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January 2, 2006

The Chronicles of Narnia - Turns out there's a movie, not just a rap video

Happy New Year everyone. I had this idea to photoshop a picture of Ebenezer Scrooge onto the Back to the Future poster and call it Back to the Christmas Future, but I decided that would be too much trouble. Instead, I tried to figure out whether the SNL video, Lazy Sunday (aka Chronic what-cles of Narnia, I won't link to it, I'm sure you've all seen it already) had any effect on the movie's box office.

So, the SNL video came out on the seventeenth. And the next weekend, it made almost as much money. Coincidence? Maybe. It sure as hell couldn't have been reviews or word of mouth. From Santa Claus showing up with weapons to Aslan explaining the obscure resurrection rule that the witch didn't bother to read, it straight up ain't that good.

The rap on the other hand, seems to have taken the internet by storm. And it's funny. Although I am a little surprised by people being so excited about it. And it's not just because I'm bitter that My Name's Will Carlough and I Like to Rap didn't really catch on, I'm just sayin.

But I'll tell you what, I'm glad that the rap convinced me to go see Narnia. Lately, going to the theatre has sucked. People talk, people put their knees up on my seat, people breathe louder than I thought possible. But watching Narnia with people was great, because people were laughing with me at the movie, coming to a climax when that blond kid shows up at the end all grown up, looking as Sydney said, "like The Burger King." It was the kind of camaraderie I felt walking across the bridge during the transit strike, looking around, knowing that everyone around me was thinking the same thing - "This blows."

Posted by Will at January 2, 2006 2:36 PM


My wife's going to see it tonight with a friend. She's in Bridgeport and, fortunately, I'm not. I told her what you thought of it. She said her tastes are different from yours and she didn't care. She also likes Harry Potter stuff.

Posted by: Eddie at January 3, 2006 7:48 PM