Never having read any of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ books by CS Lewis (mostly because I feared I would be preached to), I still find myself excited by the preview of the first movie installment ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. It’s a curious-making trailer and Disney could have a hugely successful franchise on par with The Lord Of The Rings movies and the Star Wars phenomenon.
Of the 5 reasons listed on the Moviefone website as to why this venture may be a huge success, #5 may be the most convincing:
In fact, the Lewis books’ much-explored Christian allegorical themes are already inspiring some to predict box office success to rival the awesome take of that behemoth Christian non-allegory, ‘The Passion of the Christ.’
The non-allegory of ‘The Passion of the Christ’? They’re kidding, right?
I’m not overly pleased that it may be a huge thrill for Christians to see these books made into movies or that it will promote Christian ideals but I expected a venture to counter the satanic messages the Harry Potter books and movies contained. LOL
Disney has further committed to movie adaptations of the next 2 books in CS Lewis’ Narnia series. This first one could suck but dayum, it sure has a purty trailer! Check it out!