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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Remember the 80's?

I was in the video store yesterday and noticed that the Narnia movie had already come out on DVD. I happened to miss it while it was in the theatres. Of course, I don't normally see many movies in the theatre. Who needs these new-fangled movies anyhow with all of their CGI effects and such? What was wrong with the 1988 BBC mini-series production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe? It may have had a special effects budget of $4.28, but when I was a kid that was good enough and we liked it.

Category: Extraneous & Miscellaneous


  • Seriously bro? The characters are so cheesey in the BBC version it detracts from the story. Anyway, I think if you accounted for inflation and the fact the first movie was filmed in Britain, the special effects budgets are comparable. :o)

    By Blogger Garet Pahl, at 1:19 PM  

  • No, Garet, I'm not serious. I thought people would get a little laugh out of the cheese-o-rific memories.

    By Blogger David Gadbois, at 11:55 AM  

  • The special effects were cheesy in the BBC version. But I thought the characters were great and storytelling was good.

    In particular (and as an example), the queen from the BBC series was a much better fit to what I pictured when I read the books than was the queen from the new movie. The latter seemed comparatively lifeless, and not nearly so intimidating. Polar bears pulling a chariot? Blonde dreadlocks?

    - Greg

    By Blogger Greg, at 7:13 AM  

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