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View Poll Results: Movies or books?
What movies? 3 2.33%
I'm all about the books - forget the movies 9 6.98%
I love the books, but haven't seen the movies yet 0 0%
I'm mostly about the books, but enjoy the movies 60 46.51%
I like both equally 35 27.13%
I'm mostly about the movies, but enjoy the books 19 14.73%
I love the movies, but haven't read the books yet 2 1.55%
I'm all about the movies - forget the books 1 0.78%
What books? 0 0%
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:43 PM
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A question arose in another thread as to what kind of Narnia fans we have here on the forum. A poll was suggested, but as always, a poll gives only a rough idea. There are nine options for you to choose the closest to your preference, but feel free to make a post to fully nuance your position.
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For my part, I enjoyed Lion more than I did Caspian, but I don't think Caspian is a total loss. I'm mostly about the books, but enjoy the movies.
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I enjoy the movies better than the books. The books are ok, but chances are I'll read 'em again in 20 years or more.
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The books were far better. But I have to say I enjoyed the movies they were very good.

I wonder what C.S. Lewis would think of the movies.
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The movies are WAAAAAAAAAY better, but I enjoy the books for the background information of things.
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The movies do not exist. The books, however, do, and are awesome.
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There are rare times when a movie outshines a book, but that didn't happen in the Narnia series. Even though the LWW movie inspired me to read the books, I still enjoy the books much more. The books can afford to be more subtle in certain ways that the movies can never hope to be.

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LWW was good. Prince Non-Caspian should have been titled "Adventures in Bizarro Narnia."
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LWW was good. Prince Non-Caspian should have been titled "Adventures in Bizarro Narnia."
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