In the latest weekly audio offering (12/30/2005) from St. Anne's Pub, Michael Collender compares the movies King Kong and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. His conclusion? There is more Aslan in Kong than in Disney's Narnia.
I am not so sure. While Collender makes some good points, I really find him stretching in his evaluation of Narnia. I do not believe the movie is perfect, generally agreeing with Roger and others. At the same time, is Aslan passive in the movie? Is the main thrust of Narnia: "if humans would only believe then God could succeed"? Collender suggests both, yet I do not find either necessarily to be the case.
I think Bruce Edwards' blog posts on these two movies are more helpful. His Narnia review was posted on 12/8/2005 and his Kong review was posted on 12/18/2005. Nevertheless, I have found these two drastically different comparisons enlightening.
(Originally posted at the A-Team Blog: http://ateam.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2006/1/5/1602928.html )
posted at 10:25 AM