I just returned from being on the radio.
I’ve realized that being articulate while under the pressure of time is very challenging for me. He also asked a few questions that I drew blanks on, which was particularly frustrating. But I opened with a good line, so perhaps that will go a ways toward redemption.
Mere-O friend Joshua Claybourn of IntheAgora would have been surprised at my language regarding Narnia. As I mentioned, the film isn’t perfect, but I chose not to mention those parts I thought weak because on the whole, I thoroughly enjoyed it. In particular, Aslan’s charachter was underdeveloped, making the crucifiction scene less impacting. Additionally, I thought the White Witch especially bad.
Though not as effective as it could have been, the movie was not a disappointment. There wasn’t, I thought, a huge gap between the promised product and the actual delivery, largely due to Lewis’s careful and powerful storyline and enjoyable performances by the Beavers and the Pevensies.