Movie Review: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
First a best-selling book, then the entire Narnia Chronicles, and now a second time best-selling movie.
In the magical land of Narnia, it is always winter, but never Christmas. The beings (dwarfs, centaurs, unicorns…) live under the fear-inspired reign of the White Witch. Yet there is hope…
The Prophecy: The prophecy from the dawn of time proclaims that two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve (humans) will overthrow the self-proclaimed Queen of Narnia. In walk the four Pevensie children (literally through a wardrobe) to join the mysterious Aslan and free Narnia from enslavement to the White Witch.
Double the Fun: Talk About You
Try out these discussion topics:
- What if you and I were a type of Edmund Pevensie, just a smidgen self-centered? What if there is a price to pay for prideful behavior? What suffers from self-centeredness? (Read Save Kids from Embarrassment)
- How might family members need to make sacrifices for each other?
- What is the deep magic (the guiding principles) in our family?
- Mom and Dad, you were kids one day and you knew the grandparents' family magic. Did you discover a deeper magic (love) when you became parents? (Read Discover the Boy Behind Dad)
Multiply the Fun: Read the full Narnia Chronicles
My boys were riveted by entire series. We spent hours (during vacation mostly) snuggling up while I read the books out loud. Reading Narnia even diverted them from computer games. That’s a seal of quality!
Photos from the Disney movie.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Always winter but never Christmas until...Gotta love Santa's gifts!
The Chronicles of Narnia
The whole 7 volume set is terrific. Listen to it on CD or snuggle up to read aloud.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The sequel to The Lion, te Witch, and the Wardrobe. Narnia 1300 years later...