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 Rilian. Together with Puddleglum the Marshwiggle, they must travel north across the mountains, dodge giants, and journey down into the earth itself to rescue Rilian from the mysterious evil that holds him bound there. Written by
In the book Prince Rilian was described as not having something quite right about his face. This could have something to do with why Richard Henders - who plays the lost prince in this BBC adaptation - wears a metal head mask that also covers the top part of his face. Incidentally CS Lewis never explained what it was that wasn't quite right about Rilian's face, for example he could have had a frown as his general facial expression. However, it would probably have been hard for Henders to have sustained a frown for a fairly long time, so director Alex Kirby had him wear the mask instead. 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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