My sons and I went to see Narnia this evening. It more than lived up to my expectations. As one who read the book, I was pleased that it stuck very close to Lewis' literary work (could be a first for Hollywood); it was rich in symbolism and filled with profound meaning, The climax of the movie, the scene with the stone table, was portrayed excellently. It is a movie I would pay to see again. (Anyone who knows me, cannot believe I would pay a second time to see a movie!)
I was particularly struck by the portrayal of good and evil in the movie. As our society finds itself more and more awash in a sea of relativism and materialism, it was quite refreshing to see a film that did not portray the right simply as one's own personal choice. The struggle the children faced during the movie of doing what they wanted, to go back home through the wardrobe, as opposed to doing the right thing by staying in Narnia, captured the deep nature of the moral courage needed to live rightly.
Such courage, such right living is necessary for those who follow Jesus, the One who is the most courageous and just of all. As was said at the end of the movie, Aslan is not a tame lion, and he is good lion.