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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:


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(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.