Do You Want a Sequel?

Posted January 3, 2011 8:58 am by DiGoRyKiRkE

Boxofficemojo.com is curretnly featuring a poll on the front page of their site asking the question whether or not people want to see a sequel made for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.Β  Voters must have an account with the site, which they can create for free.Β  You can find the poll on boxofficemojo.com’s front page, by clicking here.

5 Comments For This Story

  • LL says:

    Of course we want a sequel! πŸ™‚

  • Randi Briggs says:

    Yes! Absolutely!

  • Aslan's Meadow says:

    Let me think about it……..YES!

  • narnian resident says:

    is that even a logical question to ask on Narniaweb? its a statement here, not a question πŸ˜€

  • Twinimage says:

    Hmm, I don’t know. I can go either way. If they stop now, it will make a decent "trilogy". Though part of me feels like, for all they’ve compromised in VDT to somewhat link it to and set up the Silver Chair storyline, they better make SC!
    At this point, with all they’ve done, good and bad, if they make more, I think they should make all 7 books into movies and not stop now. Or consider rebooting the franchise… though that’s what a lot of movie series are doing now a days and it’s somewhat overdone now.

  • Annabeth says:

    well, my first reaction was "Duh, yeah!", but maybe it would be better to do MN or HHB next…..but then again, if they put SC off Will would be in his twenties by the time they would pick it up again. So probably yes

  • Cindy says:

    It’d be best to do Silver Chair next, so that the kids’ ages will still be appropriate. Since there’s a span of several years between Silver Chair and The Last Battle, they could do the two side stories in between. Then the age of the actors shouldn’t be too off the mark for the last story.

  • ron says:

    of course they need to make the next one.. so that it will be all set up to make the ones where the kings and queens are grown up in narnia… cant wait to see all of them made into movies… even with the compromises (so long as the heart of the story stays the same and liam doesnt say anything else stupid)

  • ron says:

    of course they need to make the next one.. so that it will be all set up to make the one where the kings and queens are grown up in narnia… cant wait to see all of them made into movies… even with the compromises (so long as the heart of the story stays the same and liam doesnt say anything else stupid)

  • WilliamMoseleyandSkandarcrush! says:

    At first I thought they meant like, a 2nd part to VOTDT and then do SC, and I was like,"Um, probably no." But now I get it. I say Silver Chair should be next, then Horse and his Boy, then Magician’s Nephew, and then Last Battle. Because if they do Magician’s Nephew now, Eustace will be pretty old in Silver Chair like Annabeth said already. Plus the fact that they’ve already introduced Eustace (and he was awesome, I think there’s not a single person who disliked him) so why not make Silver Chair! But I mainly hope to see them finish the whole series. I don’t care what order they come in IF that’s the case. And I have a strange feeling that Horse and his Boy will be skipped! I don’t know why, i guess it’s because no one is talking about that book. But if they do skip it, I will be VERY disapointed. It’s not my favorite book of the series (Dawn Treader is πŸ™‚ ) , but I do know it is a VERY good book. I comes third in my favorites.
    Favorite in order:
    1. Dawn Treader
    2. LWW
    3. Horse and his Boy
    4. Last Battle (even though it was a bit confusing)
    5. Prince Caspian
    6. Magician’s Nephew
    7. Silver Chair

    • DancingInRain says:

      My faves are
      1:VDT
      2:SC
      3:HHB
      4:LB
      5:MN
      6:LWW
      7:PC

    • Starlily says:

      Okay, this is just taking up space, but I like to list my favorite order too. πŸ™‚ Of course it’s hard because I like all of them for different reasons, but here goes:

      1. HHB
      2. VDT
      3. LWW (actually VDT and LWW are tied)
      4. SC
      5. MN (SC and MN are tied too)
      6. PC
      7. LB (I’m afraid the first part of LB is much too depressing, the second part much too heart-achingly beautiful for me to enjoy that book very often)

      And of course I want a sequel! I want The Silver Chair, and I want it now!!! Bring on Jill, bring on the Earthmen, bring on Puddlegluuuuummmmm!!!!!!!

      • Secrets of Excalibur says:

        The first part of "Last Battle" is so depressing that the end must be heart-achingly beautiful to make up for it.

