When I finally heard about it, it was in an article pointing out how it was a vessel for the author to convey his Christian faith, which cut me any intention to read it ever, classic or not.
I'm still pondering whether or not I'll watch the movie. On one hand, the White Witch looks nifty.
On the other hand, if it's like the other kids "must" everyone is gushing about, that make me go "uh?" (like the Baudelaire twins thingy)...
I mean, I've had to be quite lenient on the first 3 books of Harry Potter, book 4 is the only one I really liked, and that was because I put a lot of effort into forgetting the house elves stuff and all the useless kiddie stuff.
Plus, the CGI lion looks awful in the trailer. If that's the overall level of special effects I can expect... Yeah, right, whatever. Use a real lion if you can't pay a CGI one, dammit.