The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy


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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.


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29 November 2005 | Nan17
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| A Very Satisfying Realization of C.S. Lewis' Creation
What a fabulous movie! I just saw a screening of it (with a bunch of other actors and writers) and the whole place burst into applause at the end.

Tilda Swinton is amazing as the White Witch. Her cold, evil gaze could freeze anyone.

I loved the kids - especially the little Georgie Henley, who played Lucy. Liam Neeson as the voice of Aslan was suitably majestic and comforting and grand.

It was beautifully filmed, and I felt Narnia was perfectly realized.

Looking forward to the movies that will follow.

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Trivia

In the movie, Edmund asks if the White Witch can make him taller. In fact, Skandar Keynes grew six and a half inches during the filming of this movie.


Quotes

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


Goofs

In the beginning, when the German airplanes are bombing London and Edmund and Peter are in the garden in front of their house, you can see the shadows of the airplanes on the ground. This is not possible because it is night and there is no light above the airplanes that could cause those shadows. On the contrary, searchlights tried to discover those airplanes from below pointing into the sky. If there was a light above the airplanes strong enough to create shadows, they would be moving much faster.


Crazy Credits

There is a further brief scene with Lucy and the Professor after the initial cast credits.


Alternate Versions

An extended cut of the movie was released on DVD for a limited time in December 2006. The extended edition included the following scenes:

  • 1.The new Disney logo at the beginning of the film.
  • 2. More parents and children crying at the train station. Also more interaction between the kids and Mrs. Pevensie.
  • 3. A scene on the train with Lucy and her toy dog.
  • 4. A new shot of the wardrobe before the cricket scene.
  • 5. More of the Pevensies running from Mrs. Macready.
  • 6. Extra shots of the Pevensies exploring Narnia for the first time.
  • 7. More of the Pevensies following Mr. Beaver to his home.
  • 8. Lucy finding a fish frozen in the ice around the Beaver's dam.
  • 9. More of Edmund crossing the Witch's courtyard.
  • 9. Some added shots of the wolves searching the dam.
  • 10. Several shots of the snow melting and the Pevensies and the Beavers walking through Narnia as it transforms into spring.
  • 11. A few new shots of Susan practicing archery.
  • 12. As the gryphons attack the Witch's troops with rocks, a group of bat-like creatures rush into the air and attack them.
  • 13. A few extra shots of the two armies colliding.
  • 14. As the phoenix attempts to lay down it's fire, a bat-creature attacks it. Peter kills the bat-creature with a spear.
  • 15. Some shots of creatures burning in the fire laid down by the phoenix.
  • 16. More of Orieus and Otmin fighting.
  • 17. Some more of the gryphons attacking the Witch.
  • 18. As Edmund rushes to Peter's aid, he pushes Ginarrbrik over a cliff.


Soundtracks

Oh Johnny Oh, Johnny Oh!
(1917)
Music by
Abe Olman
Lyrics Ed Rose
Performed by The Andrews Sisters
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Storyline

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Adventure | Family | Fantasy

Details

Release Date:

9 December 2005

Language

English, German, Brazilian Sign Language


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Filming Locations

Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,556,312 11 December 2005

Gross USA:

$291,710,957

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$745,013,115

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