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Anna Popplewell: List of Movies, Films and TV Shows

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe [1 Disc] The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe | DVD | (03/04/2006) from £4.97  |  Saving you £12.50 (69.50%)  |  RRP £17.99

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe marks the first live-action directorial effort from New Zealander Andrew Adamson (of the Oscar-winning Shrek and Shrek 2), and stars Tilda Swinton as the White Witch. The film also features the voices of Rupert Everett, Dawn French, Ray Winstone, and Liam Neeson as the voice of Aslan.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2 Disc Special Edition) [2008] The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2 Disc Special Edition) | DVD | (17/11/2008) from £4.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (76.20%)  |  RRP £20.99

    Return to Narnia with The Chronicles Of Narnia 2: Prince Caspian! The four siblings Peter Susan Edmund and Lucy are pulled back into the land of Narnia where a thousand years has passed since they left. The children are once again enlisted to join the colorful creatures of Narnia in combating an evil villain who prevents the rightful Prince from ruling the land.

  • Chronicles Of Narnia  - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe/Prince Caspian [2005] Chronicles Of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe/Prince Caspian | DVD | (19/10/2009) from £7.34  |  Saving you £15.65 (68.10%)  |  RRP £22.99

    The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe (2005): C.S. Lewis' timeless adventure The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe follows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings - Lucy Edmund Susan and Peter. Set in World War II England the children enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of 'hide-and-seek' in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there the children discover a charming peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts dwarfs fauns centaurs and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch Jadis. Under the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler the lion Aslan the children fight to overcome the White Witch's powerful hold over Narnia in a spectacular climactic battle that will free Narnia from Jadis' icy spell forever. Prince Caspian (2008): The three siblings Peter Susan Edmund and Lucy are pulled back into the land of Narnia where a thousand years has passed since they left. The children are once again enlisted to join the colorful creatures of Narnia in combating an evil villain who prevents the rightful Prince from ruling the land.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia Trilogy [Blu-ray] [2005] [Region Free] The Chronicles of Narnia Trilogy | Blu Ray | (29/07/2013) from £12.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (43.50%)  |  RRP £22.99

    The Lion The Witch and the WardrobePrepare to enter another world when Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media present C.S. Lewis' timeless and beloved epic adventure. With the stunningly realistic special effects you'll experience the exploits of Lucy Edmund Susan and Peter four siblings who find the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of hide-and-seek at the country estate of a mysterious professor. Once there the children discover a charming once peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts dwarfs fauns centaurs and giants that has been turned into a world of eternal winter by the evil White Witch Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion Aslan the children lead Narnia into a spectacular climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever! Prince CaspianThe magical world of C. S. Lewis' beloved fantasy comes to life once again in Prince Caspian the second installment of The Chronicles of Narnia series. Join Peter Susan Edmund Lucy the mighty and majestic Aslan friendly new Narnian creatures and Prince Caspian as they lead the Narnians on a remarkable journey to restore peace and glory to their enchanted land. Continuing the adventure of The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe with more magic and a brand-new hero Prince Caspian is a triumph of imagination courage love joy and humour your whole family will want to watch again and again. The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderLucy Edmund and cousin Eustace join King Caspian and a noble mouse named Reepicheep aboard a magnificent ship bound for mysterious islands. Soon they confront mystical creatures and reunite with the mighty Aslan on a mission that will determine the fate of Narnia!

  • The Chronicles Of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe [Blu-ray] [2005] The Chronicles Of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe | Blu Ray | (16/06/2008) from £7.95  |  Saving you £16.04 (66.90%)  |  RRP £23.99

    C.S. Lewis' timeless adventure The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe follows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings - Lucy Edmund Susan and Peter. Set in World War II England the children enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of 'hide-and-seek' in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there the children discover a charming peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts dwarfs fauns centaurs and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch Jadis. Under the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler the lion Aslan the children fight to overcome the White Witch's powerful hold over Narnia in a spectacular climactic battle that will free Narnia from Jadis' icy spell forever.

  • Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Blu-ray [DVD] Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Blu-ray | Blu Ray | (27/05/2013) from £5.89  |  Saving you £10.10 (63.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Based on the bestselling videogame Franchise, Halo. UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant. Includes bonus features.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia Trilogy [DVD] [2005] The Chronicles of Narnia Trilogy | DVD | (29/07/2013) from £14.99  |  Saving you £3.00 (16.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    The Lion The Witch and the WardrobePrepare to enter another world when Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media present C.S. Lewis' timeless and beloved epic adventure. With the stunningly realistic special effects you'll experience the exploits of Lucy Edmund Susan and Peter four siblings who find the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of hide-and-seek at the country estate of a mysterious professor. Once there the children discover a charming once peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts dwarfs fauns centaurs and giants that has been turned into a world of eternal winter by the evil White Witch Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion Aslan the children lead Narnia into a spectacular climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever! Prince CaspianThe magical world of C. S. Lewis' beloved fantasy comes to life once again in Prince Caspian the second installment of The Chronicles of Narnia series. Join Peter Susan Edmund Lucy the mighty and majestic Aslan friendly new Narnian creatures and Prince Caspian as they lead the Narnians on a remarkable journey to restore peace and glory to their enchanted land. Continuing the adventure of The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe with more magic and a brand-new hero Prince Caspian is a triumph of imagination courage love joy and humour your whole family will want to watch again and again. The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderLucy Edmund and cousin Eustace join King Caspian and a noble mouse named Reepicheep aboard a magnificent ship bound for mysterious islands. Soon they confront mystical creatures and reunite with the mighty Aslan on a mission that will determine the fate of Narnia!

  • Halo: The Complete Video Collection [DVD] Halo: The Complete Video Collection | DVD | (23/10/2017) from £9.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The Halo: Complete Video Collection celebrates all four movie releases from the globally renowned Halo® franchise with hours of exclusive bonus content included! The collection includes, the animated anthology series, Halo: Legends, the live-action web-series, Forward Unto Dawn, the live-action feature, Halo: Nightfall, and the animated film adaptation, Halo: Fall of Reach. Halo: Legends Halo: Legends features seven different stories set in the Halo universe, each made by a different Japanese studio. Extras: The Story So Far: 23mins 58secs The Making Of Legends: Introduction: 5mins 44secs Origins: 6mins 40secs The Duel: 7mins 23secs Homecoming: 4mins 53secs Odd One Out: 7mins 53secs Prototype: 6mins 00secs The Babysitter: 6mins 50secs The Package: 8mins 18secs Halo: Forward Unto Dawn Based on the globally renowned Halo® franchise, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn delivers a dramatic story of heroism and sacrifice. Set against the backdrop of the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, Cadet Thomas Lasky struggles with doubts about the ongoing war with the outer colonial planets. As he comes to terms with his potential as a military leader, the academy comes under attack from a terrifying alien assault. Lasky must fight to protect the academy and its students alongside an armoured super-soldier known only as the Master Chief. Written by Todd Helbing and Aaron Helbing (Smallville, Spartacus) and directed by Stewart Hendler (H+, Sorority Row), the feature boasts a diverse cast of Hollywood talent and a top-tier production team. Extras: 40 Minutes of Extras including Exclusive Behind The Scenes Featurettes Corbulo Academy of Military Sciences Recruitment Video Storyline Vignettes Trailers and More! Halo: Nightfall Halo: Nightfall introduces a pivotal new character, Jameson Locke, a legendary man-hunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth s most powerful and secretive military branch. When he and his team are caught in a horrific biological attack, they unravel a plot that draws them to an ancient, hellish artefact, where they will be forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives. Extras: 51 mins approx: Over 35 Minutes Of Exclusive Behind The Scenes Footage Unlock Over 16 Minutes Of Second Story Extras, Including Highly Confidential ONI Eyes Transmissions To Discover More About Halo: Nightfall Halo: Fall of Reach The Ultimate Weapon In A Fight Against Chaos The dramatic origins of the Master Chief and Blue Team are revealed in this animated adaption of the beloved Eric Nylund novel. Relive the origin of the legendary Master Chief and the Spartan program in this animated adaptation of one of Halo s most beloved stories. Kidnapped as children and conscripted into a brutal military training and augmentation program, the Spartans were designed to be the ultimate weapon against chaos and insurgency - but when a dangerous alien alliance known as the Covenant declares war on humanity, the Spartans might be our only hope. Extras: 5 mins approx: Slideshow Launch Trailer Announcement Trailer

