The evil White Witch holds the realm of Narnia in the thrall of a hundred-year winter; psychotic and malevolent, the witch is a chilling icon of evil. Four children from the city of London travel through an enchanted wardrobe and arrive, to their great astonishment, in the woods of Narnia. The four protagonists will find themselves caught in a battle between good and evil, between the White Witch and her cruel servants, on the one hand, and the lion Aslan and the talking beasts of Narnia, on the other hand.
The central motif is the sacrifice of the lion Aslan, who will give his own life to save his friends. His sacrifice, followed by the resurrection of Aslan and his triumph over evil, is a clear reference to the death on the cross of Jesus Christ our Savior. The essential elements of C.S. Lewis’s novel, that hint to the Christian Gospels, are well captured on screen. One of the merits of the film is that it aims to remain very faithful to the original book, thus managing to capture the scope, depth and wonder of Lewis’s world.
This is a movie for the whole family, with an appeal for both adults and children.
- Original title: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- Original language: English
- Genre: Fantasy
- Release year: 2005
- Public: Teenagers, children
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