Monday, December 12, 2005

Chronicles of Narnia- one more way to turn kids against reading

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.

1 comment:

-from charliewest, with love said...

oh man. i'm the only person on earth who loved the narnia books and was a heathen, apparently.

i think the movies look creepy too. especially animatronic Aslan. Aslan's mouth didn't move like he was a human---that was what was cool about him. His voice came from deep within. He didn't make human faces. He's a lion. I'm just saying.