What a bloody disappointment.
When I came out of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe I remember getting out my mobile phone and ringing RW Day and screaming OMG OMG OMG into the mouthpiece because it was like someone had opened the top of my head and had made the film better than I had imagined it.
This, though – what on EARTH were they thinking?
I was prepared to be happy about the little changes when they first got back to Cair Paravel because they covered it quickly, but in a way that made sense, and used all the salient points. But then they missed out entirely the whole “seeing Aslan” and “I told you so” part when they were travelling from there to Aslan’s How. Then …. there’s no bloody Asland. Then there’s this huge entirely unnecessary part where they attempt to take Miras’ castle, I mean WTF? All shot in the dark so you can’t make out what’s going on – and STILL no Aslan.
Then the single combat which misses out some of the salient parts (STILL NO ASLAN) like not having Reepicheep as a steward but having one of the Bulgy Bears (and where are the CHARACTERS?) …. and now there’s a big bloody battle and still. No. Aslan.
What an absolute PIGS EAR of an adaptation. No wonder it didn’t stay in the cinema for long. And what an absolute heart breaking disappointment after the beauty of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.© Copyright 2009 Erastes, All rights Reserved. Written For: Erastes