Director Andrew Adamson gives a new dimension to C.S. Lewiss enchanting story with this long-awaited Disney adaptation. As the story begins Mrs. Pevensie in order to keep her children safe during World War II sends Lucy (Georgie Henley) Edmond (Skandar Keynes) Susan (Anna Popplewell) and Peter (William Moseley) off to stay at a professors country estate. Away from London and under the care of a strict housekeeper they are instructed to stick to themselves and stay out of trouble. But when an innocent game of hide-and-seek leads young Lucy to a spare room containing a large wardrobe she discovers something that will change their lives forever. Inside the wardrobe there is a world frosted with ice and filled with magical beings. Known as Narnia the land is stuck in eternal winter at the hands of the cruel White Witch played with great force by the pale strong-featured Tilda Swinton. When she steps back into reality Lucy struggles to convince her sceptical siblings of the things shes seen. After much disbelief the others finally enter the world as well learning that the creatures of Narnia have long been waiting for humans like themselves to appear and break the witchs spell. But in order to be of any help to the lovable talking beavers fawns foxes and centaurs that they meet the four will have to face betrayal by one of their own as Edmond cracks under the witchs tempting offer of unlimited Turkish Delights. Under the leadership of the great lion Aslan (voice of Liam Neeson) can Lucy Edmond Susan and the oldest Peter prove themselves heroes in the ultimate battle of good vs. evil High-budget special effects impressive performances by the films young newcomers and beautiful set design move this film far beyond previous television adaptations.
Release Date: 16 June 2008
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 137 minutes
Production Year: 2005
Main Language: English
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