What is lightly sketched in the novel, where much is left to the imagination, blossoms into full-blown, richly detailed life in the movie. show more
The menagerie of mythological beasties in Narnia don't seem quite genuinely, three-dimensionally real. show more
That's not to say that this first visit to a live-action Narnia on screen isn't enjoyable, or promising for the future of what will surely be a successful franchise. But there's not a lot of humor along the way, and the epic struggle between good and evil plays out in battles more impressive than thrilling.