I posted a review of the movie over at NarniaWeb. I was slightly less than satisfied, but I need to see it again before making final judgement. From the review:
I canâ€™t decide about the film score. I will say that the use of electronic drums, electronic pianos and harpsichords throughout didnâ€™t fit at all. It sounded like Mannheim Steamroller in spots, and like a Hans Zimmer action movie at other times. Youâ€™re dealing with 1940s London, and Narnia, a whole different world that one could argue was based on a mixture of Greek and medieval England. A full classic symphony would have worked better, with the addition of various eclectic instruments (old world, NOT digital) that fit the scene or character. There were no strong themes, except for Tumnusâ€™ lulluby. The end credit music was a horrid joke.
Not quite Lewis, as I expected, but not quite a good movie either. They hired all the right actors and found the perfect scenery, and got the best CG team on the job for the animals, and still the screenplay, directing, and soundtrack really brought it down a level. It couldâ€™ve been my favorite movie of all time, (or at least the first movie in my favorite series of all time). I will go see it a second time and try to pretend I donâ€™t know anything about Narnia. Weâ€™ll see how it goes.
Read the whole article: http://www.narniaweb.com/reviewShow.asp?id=775