A smallish hit from 2005, "The Chronicles of Narnia" is the charming story of three youngsters who are sent to live in an English country mansion during the Blitz of World War II. The trio discover a portal to a magical world called Narnia in a wardrobe on the top floor of the mansion. Narnia is filled with magical creatures, ruled by a wicked ice queen called The White Witch (Tilda Swinton). The adventure plays out to lead the children to free the inhabitants from the shackles of the White Witch's rule.
While hardly universally acclaimed, Narnia is nonetheless an entertaining film that will amuse the children with the story of the magical creatures and charm the adults with its heart. Fine performances all around, especially Tilda Swinton who shines on the screen.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our May, 2008 issue.
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