Thursday, July 14

Please, Disney

... don't screw it up!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

These are the books that taught me to love reading. I adored them when I first read them as a child.

I can't underestimate my desire that Disney doesn't turn them into some homogenized, sanitized, AhMurkin-ized crap. It may be a forlorn hope, but I'm clinging to it dammit!

One slight ray of hope ... Amy Lee of Evanescence is listed as one of the music writers. You'd think Disney would take one look at her neo-gothic self and slam the door in her face ... but I guess not. Maybe that means the film will actually have a bit of bite after all.

1 comment:

  1. The previews look good. WETA's influence is pretty apparent - there are shades of Lord of the Rings in there, but since CS Lewis and Tolkein were part of the same literary circle this is not so strange.

    I'm curious to see how much of the Christian subtext Disney will leave in. Would taking it out count as Americanizing or de-Americanizing it?

    I'm more worried about them Disney-izing it: extraneous comedic characters shoehorned into the story for a laugh, people bursting spontaneously into song, etc.