there are at least two big blockbusters this holiday season, and i figured it would make sense to consolidate them into one thread. 1) the chronicles of narnia: the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe 2) king kong [change of plans--see the king kong thread for king kong-related excitement. ] i saw (1) last night. i was a big fan of the books when i read them when i was in 3rd grade, so this movie had several years' worth of expectations attached to it from me. it did not disappoint. well acted by all. lucy, in particular, was adorable! i want a lucy of my own! i don't recall every detail from the book, so i can't comment on what was done differently. i can say with confidence, however, that there was no big epic battle in the book. the battle in the movie was very cool, though. it was lord of the rings caliber, imo, and framed in a better story. however, i don't know what was sacrificed from the original story for this battle scene. in its own right, the film is excellent. an added bonus is that you get to see what i looked like in elementary school--edmund is ME, man! very, very strange! once i'm back in psl (in tampa at the moment) and have some pictures of myself as a kid, i'll have to post some comparisons. i will be seeing (2) in the near future.