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Review Of The Year 2014
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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Tilda Swinton
Liam Neeson
Ray Winstone
Anna Popplewell
Georgie Henley
Skandar Keynes
William Moseley
James McAvoy
Jim Broadbent
Directors
Andrew Adamson
Screenwriters
Ann Peacock
Andrew Adamson
Christopher Markus
Stephen McFeely
Running Time
140 minutes

The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe
The wardrobe beckons you to a land of magic, danger and cockney talking beavers.


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The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

Plot
To escape the horrors of the Blitz, the Pevensie children are packed off to live with eccentric Professor Kirke (Broadbent). While playing in his mansion, they discover a wardrobe that provides a portal to the magical world of Narnia. Cue wicked witches, Turkish Delight, talking wolves and a huge smackdown to decide the fate of a kingdom.


Verdict
It’s a more dynamic adventure than Potter IV but lacks the majesty and richness of LOTR. Still, it’s an enjoyable adaptation and good enough for us to welcome this new franchise.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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