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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (2005) for Rent on DVD and Blu-ray

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (2005) for Rent on DVD and Blu-ray, Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the film has some sad, scary, and violent scenes for a PG film. The movie begins with a bombing during the Blitz in London. The children are separated from their mother, which could upset some younger audience members. There are other sad scenes where animals die — including principle characters. A friendly fox is chased and caught by a pack of wolves, who also chase the children. A witch yells at a young boy, chains him in prison, and stabs him. She also abuses her servant, stabs her enemies with a sword that turns them to stone, martyrs the lion, and leads troops into battle. The children learn to fight, then engage in hand-to-hand combat and sword fighting; one sister shoots an enemy with an arrow. There is a pitched battle with deaths and grave injuries. While not overt, the movie includes Christian imagery (a martyred, Christlike lion, a rebirth from magic water) and allegorical storylines.
Sexual Content
Not applicable
Violence
Opening scene of WWII bombing in London; a boy is imprisoned and abused by an evil witch; often-intense (but pretty bloodless) battles involving animals, mythical creatures, and kids. Some severe injuries and deaths. Combatants wield bows and arrows, swords, and spears.
Language
Some inter-sibling name-calling (including “idiot”).
Social Behavior
Making the ultimate sacrifice to protect others is a major theme. Trust, redemption, and forgiveness are also vital to the story.
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
Professor smokes a pipe; a girl is mildly drugged (in her tea), sees hallucinatory images in a fireplace, then falls asleep.

Legend
Age appropriate
Not an issue
Depends on your kid and your family
Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it

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When four London children are sent away to a country home for safety during World War II, they discover a magical wardrobe that leads them to Narnia, a snowy and fantastical land under the spell of an evil witch.,

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