    • Anhun says:

      1. HHB (High adventure with a purpose)
      2. VDT (So many layers of meaning it can be read many times and still maintain interest)
      3. SC (Darkly beautiful and rich in character development)
      4. MN (Intriguing and definitely worth a read, but it isn’t brilliant like numbers 1-3)
      5. LWW (Good enough)
      6. PC (only value is that it provides back story for VDT)
      7. LB (waste of trees)

    • Tradition says:

      In my opinion:

      #1: SC- Probably the best written of the 7, it’s also a quintessential ‘epic quest’ tale, and has Puddleglum. Also, Eustace and Jill have one of the more dynamic relationships of any of the leading children.
      #2: VDT- A meandering plotline actually helps heighten the sense of wonder and adventure. Brilliantly imagined, and it has a magnificent ending. And a most noble mouse.
      #3: HHB- Just a straight up adventure. Errol Flynn would be proud. But you also have thought provoking relationships between Aslan and a couple of the characters.
      #4: LB- Tragedy is underappreciated these days, and the first half is a tragedy almost fit to rival Tolkein’s "Children of Hurin". And the ending is nearly as fantastic and thrilling as the ending of "Perelandra."
      #5: MN- A fantastic origin story, conjuring images of both the Biblical Creation and "Ainulindale". Also contains an explaination of inter-world travel, doubtless the inspiration for countless fan-fictions.
      #6: LWW- One of the most influential fantasy tales ever. More stiffly written and less vivid than the other books, but it has the most powerful imagery, and the most iconic images. (Lamp-post in the woods in winter, anyone?)
      #7: PC- This one goes last because there’s no where else for it to go. The story is a little convoluted, but this is probably one of the deeper books. It’s just not as engaging, so it’s not as easy to get deep in this one like it is in the others.

      • Emgee says:

        1. Last Battle
        2. Voyage of the Dawn Treader
        3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
        4. The Magician’s Nephew
        5. The Horse and His Boy
        6. The Silver Chair
        7. Prince Caspian

    • Estefania says:

      My favorites are:
      1. The lion, the witch and the wardrobe; The voyage or the dawn treader; Silver chair; Prince Caspian; Last Battle; Horse and his boy; Magician’s nephew

      ALL THE BOOKS ARE TOO GOOD!!!!!

  • Lovesit!x says:

    YES of corse we want one !x

  • Queen C The Gentle says:

    I would like to see The Horse and His Boy or Magician’s Nephew next.

  • I voted... says:

    REALLY ????? Where did you hear about that !???? WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LionHeart says:

    A sequel as in The Silver Chair, or a direct sequel to the story of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader? If it is SC, then totally, completly YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Luis Daniel says:

    1- HB
    2- VDT
    3- SC
    4- LWW
    5- MN
    6- LB
    7- PC

  • Not Of This World says:

    HHB is tied 1
    LWW is tied 1
    VDT is 2
    SC is 3
    MN is 4
    LB is 5
    PC is 6

    • servantofAslan says:

      I love polls. And of course, I want another movie. I’d like to see them make all of them. Even BBC made 4 of them. Here’s my favorites in order:

      1. LWW
      2. MN
      3. LB
      4. VDT
      5. SC
      6. PC
      7. HHB

  • Princess Lucy says:

    -HHB
    -VDT
    -SC
    -LWW
    -MN
    -LB
    -PC

  • Princess Lucy says:

    1 HHB
    2 VDT
    3 SC
    4 LWW
    5 MN
    6 LB
    7 PC

  • stateofgreen says:

    Yes Silver Chair please! But it needn’t be called a sequel, technically speaking. Silver Chair must be next! Will Poulter is pushing on 18, have to capitalize on his performance now!

  • DOECOG says:

    Yes and No. I defiantly want all seven books made into to movies and I am eagerly awaiting them to green light the next film. But it should not be made as a sequel. Although the story does progress with the books and some of the characters do repeat themselves these books are not really sequels. I recently reread the Silver Chair and I enjoyed my second reading of it so much more than my first. This time I was able and to enjoy the book for itself and was not trying to focus mainly on how it fit into the whole story. I still want the filmmakers to connect the stories, but part of the charm to all of the books is how unique they all are. I hope they can see this to and not try to make the same movie over and over again orβ€”like film makers sometimes doβ€”try to make the sequels bigger and flashier than the original.

    Also I vote SC is next.

