The Logic Lifeline

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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Lion vs Ape


Hugh Hewitt is pointing out that Drudge is predicting a box office smash for King Kong, but that the prize might just go to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It would be a surprise upset, but I think it is possible. I have been a Narnia fan for over 25 years and have dreamed of the complete set being given justice on the big screen. I am not knocking previous versions. With a low budget, Wonderworks did a fantastic job at giving us a peek into Narnia and truly developed the characters well. From the previews, Disney seems to have truly brought it to life and I hope the public shows enough interest to allow them to complete to The Last Battle. As for the top spot, Peter Jackson is phenomenal director as proven by The Lord of the Rings. The remake of a classic with the likes of his talent will be huge draw and tough to top. However, in the last 10 years I have seen a spike in Narnian interest. I would not say Narnia has religious overtones, but rather undertones. Those of a religious nature will pick up on Lewis' imagery, while those not of that persuasion may not see any; just a great story with incredible special effects. I have to say I am pulling for Narnia, but hope they both do well. Hollywood has been doing a little better in recent years with providing some quality, but they need constant $$ encouragement $$ to produce even more. If you frequent the theater or go at all, you can send a vote for quality to Hollywood by attending one or both of these.

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