Book V.S. Movie!~The Lion,The Witch, and the Wardrobe~C.S.Lewis

Hi everyone! I had just recently read the book by C.S Lewis, The Lion,the Witch,and the Wardrobe! I loved it! See my reviews for the book and the movie below!

“I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.” -C.S. Lewis

                                             The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia #2)

The Lion,the Witch,and the Wardrobe

by C.S. Lewis

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Book review

Wow! What can I say that would adequately describe this book? It was so inspiring,captivating

funny,and it had very,very good elements for faith building! I have watched the movie version multiple times and I really enjoyed it!

At first I didn’t know how I would like the book. For me,I’m not really into books with talking animals and such.

I was really surprised about this one though! C.S.Lewis  had a way of making talking animals believable. Well, at least for me. 🙂

I so enjoyed the faith allegory that he used in this story! He was truly a genius!

I wanted to read his work after I had learned that he was using the story of redemption and the christian life as a basis to this story.  I also wanted to know the difference between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R.Tolkien. This is the first book I’ve read by C.S. Lewis and to me I could easily discern the Christianity aspects better with Lewis’ writing than in Tolkien’s writing in my opinion. (But then again I’ve only read one book by Tolkien.)

Aslan has to be my favorite character in the book! Aslan had so many characteristics of Christ. Like, how he’s symbolized as a Lion (Lion of the tribe of Judah)and how he laid down his life for a fallen Son of Adam. I really enjoyed it!  Also the constant struggle and battles between good and evil with Aslan and the White Witch.

Characters,Peter,Susan,Edmund and Lucy were very easy to relate to. Especially the teasing that Lucy had to go through with Edmund. Oh, don’t I hear things like that about a hundred times a day! lol.

C.S. Lewis also had a very good sense of humor in the story which is something that I really enjoy when I read books. Any book that will make me laugh is certainly a keeper!  If you haven’t read it I encourage you to read it! This is also a good book for children as well. It is a children’s book but also for the young at heart. 🙂 My rating-5 out of 5 stars.

Quotes from the book:

“Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.”

Do not cite the Deep Magic to me, Witch. I was there when it was written.”

“Aslan is a lion- the Lion, the great Lion.” “Ooh” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion”…”Safe?” said Mr Beaver …”Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”

“He’ll be coming and going. One day you’ll see him and another you won’t.”

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The chronicles of Narnia // Las crónicas de Narnia-Ze Fifi and Ze onri love the C.S. Lewis....Ze auteur

I have watched the movie like hundreds of times and it has become one of the all time favorite for me.  I don’t want to ruin the movie for those who haven’t watched it as of yet, so I’ll only try to hit the highlights.

In my opinion,the movie really compliments the book. There are some slight differences but I think that the movie and the book can be enjoyed equally.   Lucy (Georgie Henley) was one of my favorite characters in the movie and I think she was a very  good actress in the movie. I also love how the movie shows how Peter(William Moseley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) went through a little bit of sibling rivalry at times it was quite funny to see those two go at it. lol.

I can’t begin to tell how I loved Susan’s (Anna Popplewell) outfits in the movie! I would totally wear them! Both Lucy and Susan’s hairstyles were pretty awesome as well.

Aslan’s character(Liam Neelson), was very true to the book I think because in the book Aslan has this rich smooth voice and they did a really good job of making Aslan that someone everyone wants to love. Love his character in the movie!

Mr. Tummnus(James McAvoy) was true to his character as well. I also loved how the movie portrayed the

Witch(Tilda Swinton) because she was so believable. I love it when an actor becomes in tune with their character because it makes it more enjoyable to watch even if they are the bad guy. 🙂

Overall, I really love watching the movie and there are also some things in the book that gives more insight to what is happening in the movie. Like when Lucy is with Mr.Tumnus, and he’s blowing the flute and then Lucy makes this strange expression on her face, to be honest I didn’t know what was going on and when I read the book then it finally made sense. Because she was actually between crying and laughing in that scene.