  • WillMo for_the_win says:

    I would love a sequel! But rebooting the Narnia franchise should be considered. I hope Alfonso Cuaron would direct Narnia.

    • narnian21 says:

      Why? That wouldn’t help anything. Fans would like that to see a different artistic take on it but people who haven’t read the books would wonder why filmmakers would do that. And rebooting the series doesn’t mean they’ll be better movies and possibly we would have to relive the days of watching and waiting to see if any more will be made. and we have three movies so why not keep going?

    • Anhun says:

      PLEASE, no. And have to wait through 4 more movies to finally see a film version of HHB?

      Besides look at what this film series has accomplished so far. LWW was brilliant. PC was by no means a great movie, but it was still better than that lame excuse for a book. As for VDT, you can’t expect a feature film to do justice to the book. Like Homer’s Odyssey, the structure of it is much better suited to a miniseries. I enjoyed the movie VDT as a sampling of the rich themes in the book. You got a taste of Magician’s island, a spoonful of Dragon Island, a bite of Aslan’s Country. You still have to go to the book for the whole meal, but given that it’s a 2-hr movie, that’s okay. My one serious issue was with the changes to the Lone Islands adventure. The scene where Caspian puts Gumpas in his place is classic. Why did they cut that out?

      I’ve heard several people suggest the idea of a reboot. Could someone please explain the line of logic there? It sounds like a horrible idea to me, and a surefire way to fix it so that HHB never sees the light of day.

      • Tradition says:

        PC was definitely NOT a lame book and was far, far better than either of its movie adaptions. Unlike the Disney movie, the original book had some depth, it gave you something to think about, and the characters weren’t all a bunch of jerks. It had adventure, not action; the Disney movie had lots of action, but precious little adventure.

      • Tradition says:

        No reboot though. Maybe a couple generations from now, once Fox finishes the series.

      • High Queene Shelly Belly says:

        wow, tradition, you put it perfectly- and little enjoyable interaction between loving family members, with them all being so grouchy

      • High Queene Shelly Belly says:

        I can imagine a reboot as a miniseries of all 7 books, then to dvd, sold as a set, made by a deeply christian company who will make the series with the main point to develop the spiritual themes. Not to make shallow popcorn flicks.

      • High Queene Shelly Belly says:

        in this day and age, they could actually make a really intense, realistic animated series that could be deeply engrossing.

      • High Queene Shelly Belly says:

        maybe use the radio theatre version, use that script and give to a pixar level company.

  • ashley says:

    absulutely of corse it wouldnt be the sme world with out narnia so

    YEEESSSS

  • aillanna says:

    YYYEEESSSS

  • anna says:

    of corse i definitely want more narnia

  • tash says:

    i really think that they need a new actress to play jill in the sc i reckon they should get some 1 australian and a girl who has never acted before but not too old

  • tash says:

    they shold dfinately make sc next no doubt about that

  • star 101 says:

    if they dont do any more narnia movies i would be so bored in this world

  • katiiee says:

    PLEASE make a more narnia movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • laya says:

    voyage of the dawn treader was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

  • emily says:

    VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER 11 OUT OF TEN

  • Dan says:

    ummm…let me think about it…hmmmm without a doubt YES!!!!!! of course, I hope they end up making the 7 films.

  • emma says:

    I am begging you to make a sequel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just saw dawn treader which I have been waiting for AGES for and I loved it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please please please make all 7!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kelly says:

    Yes, I want a sequel. SC, then MN and HHB and then make LB last because everyone’s ages would be right, as has been stated before. πŸ™‚

  • Nick says:

    Of course!!! Silver Chair was my favorite book, and it’ll make a phenomenal movie.

  • RayH says:

    I would like to see the rest of the series too – but CS Lewis wrote "You must get to know me by another Name in your world." That is our need. It would/will make no difference if there are no more films. Isn’t this so?

  • Estefania says:

    Of Course!!!!!!!! I love the chronicles of narnia (books) and i love the movies!!!! i want to see more and more. I think the best option for a sequel is the Silver Chair and then the Las Battle, after The magician’s nephew and after all the horse and his boy (maybe the Magician’s nephew and the horse and his boy can be made just for dvd.. but please do it!!!!!) I LOVE NARNIA!!!!!!! LONG LIVE TO NARNIA!!!!