  • Chronicles Of Narnia  - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe/Prince Caspian [Blu-ray] [2005] Chronicles Of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe/Prince Caspian | Blu Ray | (17/11/2008) from £7.85  |  Saving you £32.14 (80.40%)  |  RRP £39.99

    The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe (2005): C.S. Lewis' timeless adventure follows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings - Lucy Edmund Susan and Peter. Set in World War II England the children enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of 'hide-and-seek' in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there the children discover a charming peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts dwarfs fauns centaurs and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch Jadis. Under the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler the lion Aslan the children fight to overcome the White Witch's powerful hold over Narnia in a spectacular climactic battle that will free Narnia from Jadis' icy spell forever. Prince Caspian (2008): The three siblings Peter Susan Edmund and Lucy are pulled back into the land of Narnia where a thousand years has passed since they left. The children are once again enlisted to join the colorful creatures of Narnia in combating an evil villain who prevents the rightful Prince from ruling the land.

  • Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn [DVD] Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn | DVD | (27/05/2013) from £3.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Based on the bestselling videogame Franchise, Halo. UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant. Also includes over 40 minutes of bonus extras and features.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe [2 Disc] The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe | DVD | (03/04/2006) from £17.98  |  Saving you £7.01 (28.10%)  |  RRP £24.99

    C.S. Lewis' timeless adventure The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe follows the exploits of the Pevensie siblings -- Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter -- in World War II England, as the four enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of hide-and-seek in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants, but this world has become cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Under the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler, the lion Aslan, the children fight to overcome the White Witch's powerful hold over Narnia in a spectacular, climactic battle that will free Narnia from Jadis' icy spell forever.

  • Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Deluxe Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Deluxe Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo | Blu Ray | (27/05/2013) from £4.19  |  Saving you £20.80 (83.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Based on the bestselling videogame Franchise, Halo. UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant.Also includes over 40 minutes of bonus extras and features. Special Features: This Deluxe Edition features the original 90 minute feature film edit of Halo 4:Forward Unto Dawn beautifully packaged in a limited edition o-card Includes the Blu-ray and bonus DVD copy Includes a set of Halo art cards and poster.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian [Blu-ray] [2008] The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian | Blu Ray | (17/11/2008) from £5.20  |  Saving you £18.04 (69.40%)  |  RRP £25.99

    More exciting than The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian continues the movie franchise based on C.S. Lewis' classic fantasy books. The movie picks up where the first left off... sort of. It's been a year since the Pevensie children--Peter (William Moseley), Susan (Anna Popplewell), Edmund (Skandar Keynes), and Lucy (Georgie Henley)--returned to England from Narnia, and they've just about resigned themselves to living their ordinary lives. But just like that, they're once again transported to a fantastical land, but one with a long-abandoned castle. It turns out that they are in Narnia again--and they themselves lived in that castle, but hundreds of years ago in Narnia time. They've been summoned back to help Prince Caspian (Stardust's Ben Barnes, res! embling a young, cultured Keanu Reeves), the rightful heir to the throne who's become the target of his power-hungry uncle, King Miraz (Sergio Castellitto). And he's not the only one threatened: Miraz's people, the Telmarines, have pushed all the Narnians--the talking animals, the centaurs and other beasts, the walking trees--to the brink of extinction. Despite some alpha-male bickering, Peter and Caspian agree to fight Miraz alongside the remaining Narnians, including the dwarf Trumpkin (Peter Dinklage) and the swashbuckling mouse Reepicheep (voiced by Eddie Izzard). (Also appearing is Warwick Davis, who was in Willow and the 1989 BBC version of Prince Caspian.) But of course they most of all miss the noble lion, Aslan, who would have never let this happen to Narnia if he hadn't disappeared. Prince Caspian is epic, evoking memories of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films. (Some of the battle elements may seem too familiar, but they were in Lewis's book.) And it's appropriate for kids (Reepicheep could have come out of a Shrek movie), though the tone is dark and there is a lot of death, albeit bloodless. After two successful films, Disney and Walden Media's franchise has proved successful enough that many of the characters are scheduled to return in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. --David Horiuchi, Amazon.com