Last but not least, I liked watching the comedy scenes throughout the movie they were hilarious! This movie is great for family nights and whatnot.  Movie Rating:PG

My movie rating:5 out of 5 stars (A re-watchable movie)

Which one I like the best the book or the movie? : I love them both! 🙂

Narnia! I want to go!! Where's a magical wardrobe when you need one?

Image Credit:Pinterest.com

Narnia

C.S. Lewis Typography Nursery Art - Children Will Meet Cruel Enemies, Heard of Brave Knights  - 8x10 Inch Poster - Literary Geek, Narnia

(The Quotes and Pictures are from Pinterest and Goodreads)

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6 Comments

  1. I love your review! My family is HUGE on C.S Lewis and I encourage you to read the entire Narnia series (my personal favorite is The Silver Chair). However, the more movies they make, it seems to me, the further away from the books they get. The Lion, The Witch, The Wardrobe was almost perfect to the book in my opinion, but they took some things out/added things to Prince Caspian. And the Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie was so far away from the book that I had a hard time believing it was based upon the book at all. I look forward to, but yet dread when the movie The Silver Chair comes out, wondering how good it will actually be…..
    The quotes and pics are awesome by the way!

    • Thank you! I’m now a fan of C.S Lewis’ work! I didn’t know I would enjoy his books so much and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series. I’m reading the Magician’s Nephew now and I’m really enjoying it. 🙂 To be honest, the Prince Caspian movie is my least favorite of the movies. Yeah, I heard they were coming out with another movie. The movie was supposed to be based on the Magician’s Nephew but I now I think they’re trying to do the movie almost in the same order of the books. I guess we’ll just have to see how it goes.lol. 🙂

      • Oh you are right! It is Magician’s Nephew coming out next, I knew that…..I really did! lol. You are also right about them making the movies in the order Lewis wrote the books, he did not write Magician’s Nephew until after Voyage of the DT. So, thanks for pointing out my mistake! lol!

  2. Yes, I encourage you to read the whole series to!! My favorite was the Magician’s Nephew. It is kind of a prequel to the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It even explains why the lamp post is there. 🙂 It is SO interesting! I loved it!!!!!! It also gives details on how Narnia was created and where the Witch came from. It’s a must read. You should read it and then tell me how you liked it. 🙂

    I am a big fan of C.S Lewis as well as J.R.R. Tolkien. When I found out that they were friends and would meet at a tavern to discuss their books, I basically freaked out!!! 🙂 And the movies that have been made after the books are all so amazing; the Hobbit included. I love the Hobbit to. 🙂

    Great review!!
    Sarah

    • I do intend on reading the rest of the series! I’m reading the Magician’s Nephew now. I’ll try to post my thoughts about it later on. 🙂 I totally see the same aspect that Tolkien in his novels with the rings only C.S Lewis did it a little differently. I was amazed and I can totally see how when Aslan sings that it really parallels with God and His creation. Awesome! 🙂 I haven’t watched the Hobbit yet. I may try to get my up courage to watch it. The monsters are so scary! I’ll try to be brave. Maybe. lol. 🙂

  3. As a beloved reader of C.S Lewis’s novels I would like to elaborate on my opinion of C.S Lewis’s written text and the visual text of the Chronicles of Narnia.
    In a comparison of both the written and visual text, I feel in deep love with the visual text. Reason being that I was able to comprehend the text a lot better. With the visual text I was able to see all the characters and hear the characters. The text gives a great experience all through the movie. The director did a great job of giving every character their own lime light. The director helped the audience feel every moment of the movie not only in the fight scenes but also the sad moments in the movie.
    The written text has its own flavor and I have special place in my heart for written text. The written text forces the reader to be creative. For example C.S. Lewis does really describe the children but based on their age and personalities the reader can give the different characters their own voices and physics. That is amazing because I pictured Lucy a little older and a little higher pitched voice.
    Both the written and visual texts are great versions of the Chronicles of Narnia.

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