Monday, January 02, 2006

Narnia, The New Year, and Kids

Happy New Year everyone! I had a good week just chilling, partying and spending time with friends and family, not to forget taking a seven days' break from scooping ice cream. I hope you guys experienced an awesome week of celebration as well to usher in the year 2006.

I also watched "Chronicles of Narnia" last week. It's definitely a relevant movie for me to anticipate the days ahead. I haven't got to read the book by C.S Lewis, but i would love to now that i have watched the film! The storyline is very simple and predictable. It does not really have the complexity of "Harry Potter" or "The Lord of the Rings". Yet, it is exactly the simplicity of it which is powerful. As the title tells us, the story is about the witch , the lion and the wardrobe. It is also about the adventure of four beautiful kids who inadvertently entered the land of Narnia. At the end of the story the good gains victory over evil. We all know what was going to happen at the end, yet i enjoyed every bit of the battle, the tears, the joys and the sweetness that comes after the victory. There is emotional satisfaction that comes with it.
It's a dreamland beyond the wardrobe, yet the psychological connection with the kids going through the wilderness of Narnia, battling evil forces, dealing with their own vulnerabilities, weaknesses and the occasional conflict between reason and instinct, is compelling. Many times we do not enter the wardrobe because it's not logical, just like the older siblings, who felt that way in the beginning. However, once they followed the voice of the youngest child, Lucy, their enchanting adventures begin!

Certainly an encouraging movie for dreamers.

And of course, it's good to know that kids, like Lucy in "Chronicles of Narnia", sometimes see more than we do.

5 comments:

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Anonymous said...

I haven't seen the new Narnia movie yet but its on my list. Maybe I'll see it in video.

Along time ago I saw the animated version and read a few of the Narnia books (but I don't think I read all of them).

The story is interesting. I wonder what you thought of the Christian allegory. Especially during the holiday season. (A lion (of judah?) who dies in order to defeat the powers of darkness... sounds familiar)

Abdul-Halim

Andrew Field said...

Hey JJ!

Great to hear from you! I'm lonely and living at home and it made my day. What have you been up to lately? My email address is andrewfie@gmail.com, feel free to write whenever.

-MordechaiMoose (Andrew)

ps. I liked the Narnia movie too, but it was kind of simple.

JJ said...

Abdul,
the movie does encourage me to seek my faith for strength and deliverance from difficulties. i supposed that is how i identify with the Christian allegory. it does give me a lot of hope and inspiration , especially when i meet with obstacles in life.

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