  • Me Without You [2001] Me Without You | DVD | (14/10/2002) from £4.85  |  Saving you £15.14 (75.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Sandra Goldbacher's intense drama of friendship and betrayal Me Without You was not especially liked by UK reviewers, but opened in the US to rave reviews. Carrying the relationship between two teenagers through their student days and into adulthood, it shows the more obviously charismatic Marina (Anna Friel) as parasitic on her more intelligent friend Holly (Michelle Williams) and then utterly devastated when Holly tries to break away (a brief epilogue shows them still involved years later). Best known for her role in Dawson's Creek, Michelle Williams (whose English accent is impeccable) gives a finely nuanced performance; Anne Friel runs the gamut from drug-induced stupor to malice to hysteria with a staginess that is only partly the character's. There are solid performances from Trudy Stiler as the neurotic ex-croupier mother who is part of Marina's problem and Kyle McLachlan as the oddly passive lecturer whom both seduce. The film is good on the passage of time--it has a fine eye for the fashion disasters of 1970s to 90s Britain--yet it's somehow disingenuous in its avoidance of emotional subtext. It's overly partial, too: Holly is obviously a stand-in for the writer-director. On the DVD: Me Without Your is presented in a widescreen visual ratio of 2.35:1 with Dolby 5.1 digital sound that gives full weight and intensity to a soundtrack which revisits a well-chosen selection of obvious and obscure tracks from the period. It has no extra features. --Roz Kaveney

  • Halo: The Complete Video Collection [Blu-ray] Halo: The Complete Video Collection | Blu Ray | (23/10/2017) from £13.55  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The Halo: Complete Video Collection celebrates all four movie releases from the globally renowned Halo® franchise with hours of exclusive bonus content included! The collection includes, the animated anthology series, Halo: Legends, the live-action web-series, Forward Unto Dawn, the live-action feature, Halo: Nightfall, and the animated film adapation, Halo: Fall of Reach. Halo: Legends Halo: Legends features seven different stories set in the Halo universe, each made by a different Japanese studio. Extras: Gaming Evolved: 21mins 47secs The Story So Far: 23mins 58secs The Making Of Legends: Introduction: 5mins 44secs Origins: 6mins 40secs The Duel: 7mins 23secs Homecoming: 4mins 53secs Odd One Out: 7mins 53secs Prototype: 6mins 00secs The Babysitter: 6mins 50secs The Package: 8mins 18secs Halo: Forward Unto Dawn Based on the globally renowned Halo® franchise, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn delivers a dramatic story of heroism and sacrifice. Set against the backdrop of the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, Cadet Thomas Lasky struggles with doubts about the ongoing war with the outer colonial planets. As he comes to terms with his potential as a military leader, the academy comes under attack from a terrifying alien assault. Lasky must fight to protect the academy and its students alongside an armoured super-soldier known only as the Master Chief. Written by Todd Helbing and Aaron Helbing (Smallville, Spartacus) and directed by Stewart Hendler (H+, Sorority Row), the feature boasts a diverse cast of Hollywood talent and a top-tier production team. Extras: Over 80 Minutes Of Exclusive Behind The Scenes Featurettes Corbulo Academy of Military Sciences Recruitment Video Storyline Vignettes Trailers and More Halo: Nightfall Halo: Nightfall introduces a pivotal new character, Jameson Locke, a legendary man-hunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth s most powerful and secretive military branch. When he and his team are caught in a horrific biological attack, they unravel a plot that draws them to an ancient, hellish artefact, where they will be forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives. Extras: 87 mins approx: Over 35 Minutes Of Exclusive Behind The Scenes Footage Unlock Over 45 Minutes Of Second Story Extras, Including Highly Confidential ONI Eyes Transmissions To Discover More About Halo: Nightfall Halo: Fall of Reach The Ultimate Weapon In A Fight Against Chaos The dramatic origins of the Master Chief and Blue Team are revealed in this animated adaption of the beloved Eric Nylund novel. Relive the origin of the legendary Master Chief and the Spartan program in this animated adaptation of one of Halo s most beloved stories. Kidnapped as children and conscripted into a brutal military training and augmentation program, the Spartans were designed to be the ultimate weapon against chaos and insurgency - but when a dangerous alien alliance known as the Covenant declares war on humanity, the Spartans might be our only hope. Extras: 5 mins approx: Slideshow Launch Trailer Announcement Trailer

