Friday, February 9, 2007

“Numbers do not win a battle.”
“No… but I bet they help.”
(Peter, Orios from Narnia)

Yes, I am fully aware that I’ve already reviewed Narnia. However, that is way too brief for my liking.

My University rarely shows films; we study and play sports here, and TV fades from memory. So, to see a feature film like Narnia in the thick of the semester was mind-bogglingly stunning. The effect can be likened to that received when you have eaten nothing but creamed potatoes for three months and suddenly you come upon a gaggle of fresh apple-pies, still warm from the oven. Perhaps apple pie is not the greatest food to ever darken a menu, but eating it after gagging on creamed potatoes is bliss.

The movie I gave 4.5 stars – lacking only .5 because it has too many “children’s-faces-panorama”‘s. And seeing as only immature guys with low attention spans get bored over those, it only merited a .5 demerit (no offense to any immature guys with low attention spans). The greatest attracting clincher for me is the music. At the bottom of this post is an excerpt retrieved from

One disappointing aspect of the movie is seeing so many people fighting with swords, and knowing that I’ll never be in a battle like such. Not that I want to kill anybody, particularly; nevertheless, if there were a flagrant enemy to fight, such as Osama bin Laden, I would not hesitate to annihilate. It’s sort of like karate: you don’t want to hurt anyone, but you really want to beat someone. Major paradox.

Narnia Music Excerpt
(note to mp3 owner: I have published this excerpt in good faith under fair use. If you would like me to remove this file, please contact me and I will do so immediately)


  1. I’ll bet they help too, but betting is a form of gambling, which I am against. XD

  2. I for one know they help. But somehow, the good side always wins even though they’re hopelessly outnumbered. Always – Lord of the Rings, Redwall, Eragon, Fhennbrook… but then, that’s supposedly what makes to story good.

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