Wow,I didn't think of that!
July 2, 2007 3:08pm CST
The director of this movie made it where the lion would represent God!He died for us,like the lion died for all of them.Then the lion rose again like him.They r so much alike!The lion is one of the strongest animals,and God is the strongest person.(spirit)I think that is cool how they compared them like that.I love this movie!All the village looked up to the lion like the christian people look up to God.The director made them so much alike,it's so tight!I'd have to say this movie would get a 10 out of 10 on the chart!What would u rate it?
• United States
2 Jul 07
Well they really didn't come up with the analogy from scratch. Christ was prophesied to be the "Lion of the Tribe of Judah" so when CS Lewis wrote the Chronicles of Narnia, starting with the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, it was a very logical thing to do. If you liked the sprititual meanings, you should really read all seven Narnia books that CS Lewis wrote when he was on this earth. Also, the three Sci-fi books he wrote, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength. CS Lewis also wrote some books that were not fiction, but based on his faith and belief. Mere Christianity, the Problem of Pain and Miracles are heavy on doctine, and Suprised by Joy is more emotional, with him relating his own conversion.
29 Aug 07
I read these books as a young child. Now I am in my late forties and I own the series and have let my kids read them. It isn't the director or producer or the actors that made this into a story about Christ and His Kingdom, it was intended that way when written by CS Lewis. Also, for those of you who are big into Lord of the Rings and think that the Chronicles of Narnia are not worth reading, you should know that Lewis and Tolkein were actually good friends and it wouldn't be unlikely that they discussed their works together. If you like one set of books, you will probably like the other. I also read the Rings trilogy, and they are well worth your time, as are the Chronicles.
6 Jan 08
yes it is an awesome movie!!! the visual effects were top class...& the Biblical metaphor is v. evident thru Aslan, his resurrection & some of his lines (eg. "it is finished"). this is also the reason why gospel singers Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Tomlin,etc have sung for the soundtrack of the movie... i now plan to read the rest of the series & the other cslewis bks...had read the lion, the witch & the wardrobe as a teen...thx pallidyne for giving the names of the other works by cs lewis.
24 Aug 07
I didn't saw the movie, nor I intend of seeing it... why? cos I have a complex related to fantasy movies ever since E.T. I don't know why... I'm not saying that is a bad movie neither of them... but they are so... soooo annoying and so full of metaphors and things I can't really understand... that I prefer not to watch them... the exception is, of course, lord of the rings:D... an I'm preparing to see Harry potter, the whole series;)
• South Africa
24 Aug 07
Firstly just to say that it was not the director of the movie that made the lion to represent God, this was CS Lewis' original intention when he wrote the Chronicles of Narnia series a couple of decades ago. I do agree however that the director has done an excellent job in bringing out this aspect, perhaps better than CS Lewis was able to do it just using words - I think the graphical appeal of this section really helps contribute to our understanding of this element. Throughout the Chronicles of Narnia series by CS Lewis (The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Silver Chair, etc, etc.) Aslan clearly represents God. The Narnia movie really only covered "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" book in the series. I do think it would get about a 9 out of ten or ten out of ten however and I believe the director has done an excellent job of portraying CS Lewis' original meaning of the story better than most movies have portrayed their original stories. If you have not read (or re-read) the Chronicles of Narnia series since childhood then I would really recommend that you do as you will be amazed at how much other symbolism is evident in these books from the Magician's Nephew right through to the Last Battle.