Just a quick note spurred by too much TV watching:
The new Narnia movie(s) scare me. I read the books when I was a kid and hated them. The girl characters were dumb and whiny, and basically caused many of the problems the boys then had to fix.
The characters had nothing to recommend obsession (a key force in my childhood reading) and spent their time on tasks I could not imagine caring about in a snowy land of suckitude.
Hopefully the movie strays from the source material with respect to the girl characters, but I doubt I'll go find out.