  • Swordebrithil12 says:

    WE NEED MORE PEOPLE.
    Right now, 50.6% said yes, 25.7% said no (jerks) and 23.7% said they didn’t care (lowlifes). I hate to sound harsh but I would die if only three were made. I desperately want to see The Silver Chair come to life, it’s my absolute favorite book in the world of literature.
    FOR NARNIA, AND FOR ASLAN!!!

    • Starlily says:

      I guess I’m too resilient to die over the absence of a movie, but if the rest of the series isn’t made I will be very VERY disappointed, despondent, and devastated. So if the film-makers have any kindness in their hearts, they won’t inflict such a cruelty on me. πŸ˜‰

    • High Queene Shelly Belly says:

      if you can dream it, you can do it,- start a grassroots social networking movement to get support and then contact walden with the results, use facebook, twitter, blogs, submit articles to magazines, call radio stations and get on the air talking about how great it was, etc. they really look to these things to gauge support for their monetary gamble.

  • Estefania says:

    Narnia Rules!

  • Mackenzie says:

    I’m not too sure. I wasn’t too happy how they altered VDT by adding the swords and mist. I just wouldn’t want them to screw up the others.

  • Bob says:

    I just want a Horse and His Boy. Not really interested in any of the rest. I only want HHB if it’s done like a sweeping epic. Of all the books, that one could be the Kingdom of Heaven meets Prince of Persia type classic with a mix of grand landscapes and grand ideals.

    The Last Battle was a badly written piece of rubbish that I would rather pretend did not exist in the same world as the classic LWW and VDT.

    SC and MN I would probably see out of curiousity but my main draws to Narnia were always Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. None of the other characters ever did it for me.

    • Tradition says:

      From a purely literary standpoint, I’d say LB was better written than LWW (with the exception of LB’s the opening chapter, which should have been omitted and explained later). It wasn’t a piece of rubbish, that’s for sure, and I honestly can’t think of a better, more powerful ending for the series.

    • Anhun says:

      Yes! We have to have HHB! Now, I love SC, too, and I’m definitely going to see it if it comes out in theatres. However, the only one I’m really desperate to see is HHB.

      If MN and LB come out, I won’t even go see them. MN because it simply can’t be adapted into a decent movie. Between the bold use of imagination, and the utter lack of plot coherence, the uninitiated might think the author was tripping when he wrote it.

      If they adapt it faithfully, it’ll be a lousy movie. To turn it into a watchable movie they’ll have to change it beyond recognition, and that would be a disappointment too, because I like the book. It’s a series of beautiful, meaningful tableaux, and I’d hate to see an action-based plot ruin that for me.

      In the case of LB, I agree with you, it’s trash. A sloppy rewrite of the book of Revelations with animal costumes. Taken on it’s own merits it’s a waste of time. Taken in comparison to it’s source of inspiration, it’s an insult to the Original Author.

      • High Queene Shelly Belly says:

        so that must be why it won the Carnegie Medal of Honor for the year-

      • Anhun says:

        Remember when Peter Jackson’s LotR trilogy came out? The first 2 were virtually ignored by the Oscars, while Return of the King took the Oscars by storm, even though it didn’t get any more critical acclaim than the other two. The awards for the final installment were, for all intents and purposes, awards for the series as a whole. I suspect something like that happened in the case of the Carnegie Medal. Officially, they awarded that particular book, but they were actually awarding Lewis for the series as a whole.

      • Bookwyrm says:

        So when will your novel be published?

    • High Queene Shelly Belly says:

      my main attraction was the pevensies too, i had a hard time getting into the others as much. i wish he had included them popping in to the other books somehow, at least. and HHB could be so gorgeous, I imagine an alladin disney look for it, really colorful and mysterious, what fools disney are.

  • claireyy says:

    i love narnia! hopefully they will turn it into real life for me : )

  • John says:

    I want them to make all seven films. This is my opinion of books:

    1. HHB
    2. VDT
    3. LB
    4. SC
    5. LWW
    6. MN
    7. PC

    • High Queene Shelly Belly says:

      you must be a big action lover-eh? Mine are- 1)-LWW 2 )LB 3)HHB 4)MN 5)PC 6)VDT 7)SC PC is probably higher on the list cause I saw the movie first

  • Alambil and Tarvis says:

    SC NEEDS TO BE MADE. It’s my favorite one, and come on, who doesn’t want to see Puddleglum on the big screen?

