Friday, December 09, 2005
Aslan Has Come! Merry Christmas!
My Lewis-philic wife, some close friends, and I saw the midnight opening of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe early Friday morning. The lateness of the night explains my tardiness in bringing to light the PSW news of the day. Leaving issues of cinematic craftsmanship for others more adept in that venue, this is a "must see" for Christmas. Seldom has Hollywood offered up such a faithful rendering of a Christian book.
The Christ themes are clearly presented without any secularizing sanitation or literary bowdlerization. Aslan comes across as one might expect him to from the books. He is, afterall, not a tame lion. But, as Lucy opines at the end, "He is good."