Those that know me well might be surprised to hear that as a child I was rabidly addicted to the C.S. Lewis Narnia books. My mother bought me the paperback set of them, and I read them until they fell apart. I adored the powerful children, the idea that these kids could become kings and queens, and could fight evil and win. They could talk to animals, befriend fawns, and command armies…these were the children that I wished I could be.
Discovering that the stories were Christian propaganda was disappointing, to say the least. But I still remember being riveted to the tales, and reveling in the adventure of it all. The morals contained within the stories (greed will cause you heartache and pain, loyalty and bravery will always win the day, love really will make everything right) are universal morals, not just Christian ones. I suppose I can live with the thinly veiled character re-writes of christian mythology, if only because the stories are so very part of my nature.
In any case: now comes the movie, and the trailer. I’m not sure how all of these came out at once, and May became “movie trailer month” on the blog. But I promise that we’ll go back to our regularly scheduled copyright issues, blog defending, and library stuff soon. For now, I give you: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Grab a piece of Turkish Delight and enjoy!