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Old Dec 11th 2005, 12:18 am
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So, what did you think of this Lord of the Rings wannabe?

I thought the story drug a bit much at times, and nearly put me to sleep at others. The final battle scenes were cool, but they were a bit too long in the comming. In short, I got exactly what I expected- a scaled down version of LOTR.

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Old Dec 11th 2005, 1:35 am
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yet to see it....can't really imagine sitting in the nasty arse painful seats at the local cinema for a long movie...so how long was it? *l*
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Originally Posted by Jabba1
So, what did you think of this Lord of the Rings wannabe?

I thought the story drug a bit much at times, and nearly put me to sleep at others. The final battle scenes were cool, but they were a bit too long in the comming. In short, I got exactly what I expected- a scaled down version of LOTR.
would u recommend for 4 yrs old boy?
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http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/chro...itch_wardrobe/

I have a 4 year old who wants to see it.

I sort of remember it from that age but none of the religous overtones.

Star Wars I thought did have such overtones but I was a lot, lot older.
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I have a 4 year old who wants to see it.

I sort of remember it from that age but none of the religous overtones.

Star Wars I thought did have such overtones but I was a lot, lot older.
it has religious overtones??? no I'm serious? I love the story and it's gonna be our family xmas movie i reckon i'll love it...the heathen that I am
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it has religious overtones??? no I'm serious? I love the story and it's gonna be our family xmas movie i reckon i'll love it...the heathen that I am
Me too.

Not paying real attention but amongst other things the Lion is JC, apparently.

Or it could just be a Yank thing.
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Originally Posted by novita77
would u recommend for 4 yrs old boy?
There were practically nothing but 4 years olds in attendance at my cinima. Most of whom burst into tears at some point (there are a few scatterd intense moments). The movie's cast consists mostly of kids anyway, so it's not surprising that parents think it's a kid show- which for the most part, it is.

Think of it as LOTR for kids if you will.
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it has religious overtones??? no I'm serious? I love the story and it's gonna be our family xmas movie i reckon i'll love it...the heathen that I am
It does, but in the same way the LOTR did. Both Tolkien and Lewis were interested in religion and took myths from various religions (Greek mythology, etc.) to make their own Worlds.

The media are already playing on the religious angle and it will probably circulate as much as the Harry Potter bs.

It's just a movie. Enjoy.
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C.S Lewis actually said that he never set out to make a 'Christian' story for children. He said that firstly he got the idea of the white witch on the sleigh as an image and then the talking animals and the wardrobe and then it all went from there. I just read that, and now I can't find where I read it.. darn.......
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Originally Posted by novita77
would u recommend for 4 yrs old boy?

Bits of it are quite scary, there are several fight scenes and Aslan roaring could be quite un-nerving, it's ain't Disney fer sure.. I'd be wary of a 4 yr old seeing it, but 6-8 yr old would be fine with it.
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it was as I expected, and i enjoyed it.

I didn't think it was a LOTR wannabe; just a kids film. It's clear that the budget was less, and the scale smaller. I liked the books as a kid, and the BBC thing, if anybody goes with the idea it is LOTR they'll be sorely disappointed!

I think it might be a bit OTT for a 4 year old, though.

As for the religious undertones; i'm not religious, and i don't really care if they were there or not... and i'm pretty sure the kids wouldn't catch on anyway!
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Originally Posted by novita77
would u recommend for 4 yrs old boy?
I don't think it is an appropiate movie for small kids. Some scary and violent scenes, I would think over age 8 and up would be better, IMHO. Plus it's a pretty long movie for a little kid to sit through at more than two hours.
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Originally Posted by sadie33138
I don't think it is an appropiate movie for small kids. Some scary and violent scenes, I would think over age 8 and up would be better, IMHO. Plus it's a pretty long movie for a little kid to sit through at more than two hours.
thank u, so will have to watch it by myself then.

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I really want to see this movie - it's interesting that they released it just before Christmas. I wonder if they are trying to get Christians to watch it, given that C.S. Lewis wrote it.
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I really want to see this movie - it's interesting that they released it just before Christmas. I wonder if they are trying to get Christians to watch it, given that C.S. Lewis wrote it.
Nah, it's because it's got lots of snow. Who would want to go and see a film so full of snow at any other time of year?
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