[National Review Online, December 9, 2005]
Any director who attempts to bring a beloved novel to the screen can expect his fair share of slings and arrows. Just ask Peter Jackson, the hardworking genius behind the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, or any of the parade of directors who have delivered "Harry Potter" films. The latest to step up for a smackdown is Andrew Adamson, previously known for "Shrek," as he offers his fresh and magnificent production of C.S. Lewis' novel, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."
Unlike the "Potter" directors, Adamson has not only junior readers to please