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Aug 19

The Lord, Hollywood, and Lewis

I nervously await the film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Will the message be “Disney-fied”? SDG at JimmyAkin.org is worried, too.

Now that Walden Media is at work on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, Narnia fans are understandably wary. For one thing, as well-loved as these books are both inside and outside the church, they don’t have nearly the huge following of the Lord of the Rings books. For another, the Christian themes in Lewis’s books are so much more blatant than those of Tolkien’s books that the risk of Hollywood subversion and the stakes in the event of such subversion are higher.

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