I saw Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe today, and loved it. I’m at the Keep right now, on wireless, so I’ll spare you a full review. That said, here are some high points:
1) C.S. Lewis’ original story was an allegory for the Atonement of Christ. The film preserves that perfectly. You don’t HAVE to be Christian to appreciate this, but it will be pretty hard to miss.
2) The child actors were awesome.
3) The effects were great. It didn’t seem like a cutting-edge effects flick, but the effects were solid enough to fully support the story. And Aslan and the beavers were the most believable talking animals I think I’ve ever seen.
I really appreciated the message of the film, especially at this time of year. Obviously, I recommend you see it in the theaters — Aslan’s roar just won’t sound right on any but the best home systems.