Eustace is sent to a horrible school, and finds a friend in Jill Pole, who's also running from the bullies and looking for a place to hide. The two of them are magically transported from the garden shed into the magical world of Narnia, where they are entrusted with a task by Aslan: to rescue the king's stolen son, Prince Rillian. Together with Puddleglum the Marshwiggle, they must travel north across the mountains, dodge dragons and giants, and journey down into the earth itself to rescue Rillian from the Green Lady. Written by
Experiment House satirizes progressive educational institutions such as Summerhill School in England, which were fashionable at the time. CS Lewis also based Jill Pole's experiences of bullying on some of his own. In the book, the head of the school is female. See more »
What's food for wiggles may be poison for humans, I shouldn't wonder.
We must be merry and bright. You two youngsters aren't always in high spirits you know, you must watch me. I'll be ever so merry.
[attempts to grin]
Merry and frolicsome.
They think I'm a funny fellow already in there.
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As the credits roll, we see moments from other movies in the series. (This is the final movie in the series.) See more »
The Biggest in the Series, but Not Quite the Best.
The Silver Chair, BBC's final journey into Narnia, is a solid and enjoyable entry.
Visually and Technically it is the series greatest achievement. The Underground World and it's people have been created excellently, as well as other sequences such as the giant's bridge. Of course we're still going to have those animals in costume. I really don't have much of a problem with this, but still, we don't need to flaunt hedgehogs that have no relation to the story. The Silver Chair is the only film in the series that has areas where the writing needs a little perk up. The pacing is fine until the last 30 minutes. It becomes almost hard to follow, and lost my attention a bit. Despite that the first 2.5 hours are absolutely addictive.
Locations, as always, are perfect. They are dead on to C.S. Lewis' books. I hope to get to some of these places in my travels. The locations for all the Narnia films are perfect.
Its kind of a shame that finale of the Narnia series is a bit of a let down, but a message still comes through. "I have different names in your world..." Probably one of the rare times children's entertainment actually gives you chills.
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