Thursday, January 05, 2006
Is There More Aslan in Kong Than in Disney's Narnia?

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  





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