Chronicles of Narnia

  • Oct. 28th, 2008 at 8:40 PM
naanima: ([Quote] Foiled by current events)
I finally got around to watching Prince Caspian the other day. It was surprisingly enjoyable, which is a very different reaction I had to the book when I read it 15 years ago. I read the Chronicles of Narnia when I was 11, and while I fell in love with the Pevensie children and Caspian, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Aslan or the other children in the series. Hell, I read other 5 novels post-Caspian in the hope that Peter and Susan would return. Believe me I was not impressed by the way the series ended.

Anyway, due to my liking of the film I thought that I might have judged the books a bit too harshly, so off I go to read the book. Well, figures that all the bits I did like in the film were NOT in the book. I always hated how the children were short-changed by Aslan, hell, at the age of 11 I thought it was pretty irritating that a talking animal told a group of children who saved his world that they were NOT allowed to return to Narnia because they were too old. Honestly, shittiest reason ever, and I always felt cheated that Lewis never dealt with the way growing up in Narnia and then returning to our world must have fucked up the children quite a bit.

And let’s not talk about the end of the series; what Lewis did to Susan, yeah, just fucking yeah.


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