    • John says:

      I hope they get a good actor for Puddleglum!

      • Anhun says:

        In the book it says that Puddleglum has a brown complexion. So it wouldn’t be weird if they have a person of color in the role. Wil Johnson definitely has both the gravity and the comedic edge. πŸ™‚

  • Liberty Hoffman says:

    SC! yeah! I want them all!

  • Narnian Meerkat says:

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Queen Lucy the Valiant of Narnia says:

    Please dooooooooooooooo! Silver Chair must be the next one I think. The actors will grow too big if they wait longer. I’d love to see the whole 7 books be made into movies though. My favorite goes this way:
    LWW–wonderful story about redemption and Narnia!!!!!
    VDT–great epic voyage with lots of fun and adventure!
    SC–richly dark, ironically funny and full of meaning!
    HHB–lovely plot, great story!
    LB–beautiful ending to a great series!
    MN–a good story, but a little wierd with all those rings. Still, hope the whole series becomes a movie set. For Narnia and Long Live Aslan!

  • Francesca says:

    yes we would love a sequel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reepicheep says:

    YES! YES! YES! They need to do the rest of them. Rebooting the series would be a gigantic waste of time and money, and HBB, MN and LB have NEVER been adapted for any medium.

    My order of faves
    SC: The richest and darkest book in the series, and the most bankable option for a sequel.
    HBB: Although not chronologically important, it was a good story and is the funniest of the series.
    VDT: Lots of adventure and excitement galore! Very rich in character development.
    LWW: The book which speaks to you most spiritually.
    LB: Although confusing, a killer ending to the series.
    MN: Interesting.
    PC: Nothing really special about it.

  • Linus the True says:

    Sadly, I still haven’t seen VoDT yet. (I’m pretty broke right now.) But there is a good reason to vote "No." The first two books were radically altered when they were made into movies. It sounds like there are a lot of changes to VoDT as well. I don’t want Hollywood making more Narnia movies if they’re going to continue to disrepect the source material so much.

    Again, I haven’t seen VoDT yet, so maybe my opinion will be different after seeing it. I’m just saying that not everyone who votes "No" is a jerk or a lowlife. πŸ™‚

    • Anhun says:

      Radically?

    • Reepicheep says:

      That’s not true at all. LWW only had very minor differences, PC was a lousy adaptation because
      #1. They made some really dumb changes.
      #2. A lot of things weren’t fully explained.
      VDT’s differences worked because they made sense.

      • Jill_Pole says:

        I agree with you here Reepicheep here
        The original series was good, but almost nothing can beat the magic and wonder of LWW which I still adore!
        PC was a big disapointment, but BB was pretty good as Caspian
        AND it had REEPICHEEP in it!!! who was AMAZING

      • Jill_Pole says:

        I agree with you here Reepicheep here
        The original series was good, but almost nothing can beat the magic and wonder of LWW which I still adore!
        PC was a big disappointment, but BB was pretty good as Caspian
        AND it had REEPICHEEP in it!!! who was AMAZING

  • john says:

    hell yeah…. another one will be a delight…

  • _Lillinadil_ says:

    oh wow, this is a really hard desision….. hmm…. YES I WANT A SEQUEL!!!

  • lsh says:

    I am truly a Narnia Fan and I am so happy that movies are being made to represent the cronicle series. I loved the first two movies made and even understood the adaptions done from book to film. However, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" left me deeply disapointed. I feel the basis of the story had completely changed. There was hardly any character developement, and to much liberties taken with the story line. I was looking forward to what I consider my favorite book of the series, and I was very distressed by what I saw. There was so much they could have chosen from Lewis’ book, but they made up a good portion of the script from other sources. I want the movies to continue, but I want screen writers to understand that staying as close to the original stories of Narnia, is what will pull the Narnia fans to the theaters. Please consider, and thank you.

  • Eric says:

    No sequel. The new film was pretty much garbage. I’d rather have no Narnia films than under-performing, poorly made Narnia films.

  • Travis Deans says:

    For all of you who want to see The Silver Chair made into a movie (and I do too), you better go see Voyage of the Dawn Treader a couple more times before it leaves the theaters. If we don’t support VODT and it doesn’t make a profit, there’s no reason for them to make another one.

