11:07 am (UTC)
Or you could take it for what it was. A movie.
Because it was written by a christian and you had nutjobs handing you panflits dont make it a 'christan conversion tool' or what not. You can find religious over tones in any movie really. I liked it because it took me back to reading the book as a kid. And for the 2 hours and 20 minutes they worked with, they did a fairly good job of portraying the book in the movie.

As for the shivering, that was pretty bullshit, yes. But so is jumping off a roof into trash and running scott free, where are the people complaining about that? 1000000 rounds of ammo and no one hit, rockets being -DUCKED- all movies are full of bullshit.

And By the way, in the books peter trained for months. But in the essense of time im sure they sped things up.

wolffit
Dec. 10th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
I deleted my other comments. Basically at this point I'm settled on the opinion that I didn't like this movie because it was based on a christian story.

This isn't about the bitterness I have, this isn't about what my parents did to me. This isn't about the way the movie was made nor the realistic portrayal of what went on, despite my attempts to argue otherwise.

I appreciate movies that contain some or all of those unrealistic concepts just fine.

It's the religious part that I have a problem with, and this movie doesn't have religious 'undertones' .. it IS a religious story based on the bible. Plain and simple.

- Keman
shalisk
Dec. 11th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)
Also, as a side note:

The entire movie, took place in the kids imagination, another reason for such things.
cerisewolf
Dec. 10th, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC)
cerisewolf
Dec. 10th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
A .html on the end of that helps.
kj_roo
Dec. 10th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
Gotta watch for moonburn for nights like that. :) Need some MPF45 moonblock. :)
hastka
Dec. 11th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
As I said in my post, I've been a fan of Narnia for years, so maybe my opinions are colored the other way. Hope this doesn't come off as too ranty/contrary.

* Almost nobody I know sees "christian overtones" unless they know that about the story. The parallels were meant to be there, but are subtle without context. Tons of stories have betrayals, faith, resurrection of a protagonist, etc.

* Stories are always colored by the author's culture, religion, social beliefs, etc. Anime is colored by Japanese culture. Metropolis is colored by German culture. Frankly, even if it were "Ben Hur" (talk about Christian overtones), I feel it adds depth, and adds dimension to the viewer. It doesn't mean they're trying to recruit Japanese immigrants with Pokemon.

* The movie closely follows the book, which I prefer to Disney raping yet another great work. That does however result in weird time quirks versus the movie.

To me, Narnia is an entertaining, and well-written, story about magic, talking animals, light adventure, betrayal that kids can identify with, reconciliation, and the good guys winning against steep odds. Maybe not the most realistic thing ever, but it's "fun" -- at least to me.

I'm kind of confused why you went to it, if you felt it was a "Christian propaganda tool" ahead of time.
bramblewolf
Dec. 11th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
aww...
i'm gunna see it anyways.
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