As an almost relevant side note to Noah’s thoughts on the space trilogy, it turns out that Disney doesn’t want to produce any more Narnia films. The first one did great, the second did half of great, and Disney doesn’t want to see how the third will do. (Hollywood Reporter by way of The New Republic.)
I saw the first one and liked it ok, I think. I might have fallen asleep. But it wasn’t as bad as the Lord of the Rings films, because those were longer and noisier. Worst of all were the new Star Wars movies. It’s like Peter Jackson entered into a compact with George Lucas to rid the world of CGI through aversion therapy.
The Reporter says Hollywood is losing interest in fantasy epics because The Golden Compass did so badly. Good.