I was contemplating on what would be the next movie that I would give a review about. As I placed the dvd into my player the revelation was to write about the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. (2005) Which is the second of a series of seven fantasy novels in the Chronicles series written by C.S. Lewis. This particular story being written in 1950.
It’s hard to believe this movie was done 15 years ago—so what’s so special about it? When you read most of the movie reviews they are very short and non-descriptive: “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.”
To adults this may sound somewhat the norm. But as an adult you need to look a little closer to what this movie purveys.
I submit to you that lion is not mystical but represents Jesus in the form of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The children walked into an eternal realm that, through numerous trials, taught them they were part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; (1 Peter 2:9 NKJV)
One must look at this movie through the eyes of faith. A movie for a new generation of viewers. It is good for our children to watch as it gives them courage and determination to see their battles through to the end. And at the same time teaches them although it may look like you are fighting a losing battle; God will ultimately deliver you no matter the enemy if you are diligent and believe. Thus allowing you to find and fulfill your destiny.
Originally released on October 2005. The Chronicles of Narnia is 143 min and is a family film.
We give The Chronicles of Narnia
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