Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Writer C. S. Lewis transports us back to the magical land of Narnia in the third installment of the family adventure film, Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The two youngest Pevensie siblings Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley) are visiting their uncle in the country when a picture comes to life and draws them back to the magical land of Narnia. This time however, without their brother Peter and sister Susan accompanying them, they are stuck with their whiny cousin Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter). Soon after arriving in Narnia, they meet up with Caspian (Ben Barnes) who is now King of Narnia and he takes them on his royal ship the Dawn Treader to reunite seven enchanted swords that belong to seven Lords of Narnia. During the voyage they encounter talking animals, dwarfs, a Minotaur and even an island full of invisible creatures. They also have to battle a sea serpent, dragons and even slave traders. Eventually the group makes it to the end of the seas where they meet the wise old Lion, Aslan (voice of Liam Neeson). This film has plenty of religious allegories which were also prevalent in the first two movies. This film doesn’t break any new territory and has some dialogue that could have been better. None of this is really noticeable when you have a film with great battle scenes and a family oriented story that ends on a high emotional note. The film also concluded with the perfect running time of about 2 hours. Why do some directors think 2 and a half hour to 3 hour movies are what people want? (Longer is not always better) Last of all, save yourself some money at the theater and just watch this in 2D. Obviously I can’t see the difference but I hear the comments made by the audience that the 3D isn’t bad but it doesn’t enhance the movie. (Tell everyone that the blind movie critic gave you that bit of advice) This may not be an award winning film but its great family fun and I’m giving it a B rating.
This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.