Watch and weep, Lewis fans. Or, better, don’t.

This looks so, so lame. But it’s out there, and as a chronicler of all things Inklings-ish (say that ten times fast!), I am compelled to note, just for the record, that C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia has now been inducted into the realm of dumb spoof movies.

Behold Epic Movie, courtesy of two of the guys responsible for Spy Hard (1996), Scary Movie (2000) and Date Movie (2006).

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Note also the nods to Snakes on a Plane, Harry Potter, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, X-Men, Pirates of the Caribbean, Superman Returns, and Borat — each pop culture reference more desperate and unfunny than the ones that preceded it. Sigh.

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About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).


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