Kara Babcock

I read, write, code, and knit.

Narnia

Note: This post was written before I realized I was trans and/or before I came out online. As such, I might refer to myself as a man or use my deadname. Please read my name policy to understand how you should refer to me.

I went to see The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe last night with my father and brother. It was pretty awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The camera angles were a bit too tight for my liking. It was like they were trying to stuff too much into every scene, or move too close in on a character's face. It just felt unusual. It will be interesting to see how it translates to television.

I really, really enjoyed the music. For me, music makes a film. When I go to see a movie, I listen mostly to the music. If I ever get a novel published and someone (Zarquon forbid!) goes insane and wants to make a movie from it, it will have to have most awesome music. Frank Herbert's Children of Dune still has, in my opinion, the greatest music of any miniseries/movie. But I do digress.

I'm posting this, by the way, because my dad told me this morning that he was surprised that I had not posted a Narnia review on my blog. So here it is, Dad. :D

Unlike Serenity, which was a good movie, I am very open to the idea of Narnia sequels. Hopefully they will be as entertaining as this one. Now, of course, this would have the disadvantage of me having to read the books all over again (I have not read them since at least grade 6, if not earlier in my life. . . .). It'd be worth it, though. They're good books and the movies, for a Walt Disney production, did not let me down. (The fact that I don't remember half the book would help with that.)

Muwahahahaha.