Firstly, let me apologise for having left my blog for so long. I had a reason for this and that was mainly just because I was super busy with university and work. BUT I’ve finally got things all sorted so that I can actually have a life right now.
So, with that over and done with let me explain to you, how this blog is going to go for the next 25 days or so. . . You might not be aware of this, but we are now officially beginning the countdown to (*wait for it*) CHRISTMAS!
That’s right, in less than 25 days, Christmas will be upon us. Christmas decorations will be up, the house will be smelling of turkey and more importantly I get to see my family! Exciting times. I cannot wait.
I feel like such a child, but Christmas is such a magical time of the year and to make it even more special, I am doing a blog a day, which will include a Christmas countdown.
As you can tell from the title of this blog post, it will not only be just a Christmas countdown involving numbers, but also a Christmas film for the day.
The next 25 posts I publish, will each involve one Christmassy film, plus a review on it. So to stop you guys having to wait a moment longer, I give you the first Christmas film of December 2016!
Title: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Released: 9th December 2005
Director: Andrew Adamson
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Rating: ***** (5/5 stars)
About: Prepare to enter another world when Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media invite you to experience C.S. Lewis’ timeless and beloved adventure as never before. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter, four siblings who step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, they discover a charming, once-peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the magnificent lion Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a tremendous, climactic battle to be free of the Witch’s glacial powers forever!
Review: Right, so let me first just explain why this is under the category for a Christmas film – it’s obvious isn’t it? There’s snow, there’s magic and then of course there’s the big red guy himself for about 10 minutes of the film.
Not what you were expecting for a Christmas film right?
Don’t let this put you off, Narnia is the perfect film to get you in a Christmassy mood, there’s just something special about it. I mean it was also first released in December so that’s got to mean it’s a Christmas film.
Honestly, this is just a magical film, you have the snow, the lampost, the turkish delight – siblings bonding together to fight for a good reason. It really is a feel good movie to its core.
If you’re read the books, then that does not mean that you won’t enjoy this film. I think its a fairly good adaption and still makes it enjoyable. It is a film, which brings the whole family together as it portrays the love between the siblings and how they grow up together and more importantly, it brings them all closer together as a family.
I feel like this will always be a timeless classic (some of you may not agree with me, but that’s ok). I strongly feel, that with the countdown to Christmas having just begun this is the perfect film to start the Christmas film marathon.
It has a small christmas element so that you are not too blown away. It only includes small Christmas details anyway, the snow (so winter) being the main one, I mean who doesn’t dream of a White Christmas? Then, of course, there is Father Christmas himself. What a great man and he comes at just the right time in the film really.
Definitely the perfect film to watch on this cold December evening (and yes it is only the 1st).