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The Chronicles of Narnia

By Miu Shouji

The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of fantasy films co-produced by Walden Media and Walt Disney Producers. The films are adaptations of the seven fantasy novels of the same name written by C. S. Lewis and published between 1950 to 1956.


The first and second films were directed by Andrew Adamsom and the third by Michael Apted. Andrew Adamson has directed the Shrek series and Michael Apted has directed The World Is Not Enough.


This story is about what happens to four siblings who are sent to a mansion in England during World War II to escape air raids. The four Pevensie siblings, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, begin exploring the mansion when they arrive there. During her expedition, Lucy, the youngest child, wandered into a mysterious land connected to a chest of drawers. It was Narnia, the land created by the once great king Aslan.


It was a peaceful land inhabited by many creatures that could speak, such as dwarves, fauns, centaurs and giants. However, the White Witch appeared and transformed the world into a winter world where spring never comes. With the help of Aslan, the four siblings decide to fight to free Narnia from the White Witch’s rule.


In this film, the Pevensie siblings are called the fellow soldiers of Narnia and become kings of this country. The eldest son of the Pevensie siblings, Peter, was played by William Moseley. Also, Anna Popplewell played Susan, the eldest daughter, Skandar Keynes played Edmund, the second son, and Georgie Henry played Lucy, the second daughter.

The first film was a blockbuster that debuted at number one in 64 countries. It won the Best Makeup and Hairstyling Award at the 78th Academy Awards. Filmed on location in New Zealand, the film realistically blends spectacular natural scenery with computer graphics, and was highly acclaimed by fans of the original film.


The protagonists of the film teach you about accepting yourself as you are and growing up in a real sense by firmly acknowledging who you are. It is a thrilling film that shows the boundary of the strange and beautiful world.


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