So I watched this last night out of boredom and having already watched all my DVDs from Christmas. It was either this, Kung Fu Panda or Tropic Thunder. I took a chance on this one.
I didn't have high hopes because while the first one was decent, it wasn't great. I liked the play "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" as a kid and had seen it several times with school, but the movie didn't come off quite as good as it could have in my opinion.
I had never read or seen anything beyond that particular story, so I wasn't familiar with the further adventures of Narnia. But I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this film. I personally thought it was much better than the first to be honest. Maybe it was the action, or maybe it was the plot, but it just held my interest longer. And for a film as long as this one was, that's definitely a good thing.
So I rather enjoyed this one and I'm glad I took a chance on it. I read recently that Disney wasn't going to do anymore Narnia films, and after seeing this one I'm somewhat saddened by it. Not as much as I would be to learn there definitely would be no more Spider-Man films, or as sad as I was at the end of the Lord of the Rings trilogy (thank goodness for The Hobbit), but a bit saddened nevertheless.
I guess this would be a good excuse to seek out the books and read them, huh?