  • Payback Season [DVD] Payback Season | DVD | (04/06/2012) from £3.49  |  Saving you £12.50 (78.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Leo Gregory (Green Street, Cass) and Adam Deacon (Bonded By Blood, Adulthood) are back on explosive form in this brutal film, which has been compared to Football Factory and Lock Stock. Welcome to the world of football stars, hooligans and gang violence. It's a bloody, vicious world where money and stardom clash dangerously with the darker side of the beautiful game. When ex-hooligan Jerome (Deacon) finds fame as a premiership footballer he thinks he can finally escape his violent past. But it seems all the money, fast cars and fast women in the world can't keep that past from resurfacing and dragging him back into the criminal underworld he tried so hard to escape...

  • Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn/Halo: Nightfall Double Pack (Blu-ray) Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn/Halo: Nightfall Double Pack (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (19/10/2015) from £6.31  |  Saving you £13.68 (68.40%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant. Halo: Nightfall. While investigating terrorist activity on the distant colony world of Sedra, Jameson Locke and his team are caught in a horrific biological attack that exposes them to a much deeper danger.

  • Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn/Halo: Nightfall Double Pack [DVD] Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn/Halo: Nightfall Double Pack | DVD | (19/10/2015) from £5.49  |  Saving you £10.50 (65.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant. Halo: Nightfall. While investigating terrorist activity on the distant colony world of Sedra, Jameson Locke and his team are caught in a horrific biological attack that exposes them to a much deeper danger.

  • The Chronicles Of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch And The Wardrobe [2005] The Chronicles Of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch And The Wardrobe | DVD | (20/11/2006) from £12.99  |  Saving you £3.40 (14.80%)  |  RRP £22.99

    C.S. Lewis' timeless adventure The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe follows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings - Lucy Edmund Susan and Peter. Set in World War II England the children enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of 'hide-and-seek' in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there the children discover a charming peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts dwarfs fauns centaurs and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch Jadis. Under the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler the lion Aslan the children fight to overcome the White Witch's powerful hold over Narnia in a spectacular climactic battle that will free Narnia from Jadis' icy spell forever.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe [UMD Universal Media Disc] [2005] The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe | UMD | (03/04/2006) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £18.99

    C.S. Lewis's classic novel The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe makes an ambitious and long-awaited leap to the screen in this modern adaptation. It's a CGI-created world laden with all the special effects and visual wizardry modern filmmaking technology can conjure, which is fine so long as the film stays true to the story that Lewis wrote. And while this film is not a literal translation--it really wants to be so much more than just a kids' movie--for the most part it is faithful enough to the story, and whatever faults it has are happily faults of overreaching, and not of holding back. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe tells the story of the four Pevensie children, Lucy, Peter, Edmund, and Susan, and their adventures in the mystical world of Narnia. Sent to the British countryside for their own safety during the blitz of World War II, they discover an entryway into a mystical world through an old wardrobe. Narnia is inhabited by mythical, anthropomorphic creatures suffering under the hundred-year rule of the cruel White Witch (Tilda Swinton, in a standout role). The arrival of the children gives the creatures of Narnia hope for liberation, and all are dragged into the inevitable conflict between evil (the Witch) and good (Aslan the Lion, the Messiah figure, regally voiced by Liam Neeson). Director (and co-screenwriter) Andrew Adamson, a veteran of the Shrek franchise, knows his way around a fantasy-based adventure story, and he wisely keeps the story moving when it could easily become bogged down and tiresome. Narnia is, of course, a Christian allegory and the symbology is definitely there (as it should be, otherwise it wouldn't be the story Lewis wrote), but audiences aren’t knocked over the head with it, and in the hands of another director it could easily have become pedantic. The focus is squarely on the children and their adventures. The four young actors are respectable in their roles, especially considering the size of the project put on their shoulders, but it's the young Georgie Henley as the curious Lucy who stands out. This isn't a film that wildly succeeds, and in the long run it won't have the same impact as the Harry Potter franchise, but it is well done, and kids will get swept up in the adventure. Note: Narnia does contain battle scenes that some parents may consider too violent for younger children. --Dan Vancini

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