Monday, December 12, 2005

*Which* Chronicle of Narnia?

To the surprise of few, the debate has fired up over the new movie release of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. How Christian should it be? How Christian should it not be? How Christian did CS Lewis intend it to be?

If you ask me, they're all barking up the wrong tree.

Speaking as a fan of the books (who will hopefully see the movie in a few days) I anticipate no problems with the movie adaptation, or with the adaptations of most of the following books.

It's the prospect that Disney will go all the way and eventually make a movie out of the last book in the series--The Last Battle--that fills me with dread.

You can make a case that the other books were simple fantasy adventures--fantasies with covert Christian themes, to be sure, but fantasies nonetheless.

But if you believe that the end of The Last Battle was anything other than a blatant allegorization between the Narnia series and Christianity, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in.

I don't even want to *think* about what Disney might do with that sequence.

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