and my first reaction?
Secondary reactions under the cut, including massive babbling and inappropriate shipping. because those two things are my main things in life!
here thar be spoilers!
The kids are adorable. seriously. Lucy is the cutest thing in the history of cute.
I loved the extra Edmund stuff in, because it really makes him more understandable and less of a weasel than he comes across in the book. i like the comparison of him and Tummnus and the father pictures. and how different he is handling the whole situation than his brother and sisters.
Narnia itself was GORGEOUSLY done. i loved knowing the little behind the scenes thing about Lucy not being allowed to see the set and being brought on blindfolded, so you are seeing her actual reactions.
Mr Tummnus should not have such a very very large crush on Lucy, due to age difference more than species issues, but he does and i love it, and i want icons of the end scene between them, because at one point, i honestly expected him to kiss her on the mouth.
yes, i already know im going to hell. you dont have to remind me.
also, fic is needed. yes.
but seriously, the guy who played Tummnus needs several awards, because he sold the genuine anguish over turning Lucy in, as well as the concern over her when he's talking to Edmund.
he so loves her.
also, in the inappropriate ship area, id also like to add Peter/Susan to my list of incest and wrong. and seeing as they ARE actually related, ive just dropped down past literarylemming several rungs, and i think im somewhere on rung 21 or so...regardless, there were little things..the way they fought, and when she put her hand on his shoulder and he covered her hand with his? oh yeah. they want each other.
Ok, now that i have both of those out of the way, my main response throughout the movie was OMGTILDA!
she owns this movie. yes, Aslan is fucking amazing, but TILDA. wearing the mane! and the stabbing! and the fight scenes! *dies*
Tilda Swinton is one of the few women i will admit not only having a girly crush on, but will admit that i would go gay for her. she is JUST THAT COOL.
I fell for her in Orlando, which you should see if you havent...("Are you alright?" "I'm dead sir!" "Can I help you?" "Will you marry me?" "I would love to, only I fear I've broken my ankle.."), and THEN, i went to see Constantine, which i was going to see anyway, and Gabriel turns around and i grab Brandus's arm and yelp, "TILDA!" in the middle of the theater. Which is exactly what i did when i first saw the Narnia trailer, actually...
so, yes, i have a Tilda issue.
But throughout the final fight scene between Jadis and Peter, Brandus leaned over during my squeeing and informed me that i wasnt supposed to be rooting for the bad guy. oops.
I feel better now.
The Beavers were amazing and adorable, and Maugrim was honestly creepy, which rocked!
i know some people disliked the inclusion of Santa Claus, but i liked it. it worked and it fit.
i know i have things of import to say....somewhere.
but im going to end with a squee of OMGTILDA!!