New Narnia trailer now online

New Narnia trailer now online October 22, 2005

Click here for a better look at Aslan, the White Witch, the mythological creatures, the battle scenes, and so on. It’s kind of weird hearing Liam Neeson’s voice come out of the lion, and Tilda Swinton’s interpretation of the witch isn’t quite what I imagined, and the children approach the wardrobe with a bit too much deliberation, but I imagine I could get used to all that. I also can’t shake this weird feeling that the snow-covered forest looks a little fake, but I hope that’s just my inner nitpicker speaking.

UPDATE: I’ve watched the trailer a few more times, and a couple of the more movie-ish lines (especially “If Aslan wants a war…” and “But I bet they help”) strike me as a tad non-Lewisian. This is not necessarily a bad thing, provided that the entire script is not peppered with such clichés; but I am reminded of how my friend Trent objected to that not-quite-Tolkienesque line in the original Fellowship of the Ring teaser, where Galadriel tells Frodo, “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”

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