  • paola says:

    i definetlyy wanna sequell!!!!!!! i loooovvveddd voyagee of the dawnn treaderr!!!

  • Matt says:

    I’m really hoping they get to do "The Silver Chair" next. In my opinion, the perfect Puddleglum would be Doug Jones (the faun and pale man from "Pan’s Labyrinth," Abe Sapien from "Hellboy," and others). He’s got the look and build, the acting chops, and has gone on record saying that he really wants the part of Puddleglum if they make it.

  • Ned says:

    A few thoughts – this is my first post here, and I love the energy.

    One: Please don’t even use the word "reboot." It’s an awful by-product of the changing legal rights that swirl around certain comic-book characters. Has nothing to do with artistic vision or integrity, and everything to do with going to the well one more time to make a buck. Booooo!!!

    Two: Agree with most here that Silver Chair is the obvious next movie, with the strong performance by the actor who played Eustace. And am I misremembering this, or wasn’t there some mention of Jill at the end of the Dawn Treader movie?

    Three: Generally speaking, I’d love for the filmmakers to follow the original order of the books, not the chronological numbering that later publishers imposed. Oddly, I think if they can make a good (and successful) Silver Chair movie, they’ll be over the hump – while I liked the book, I found the villain a little derivative. In fact, I wonder if the filmmakers will do the same, and use Tilda Swanton (I hope so- making a positive out of a negative).

    HHB has the potential for a real epic scale and sweep, and as others have observed, the scenes with the Pevensies will work well as they’re older. If they do HHB well, they can do whatever they want with MN – which will likely be the most stylistically different of all the films. And it will really whet people’s appetite for LB, which I do think has the ability to finish off the series with artistry and beauty.

    I hope they realize this: It all builds to The Last Battle. That’s the big emotional and spirtitual payoff, and I firmly believe that done right, it will be the biggest commercial and critical success as well (much like Return of the King).

  • blueRain says:

    Yes, depending on who would be in charge of producing and directing.

  • Shannon says:

    yes but i do think silver chair should go first i really want to play a character in it i come from a poor family not somin to say online but i want to play jill so much i could cry if i was her i wouldnt let the fame go to my head and i just want to do somthing i like especially when it involves narnia nd acting it always seems like im on the out side staring in at my family and friends just this once i want to have fun at somthing get to know the actors the directors plz any detatails plz email me at http://www.ilovebebo@hotmail.co.uk you have to use the www. jus so u know plz make my dream come true if this helps im 12 most likley be 13 when they start filming plz let y dream come true

  • Tiger_Lily says:

    Hail Fellow Narnians!

    I know that this group of individuals stands somewhat divided in regards to the current state and condition of our beloved series, but seeing as how the thing that unites us is our affection and regard for the timeless innocence and priceless simple truths bestowed on us through Aslan and Narnia, permit me to offer some observations I have made looking at the visual adaptation of the series over the years.

    I, myself, like some of you, was first introduced to Narnia through the BBC miniseries. After watching LWW at six years old, I was hooked. My grandmother presented me with the books a few years later and I was fully versed in the adventures of Aslan, the Narnians, and the child heroes by age 11. This brings me to my first observation that

    1. Not every fan of Narnia read the books first, or has read them yet. The most insightful reviewer I read about VDT began his article by saying that while watching the LOTR films made him want to watch them all over again (I’m inclined to agree with his POV), "watching the Narnia movies makes me want to go read the books". C.S. Lewis would be very encouraged by such a statement as he wrote these books for children in order that they may be given an imaginative introduction to the cosmology and universal principles surrounding the Christian faith (good, evil, and where man stands in relation to them). We want our children to read these books so that by "knowing me(Aslan) a little here(in Narnia)", they may come to "know me(Christ) better there(on Earth)". This, then ties into my second point which is that

    2. Because they were written for children, you must become, to use Christ’s own words, "like a child" to be able to appreciate and enjoy these stories. The world wants us to become a generation of "Susans" who lost her childlike wonder and humility by trying to act "like a grownup". This is demonstrated with Disney’s biggest mistake…they were trying to make the films "grown-up". Most of you don’t realize this but the average age of the children called upon by Aslan in these books is about 12. After that point, they are "too old" to return to Narnia. Some people might take this at face value, but what Lewis (and Aslan) meant by that is that while they have reached adolescence and are now ready to enter into the grown-up world, they must always take their time and lessons gained in Narnia with them. Paul, the apostle, put it another way "Stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you", and the author of the Proverbs commands parents to "train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it". Susan matures well, but in the process forgets the lessons she learned there, losing both her innocence and her faith, which is exactly how young minds get primed for the world to "re-educate" them in their fashion. I still watch the BBC miniseries and I can assure you, I am still more impressed by that animatronic puppet-Aslan than I ever was by the very boring CGI image in the Disney films.

