Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley.
The most interesting part of this book is the essays by people who knew Lewis. Those make it somewhat worth reading. The rest of the book is essays, mostly about his non-Narnia works and his Christian philosophy. While those could have been interesting, they tend to be worshipful. This doesn’t mean that they are bad or un-informed. They are quite good, but the essays do not deal with any negative aspect of the work. The closest you get is an oft quote from JRRT and then a comment about how we shouldn’t judge him for it.
Spoilers Ahoy for both the movie and the books.
So if I thought Desolation of Smaug was better than I thought it woul be, then I have to admit that I watched a good portion of Five Armies (hence forth BoFA) with the my arms crossed and slightly slumped in the seat.
It didn’t help that there was like 45 minutes of trailers for nothing I wanted to see either.
Okay it was more like 30. Still, I heard people snoring.
No, I am not joking.
Luckily, BoFA is not the type of movie you can sleep though.