Bear in mind whilst reading this that I was raised on the 1988 tv series version of this story and the other Chronicles of Narnia, so my view is more influenced than that than by the book of which I remember relatively little.
I liked the power struggle we saw between Susan and Peter at the beginning. Susan is arguably equal to Peter in almost every way so I think this was about realism as much as anything else.
The casting of the Pevensies was pretty much spot on. No complaints about them or Tumnus, and overall I thought Tilda Swinton did the White Witch justice though I had moments of doubt.
The battle was pretty awesome, though my expectations of it were low. Some bits could certainly have used more graphic scenes but we got the picture.
Dawn French and Rupert Everett lending their vocal talents cheapened the tone. I'm not saying they're bad voice actors but we knew it was them we were listening to.
Speaking of the animals' voices, I hated the way the Beaver apparently comes from 21st Century South London. You can see that they're trying to make him a more accessible character, but really, it was unnecessary.
The whole movie could have passed for Lord Of The Rings 4. I can accept them filming in the same areas but there were some scenes that directly paralleled LOTR, let alone the costumes and sets and.. ugh. Keep Middle Earth and Narnia separate please.
I didn't like how Susan and Peter seemed to need to practice wielding their weapons. I would have assumed they had an intuitive ability to use them.
LIAM NEESON, SORT YOUR VOICE OUT. We went from English -> American -> Irish and back again, it fucked me off no end.
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