Monday, July 25, 2011

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader review.

 This is the review for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. We have seen the other Narnia movies but we have not read the books.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Directed by: Michael Apted
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Release date: December 10, 2010 (2010-12-10)
Running Time: 133
MMPA rating: PG

The Good: Good Christian symbolsm, Good special effects,

The Bad: Bad acting, Removed the only good actors from the previous movies, Not as good as the other Narnia movies.

Plot: Three years after the events of the second movie Prince Caspian, Lucy and Edmund Pevensie are staying with their cousin Eustace Scrubb. When water pours from a painting of a ship on the ocean that is hanging in Lucy's bedroom, Lucy, Edmund and Eustace are transported into an ocean in Narnia.
They are rescued by Caspian and Reepicheep, and taken aboard the Dawn Treader, the ship that was featured on the painting. Caspian invites them on a voyage to rescue the seven Lords of Narnia whom his uncle Miraz banished from his kingdom.
They first visit the Lone Islands, where people are sold as slaves. Caspian and Edmund are captured and imprisoned while Lucy and Eustace were sold as slaves. Caspian meets one of the lost lords, who reveals that the slaves who are not sold, are sacrificed to a mysterious green mist. The Dawn Treader crew rescues them, battles the slave traders and reclaims the Lone Islands. The lord, who becomes the new governor, gives Caspian a sword originally given by Aslan from the Golden age.
At another island Lucy is abducted by invisible Dufflepuds who force her to enter the manor of Coriakin, a magician. Lucy finds a book of incantations and recites a visibility spell after discovering different incantations such as beauty and snow. They later meet Coriakin who encourages them to defeat the mist by laying seven swords at Aslan's Table, but warns them that they are all about to be tested. While journeying, Lucy casts the beauty incantation, entering a dream in which she has transformed into Susan. She then finds herself with Edmund and Peter and finds that neither Lucy nor Narnia exist. Aslan reveals himself to Lucy and explains the consequences of self-doubt and that her siblings only know of Narnia because of her.

Plot:8.0/10- A good plot with some good Christian symbolsm.

Action: 7.3/10- A few cool action scenes but not munch else.

Acting: 5.9/10- Not very good acting at all for most of the cast.

Special effects: 8.4/10-The special effects were probably the best part about the movie.

Soundtrack: 7.3/10- Nothing great but overall a good soundtrack.

Comedy: 6/10- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is not a comedy but it did have some funny parts.

Overall: 7.1/10- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a good movie but not as good as the others.

Closing comments: If you liked the other Narnia movies you will like this one.

Recommended for: Fantasy fans, Narnia fans,


  1. Hmmm..I have read the books but never seen the movie.

  2. Personally, I found that Eustace was actually very consistent with the book, and I liked him -- in an infuriating kind of way. The rest of the movie deviates so much from the book that I couldn't enjoy it, with the exception of the ending. Loved that.

  3. Your review is pretty consistent with my view, except for the acting. We all consider Edmund the best of the lot, and Eustace exceeded our expectations. I score the film at... 7.8. (p.s. it's not the filmakers fault Peter and Susan are missing if that's what's bothering you. They're not in the book either.)

  4. @JT/King Valun: I know they weren't book I am not giving it a lower score because of it I just want to note it and I though that Susan and Caspian were kind of flat in their performance.

  5. I'd have to say that I think that Prince Caspian was the best followed by this one.
    The first I think is a bit slow moving and this book wasn't suppose to be a "save the land" movie. It was suppose to be a questing movie.
    I found all the actors played their roles pretty well and Eustace was just the right sort of "spoiled kid" like he is suppose to be in the book.
    Although there was a different sort of plot I still liked it. :)
    Just my opinion.


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