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Christian meaning spoiled it for me,
This review is from: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Special Two-Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)
I was looking forward to this film... until I read a few articles condemming it as an allegoric attempt to portray christian beliefs. I read the books as a child, and found no hidden meanings there at all. Never being even slightly religious, I simply couldn't detect C.S.Lewis's intentions. However, having being told that the producers decided to use the book's reputation of being peppered with christian propaganda to advertise it to the world, I couldn't get it out of my head while I was watching it. When Aslan died, instead of crying for him I thought "well that's not only a reconstruction of Jesus' death but also an insulting depiction of pagans as being base and evil". It was running around my mind the whole time, and the story passed me by while I was feuding about the immoral christians in America who are supporting the film and using it to entice new followers. To most people this will not matter, but I must warn people who are sensitive about these issues that it does spoil the film. I've given it three stars because I was at least able to relax through some of it and enjoy the look of the film, which was in some cases visually stunning.