December 9, 2005, - 4:33 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
* “Chronicles of Narnia“: Fabulous screen manifestation of even more fabulous book. Excellent costumes, set, magic. Great for kids beyond a certain age. Young kids might be frightened by the witch, fighting, killing, etc. For those bothered by the Christian themes therein, tough. It’s barely there, but for a Santa Claus-esque character and plays out like a great, adventurous fairy tale. We’re confident that if it had Muslim themes, liberals would gush over it.
Plus, we love the presence of cool mythological animals, including centaurs (half-man, half-horse), satyrs/fauns (half-man, half-goat), and gryphons (half-eagle, half-lion). And, yes, there are unicorns, too.
We hope this movie is a big hit and can’t wait ’til THIS C.S. Lewis book becomes film. Will the P.C. forces keep it from being made?
* “Syriana“: Typical arrogant George Clooney fare–self-absorbed, boring, disjointed. He gets Valerie Plame’s CIA right, though. A bunch of corrupt, lying, inept buffoons infected with State Department, hate-America ideology, who assassinate foreign leaders in waiting accordingly. Biggest things we hate about the movie: 1) it paints Islamic terrorists as nice people who had to do it because we made them lose their jobs on the oil fields, so they had to turn to extremist Islam and homicide bombs; and 2) this guy, who has terror ties in real-life, plays a heroic Muslim. Right.
Tags: America, Central Intelligence Agency, Debbie Schlussel, Department of State, George Clooney, oil-fields, Syriana, Valerie Plame