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more trailers The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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Plot
Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.9/10 (137,878 voted)

Critic's Score: 75/100

Director: Andrew Adamson

Stars: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley

Storyline
When the Pevensie family are evacuated out to the country, they are unaware of the adventure they will encounter. During a game of hide and seek, the youngest daughter, Lucy (Henley) discovers a wardrobe which transports her to the land of Narnia. Covered in snow, Narnia is full of weird and wonderful creatures, but is watched over by the evil White Witch, Jadis (Swinton). When all four Pevensie children end up through the wardrobe, they discover that it was meant to be, as two daughters of Eve and two sons of Adam must join with the mighty lion, Aslan (Neeson) to defeat the evil White Witch.

Writers: Ann Peacock, Andrew Adamson

Cast:
Georgie Henley - Lucy Pevensie
Skandar Keynes - Edmund Pevensie
William Moseley - Peter Pevensie
Anna Popplewell - Susan Pevensie
Tilda Swinton - White Witch
James McAvoy - Mr. Tumnus
Jim Broadbent - Professor Kirke
Kiran Shah - Ginarrbrik
James Cosmo - Father Christmas
Judy McIntosh - Mrs. Pevensie
Elizabeth Hawthorne - Mrs. Macready
Patrick Kake - Oreius
Shane Rangi - General Otmin
Brandon Cook - Boy on Train
Cassie Cook - Girl on Train

Taglines: Evil Has Reigned For 100 Years...



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 9 December 2005

Filming Locations: Adrspach National Park, Trutnov, Czech Republic

Box Office Details

Budget: $180,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $65,556,312 (USA) (11 December 2005)

Gross: $745,013,115 (Worldwide) (25 November 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (extended version)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
The CGI on Mr. Tumnus was from his waist down - his goat legs and hooves. His ears were controlled by remote control and a fake nose along with a lot of hair was attached.

Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning of the battle, Jadis appears from behind the hill with all her troops, stopping close to an upper natural "step" in front of her. Later, she orders her bears to move, but we don't see her falling - the step is gone.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Mrs. Pevensie: Edmund! Get away from there! Peter!
[to Edmund]
Mrs. Pevensie: What do you think you're doing? Peter! Quickly, the shelter! Now!



User Review

The perfect Christmas movie

Rating: 8/10

To sum things up: I loved this movie.

I had been waiting for it ever since it was announced, so of course I couldn't pass up the chance to see a press preview this morning. And, while there were some definite weaknesses (mostly in the quality of the animations), overall I was completely convinced. Naturally it did not coincide 100% with my own vision of Narnia visually, but emotionally it rang absolutely true, choking me up several times and really touching me. I walked out of the theatre with a warm, contented feeling - just like I feel every time I read C.S. Lewis' book!

The stand-out performance was definitely Tilda Swinton's as the White Witch, but I liked all actors/voices, from cute little Lucy (newcomer Georgie Henley) to majestic Aslan (Liam Neeson). I thought the children did a great job, considering their relative inexperience and the amount of blue screen work involved.

Tip: Stay seated through the actor credits - afterwards there's another small scene.









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