The Saturday before the Saturday before Christmas
We went to see the Narnia movie today. First, I have to comment on one of the previews. The new Pirates of the Caribean movie is coming out. It's funny that a character so lacking in hygiene as Jack Sparrow can be such an unbelievable turn-on.
So, Narnia. It really is a great movie. That says a lot coming from me because, in general, I don't like movies. I just don't like the idea of sitting there and staring at something for a couple of hours. I think I'm ADD. Anyway, there a lot of observations people could and have made about the movie. One part that stood out to me was when all the children had to leave their mothers at the train station at the beginning. This movie is mostly fantasy, but that scene was very real for the children of London who had to evacuate during Hitler's blitzkrieg on London. These children must have felt so lost -- so out of control of their situations. Then Lewis steps in with this fantasy of the children being able to fight a battle for a kingdom over which they become kings and queens. In control of everything. What a gift to those children. The battle scene in the movie was something else, but I think the toughest battle these kids had to fight was when they left their mother at the station.
Julia loved it. She's careful to point out discrepancies though, such as how the witch's skin wasn't white like the book said it was.
Now I have a house to clean and cookies to bake and all that stuff. It would be nice if I could walk into my closet and come out, say, in the elevator at Neiman's...