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They Finally Closed The Wardrobe

#1 User is offline   IndyandMarion 

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:59 PM

In a move that everyone and santa saw coming:

http://www.cinematic...y-dumps-narnia/

Finally. Only took them two movies.

Maybe come next year the "attraction" will be gutted and turned into something, you know, interesting.
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Posted 24 December 2008 - 10:50 PM

I may be in the minority (again) but I enjoyed the Narnia films. Well, the first was great and second was enjoyable.
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Posted 25 December 2008 - 01:24 AM

I enjoyed the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. But with a struggled fan base, and Disney's lack of being able to have any interesting merchandise, or theme park attractions for that matter, based on it, it was bound to plop soon. My sister is a big Narnia fan and i got her Prince Caspian DVD for Christmas. I think i will wait until after the holidays to tell her that there will be no more Narnia...
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Posted 26 December 2008 - 06:01 PM

I'm with Matt on this one. I quite enjoyed the films. I wonder how long until the attraction at DHS closes following this...

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:23 PM

I thought the attraction for Caspian was one of the oddest attractions ever. At least the Wardrobe one had kind of a "teaser" element and the White Witch performer--this one was basically everyone filing into a room where the entire plot of the movie was given away on TV screens. I kept waiting for the clip to stop and some performance aspect to start, but it just continued on until the whole story was revealed and then they booted us out.

Fortunately we had just seen the movie on the ship beforehand, but I can't imagine wanting or needing to see the movie afterwards.
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Posted 27 December 2008 - 12:53 AM

This is just one of those things i wish they would have pushed more, instead of over pushing other movies like Pirates and HSM
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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:52 PM

Seeing the cost on this I would sort of understand....but for me I think they realeased it at the wrong time..Realeaing Caspian in the summer compared to the winter as the first one.
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Posted 27 December 2008 - 05:07 PM

At the grand opening of Prince Caspian they said that they'll make it for the next Narnia movie Voyage of Dawn Treader. I think it's a good idea. Still I would like to see a special effects soundstage for Armageddon :D
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Posted 27 December 2008 - 07:24 PM

Now i read something that suggested that Walden Media may make the rest of the Narnias, just without Disney.

Oh and they have the e Armagedon thing at Disney Studios Paris
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 06:46 PM

We enjoyed the first movie. The 2nd annoyed me. After all, if the Lion could easily help the people, as he did in the end, why didn't he do it ages before. What was the point.
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 08:17 PM

queenofthehouse said:

We enjoyed the first movie. The 2nd annoyed me. After all, if the Lion could easily help the people, as he did in the end, why didn't he do it ages before. What was the point.

Aslan is a metaphor for God. God can easily fix the worlds problems, but there is a greater purpose for which the people needed to go through the trials. In Narnia, it ended up working for the best that they did wait and Caspian could take over as king.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 01:42 AM

it was Disney's chance to ward off the spells of Harry Potter. They could have closed Camp Snooze (minnie/mickey) in Animal Kingdom, opened up a fantasy themed animal area centered around Narnia. Would have given everyone the Dragon they want from the logo, (since there is a Dragon in "Dawn Treader") could have been great....ah well. Disney needs to start cutting corners since the Economy will get rough for the next few years. (of course thats just a guess...but where we are now...i don't see it changing fast.)
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 06:15 AM

I don't know if Disney even wanted this franchise long-term without immediate financial payback. Anyone that has read the books will note that there are some major character deaths and some are cast out of Narnia. It would have been kind of heart-breaking for all the audience to see it happen.

The way they dropped the franchise shows how much of an attempt it was to capture their own fantasy-starved audiences away from the Potter franchise. I guess its on to something else.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:20 AM

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Still I would like to see a special effects soundstage for Armageddon :(


Question... why do you want to see how they did VFX for a movie that's already 11 years old?

I'd prefer a VFX walkthrough of (I know, overdone to death) the Pirates trilogy, or perhaps a nice meet n' greet with WALL•E in his native habitat at the beginning of his film... Eve's ship can land, and she comes out, etc.


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