It’s totally different when you experience it yourself. I don’t know how many times I have seen Time Square on television, but it is totally different being there in person. After watching the screening of Prince Caspian, I was talked into walking from the theater back to my hotel room instead of taking the shuttle. Since this was the first time I have ever been in New York, I was told I didn’t want to miss the experience. I must admit that I enjoyed the walk much more than my taxi ride in from the airport and the ride to the theater in a van–and I felt safer, too.
I also very much enjoyed the movie. It was a bit different in several respects than I thought it would be, but I will have to leave the specifics for my review on May 16, the day the movie comes out in theaters across the United States. I will say that “purists” will have some problems with the way the movie works itself out, but we already knew that. But, I think anyone who watches the movie with an open mind will find plenty to like.
Speaking of “the way the movie works itself out,” you might find this article in the LA Times interesting, and helpful, on this point. My next post will probably be Sunday afternoon.