Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Title: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Director: Michael Apted
Writer: Christopher Markus (screenplay) & Stephen McFeely (screenplay) and Michael Petroni
(screenplay) C.S. Lewis (novel)
Starring: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley
Grade: A-

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.

I suppose this will start a trend of me only reviewing "wholesome family movies", we'll see, but is it my fault that I like them?

I never got around to reading the book. I definitely had the opportunity but didn't take it. I hope to read is someday but not soon. I went to see this movie with my friend in 3D. Annnnd I could have done without the 3D. The only things it contributed were making the ocean look closer and more in the foreground I guess, and a headache. I wear glasses and adding ANOTHER pair of glasses on top of that is never enjoyable. Unfortunately we didn't have the option to see it without the 3D.

The movie itself though was amazing. I still can get over how they can make these movies look so wonderful. While I'm watching I feel like I can be a little kid again and really believe that Narnia exists. After the movie was finished I felt sad inside, mostly because I was excited to see the movie but also because this was the last time Edmund and Lucy would be able to see them all.

The acting was great. My friend said the actor that portrayed Eustace wasn't right and hopes that they change him for the next movie. To me, he seemed pretty good. It was nice to see him evolve from an annoyance to someone who that we can all love. All of the actors did a great job and I had no complaints on that front.

Overall I have to say that the movie lived up to my expectations. The graphics were great and the actors were wonderful. Some of the subplot could have used some work. Lucy is awesome, did you have to make her seem shallow? I really want you to see this movie. Really. The movie is pretty darn touching and you won't regret it.


1 comment:

Andrea said...

I liked this movie as well, but it was a lot different than the book. The fact that it took place at sea was pretty cool though. Great review!