You'll still need to wait for that last part, apostles of Aslan. Disney's live-action take on the perennial kid-lit staple has its moments of wide-eyed wonderment, yet all Andrew Adamson (Shrek) brings to the table is facility with computer-generated effects and a knack for making young adults seem extraordinarily cloying. Granted, the filmmaker hasn't turned Lewis's Christian parable into the hallelujah-heavy, Passion-ate pageantry many dreaded. But when Adamson finally assembles all his mythological pagan beasties (centaurs, satyrs and cyclopes, oh my!) to do battle for the big set piece, it's simply a triumph of pixilated artificial intelligence. Keeping your battles bloodless for a PG rating is one thing, but turning a canonworthy classic into an anemic blockbuster borders on the unforgivable.
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