The Chronicles of Narnia
But only after throwing, around 3 tantrums and having to endure my brother's comments on how I really shouldn't be hassling everyone, especially him with his "busy" schedule, because I'm a loser with no friends, or who supposedly has friends, except they all conveniently decided to forget to invite me at the time that they were going to watch it, but that's really not the point, or maybe it is but you know, whatever.
My brother said it was Lord of the Rings, for kids. And I guess I have to say that I agree. It had a lot of the same elements--different species of people, talking trees, big rivers, etc. and even the witch seemed a bit like Galadriel when she turned crazy while talking with Frodo, but then, the war took place in the morning, and somehow, the supposedly ugly beasts here, looked friendlier than the orcs or the Uruk-hai.
Anyway, that witch was cool (figuratively and literally). Nevermind that she's evil. Her wardrobe was great! And that part where she freezed the flying butterfly, well, that's the coolest thing you could do with a freezing sickle sword thing. That's such a nice weapon, I wish I thought of it. And the potion thing that could make food out of ice, too. Tilda Swinton is such a great actress to have pulled that role off. She's actually my favorite character in the movie. I mean, she was really smart, except, well she's evil.
The whole thing about Aslan's return was really unfair, though. Actually it's one of those things that makes Narnia so much for children, because everybody who died came back to life, and they were all able to go back to how everything used to be, well, it really doesn't have much of reality in it. But then, that's what makes the story so great, because you can really escape.
Definitely, my favorite scene was when the 3 children were walking to the main tent in Aslan's camp. I mean, Peter, with that shield thing and the sword thing was just... magnificent. It's too bad the scene had to be ruined by that part where he said, "We have come to see Aslan," but oh well, he redeems himself many times later on, especially in the fighting scene with the witch, which although was a little weird because it was daytime, and he is a kid, but still, it was pretty cool.
I'm not comparing it with the book as I've never read any of the books yet, but as a movie, it's great, so no complaints whatsoever. I just wish I saw it earlier.