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

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  1. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    So is anybody planning to reread this with the movie being released in 2 months? I don't know it as well as Lord of the Rings, but I'd be happy to try to answer any questions you guys about it, and it would be cool to have some discussion as the hype builds up. :wavey:
     
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    right now i'm working on HP:GOF, so i'm just gonna have to watch it and then do the comparative read later.
     
  3. NJGuy

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    Movie looks good.
    never read the book
     
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    I read the book WAY back for a book report in grade 4. Highly doubt I'll read it before the movie.
     
  5. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I'm thinking about it. They're fast reads - you can burn through each of the 7 books in a couple hours.

    I have other stuff to finish first though. :o
     
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    will probably read them again after the movie comes out. (i just re-read them a couple of months ago) :hs:
     
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    Read the book. Looking for the book so I can read it again. Can't wait for the movie.
     
  8. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    It looks awesome, doesn't it?
     
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    My g/f and I started drooling when we first saw the trailer.
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Yeah I saw the trailer when I went to see Revenge of the Sith, and it gave me chills. I was more excited for that than I was for Star Wars. :o
     
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    :eek3: UNPOSSIBLE!!!! :eek3:
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    To be honest, Lucas has really succeeded in turning me off to Star Wars. The three prequels weren't what they could have been, because Lucas didn't learn the lesson of Empire and Jedi: GL outlines story, hands the outline to a good writer, then hands the screenplay to a good director = brilliant movie.

    GL writes, directs, produces movie = phantom menace. :ugh: You'd think he would have learned that Episode IV was a fluke. Every other movie he's been involved with that was good was either written or co-written by somebody other than Lucas. Even Ep III, which I enjoyed, was full of shitty dialog and throwaway characters.

    They could have been so much better. He should have let Joss Whedon write & direct. :)
     
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    I believe that you have a very good point there. I concur with this statement. :)
     
  15. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    :)

    In fact, speaking of Joss Whedon, I'm going to see Serenity again tonight. woo hoo!
     
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    Me and the g/f are going to see Fog tomorrow. How is Serenity, it's on our to see list.
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    It's definitely the best movie I've seen since Return of the King. And very possibly the best scifi movie I've ever seen.
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Be sure to report back on the Fog. I saw the John Carpenter original about 10 years ago and kind of liked it.
     
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    i saw it last night on SciFi and it seemed interesting enough. problem is that todays horrors can't get the same feeling out of people the way classics like that did.
     
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    Will do. I'll do it first thing Monday morn when I get to work. :o
     
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    Well, the movie was pretty good. Not the best I've seen. It's worth seeing at least once in the theater. I might "obtain" it when it when it's released on DVD. I never saw the original though, so I can't make a fair comparison to the original. :noes: But the fog rolling in was too cool.
     
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    Reading the Chronicles right...
     
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    They are written for children, but they have many subtle themes you can pick up much easier when you read them as an adult. C. S. Lewis was a Christian convert who was big on morality issues, the personal choices people make, and the consequences they have. Good friend of Tolkien as you know although he thought the great author went overboard about elves!
     
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    When is Serenity out on DVD?

    When in was in the Philippines they never showed it there. :hs:
     
  25. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be out by Christmas, but I don't know the exact date.
     

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