The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle

Postby milona » Apr 13, 2018 9:10 am

I know that it's a bit premature, as Narnia 7, if it is made, will probably not come about until 2018 at the earliest. However, as that film, if it is made, will be the most dramatic and probably the best of the series, I wanted to create a thread to talk about it. Here are some of my thoughts:

Warning: Spoilers below

1. I think that the film should, like Deathly Hallows and Breaking Dawn, be split into two parts. This seems to be a trend that is becoming more and more popular in the fantasy Genre (Even The Hobbit is being split), and I think it would make the film much stronger. The midpoint of the novel is the Battle of Cair Paravel, which I think should be portrayed in the film and would make a good split point.

2. The final battle at Stable Hill should be larger and more climatic than it is portrayed in the film, and I think that Archenland should be involved in the battle. They are mentioned in the novel, but their fate is never determined.

3. Finally, Susan's fate should be shown, along with more of the real world. The events in England have great dramatic impact; Susan has lost faith, three of her siblings died in a train wreck, along with her parents, cousin, and the Professor. I also think that the film should show Susan regaining belief in Narnia, or at least imply that she does.

Those are some of my thoughts about the conclusion to Narnia. What do you think?
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Re: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle

Postby LucytheValiant23 » May 31, 2018 7:28 pm

milona I agree with you 100% for the concept of the last battle. I defintely want Susan to return but i think at the end show she believes again and is reunited with her siblings.
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Re: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle

Postby Reepicheep775 » Jun 01, 2018 12:57 pm

LB will be a very difficult book to adapt, so I hesitate to say that it will be the best of the series. I will say that, if they manage to pull this off, and make it a good movie and a good adaptation, it will be a film to remember.

I don't like the idea of splitting LB into two simply because it's a fairly short book and I don't think there's enough material to stretch the soup.

I think I would be fine with expanding the battle. I've probably read LB the least of all of the Chronicles, but I remember the battle being pretty prominent in the book (unlike the battles in the other books). It's even named after the battle. If you're going to have a big epic battle in a Narnia movie, this is probably the one to do it in.

I would actually like a little something extra with Susan. I don't think I would want a full-blown redemption arc, just a hint to say that her story is not over. We know from letters that Lewis thought that there could still be hope for Susan and I would like to see evidence of that in the movie. Susan's rejection of Narnia was never one of my favourite parts of LB. I still remember feeling sick when I read it as a kid. It adds reality to the story for sure, but it also puts a damper on the happily ever after ending.
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