Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Movie Review: Narnia II

Late last week I took the kids to see Prince Caspian, the second movie in the Narnia series being made. We all enjoyed it--loved seeing the original actors back to play the main characters-- loved the costume design--loved the Prince Caspian character/actor. The special effects with the animals was also great. Patch had read the book recently in preparation to see the movie; his only complaint was that the movie put three chapters worth of information into three minutes, but then drew out the battle scenes to last extra long.

I really liked a lot of the Christian symbolism. In particular, I loved the use of Edmund's torch (that's what they call flashlights in Britain). He has it is his bag when they are swept off to Narnia unexpectedly. The symbolism comes in when the kids rely on their own light (use of the torch) to try and fix things, instead of looking to the light of Christ (Aslan). Not to give away any of the plot, but it was a very powerful simile that made the final fight more suspenseful and return of Aslan more wonderful.

Scripture of the Day: A-11, Moroni 10:21-22
Only 2 more days and we will have blackout! SO excited!

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