    Therefore, with this point said, I would suggest that the purists, who have been sorely disappointed by the recent films, as well as the fans, who just want the books made into films, and especially the movie moguls who have the means of creating these films, all need to take the time to take off the cynical, jaded, grown-up eyes of the world when approaching these stories, or else we will simply see the end of a beautiful, timeless collection. There are four more opportunities for us to do this, and all four of them are unique, exciting, compelling stories in their own right. Silver Chair is the most "quest-like" chronicle out of all them with enough "dark" elements to satisfy anyone; Horse and His Boy is the only real love story, hence why it’s my favorite :),plus it entails all the elements of a classic high-flying adventure story with a good dosage of character development too; Magician’s Nephew answers questions about certain mysteries that LWW never fully explained, namely where the white witch is from, where the lamppost came from, where the wardrobe came from, and especially, how travel between our world and Narnia first began. These first three books all set us up perfectly for the great Finis found in The Last Battle – essentially, everything that we find in Return of the King, except on a younger scale, and also taking a more direct parallel to the book of Revelations, which considering the current state of the world, is not all that irrelevant or pointless. But regardless of your faith, or your relationship with Narnia, the bottom line is that we here share a common bond of love and regard for its magical and adventurous spirit that the cynical critics of this age can never comprehend. Let us never lose that attitude or compromise its vision and we will not only have a "sequel" but we will see a successful adaptation of the remaining four books that will put even Harry Potter fans to shame. (No offense meant if you happen to be both a lover of HP and Narnia). Narnia and the North!!!

    • Anhun says:

      About your pt 1, actually that’s not true. Lewis wrote the book to teach children about the wonders of imagination, and the traditional style of English story-telling. The religious themes worked their way in as an after thought.

      • Tiger_Lily says:

        I could contest your answer, but I will only make a correction…my first point was about how a lot of current fans of the series were introduced to it through either the recent films or the BBC miniseries then they went back to read the books for themselves…but since after saying this I can’t resist, let me say that the fact that Lewis and Tolkien were both respected members of a group of literary masters known as the Christian Apologetics allows a conclusion that they wished to both defend and illustrate the truth of the Christian faith in their works, while also championing the oral virtues and techniques you so ably described that is so beautifully demonstrative in the art of fiction and fantasy-like stories. Yes they were British patriots in many noble ways, but they were defenders of the faith also. However, not wishing to start an argument here, let me just correct myself by adding that why Lewis wrote these is not inescapably relevant to the discussion…I merely slipped that sidenote in there because I know many fans who love this series acknowledge and appreciate the theological symbolism Lewis used taken from the life exemplified by Christ in the Scriptures. I apologize if I didn’t make this clear in my article and welcome any further comments or clarification on my response.

  • Forgotten Queen of Narnia says:

    I NEED a sequel! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mackenzie says:

    Now that everyone is saying her favs I might as well too.
    1. LWW – the storyline was fantastic and I will always love it.
    2. VDT – I loved how new parts of Narnia were intorduced.
    3. MN – I love the idea of the rings and how the wardrobe came to be!
    4.SC – Jill/Eustace/Puddleglum were awesome!
    5.PC- a bit of a let down compared to LWW
    6.HHB – I still liked it it’s just that I missed the old characters.
    7. LB – I didn’t like the fact that Narnia died, especially the bit where the giant sqeezed the sun like an orange.

  • edinosaur says:

    It has and must be a sequel because every creature and character must be represented if they want to make the last battle. I think the silver chair and the Horse and his boy will have action, and the Magician’s nephew is easier to make. so of course i want a sequel.

  • Bookwyrm says:

    Nope!

  • Connie says:

    I really want to see all of the books made but particularly The Magicians Nephew and The Silver Chair. I had hoped to be able to acquire the entire list in Disney movie form because as good as the BBC is they don’t have the funds to pull of the special effects right.