City Slickers (1991)

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City Slickers is one of my favourite films. I have always been a big fan of Billy Crystal ever since for my tenth birthday, when my father bought me When Harry Met Sally on VHS. I’m not sure how appropriate that film is for a ten year old, but Crystal’s performance was good enough to let even a ten year old know he was a comedic genius. Continue reading

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

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This follow up to the very well done The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe does not really add much to the series. It is missing the heart that was so prevalent in the original. This is possibly due to the much smaller role for Aslan the lion (Voiced again by Liam Neeson) and a new leading man (Ben Barnes) who is quite bland. Other than a brilliant voice performance by Eddie Izzard as the swashbuckling rat, Reepicheep, there is not much here to enjoy.

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

 

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I only recently realised this film is a metaphor for Christianity. Aslan the lion is basically Jesus. He is somewhat of a myth in Narnia and is eventually killed for someone else’s sins, then resurrected. I was never really a religious person so only realised these comparisons recently. You could almost say this is the Battlefield Earth of Christianity. The only difference is this film is watchable.

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