I have no intention of stepping on Charlie Starr's feet here, but my wife and I decided to watch Disney's first installment in the Chronicles of Narnia series last night, and although it's not technically science fiction, I felt like doing a review of it.
We'd seen the movie a couple of years ago, and never got around to watching Prince Caspian, so we had to watch The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe again in order to set the metaphorical stage.
Of the three big fantasy franchises, Harry Potter handles similar subject matter far more deftly, and Lord of the Rings does a better job with the whole "sweeping epic" effect. All that said, it's a film that makes you feel better for having seen it. The visuals are really quite stunning, especially the realism of the monstrous characters.