Berean cogitations

Sunday, December 11, 2005

"The Chronicles of Narnia" movie -- SPOILERS

This afternoon, I got to watch The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. The movie was wonderfully done. The acting was excellent, the special effects were magnificent, and the production was faithful to the original work. I think that Clive Staples Lewis would have been proud.


Aslan died. Only for a while, though.


The movie was entertaining, but it was also filled with theological insight. Topics such as redemption, forgiveness and Christ's propitiation were evident, as they were in the original book. Oh, and in case you missed it... Narnia's elusive nature -- the fact that one cannot find it by looking -- represents God's grace, his unmerited favor.

Much better than Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, in my judgment. For more details, I recommend the STR blog entry on this movie.