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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Michael Apted's 2010 fantasy film and the second sequel in the Narnia film series.

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  • Dec 22, 2010
The third film in The Chronicles of Narnia is a departure from its previous installments. The series has a new director and a new studio. This means that there is a distinct shift in focus from action and visual effects to adventure and characterization. Despite numerous deviations from C.S. Lewis' novel, I really enjoyed the third Narnia film and found this to be a great improvement over 2008's Prince Caspian. The director and screenwriters have wisely chosen to abridge the novel and modify its storyline from its initial episodic nature to form a more linear and character-driven narrative. The end result is a fun adventure film that restores the whimsy, humor, and moral values that are present in the books as well as in the first film.
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December 23, 2010
meh. I know you liked the Narnia books but I didn't like this one at all. I thought the 2nd film was better albeit a deviation from the source material, but this was just fair to me. Perhaps I am just not a fan of family movies, since I find them misleadingly safe and rather stereotypical.
December 23, 2010
It's meant to be. The last one was a big disappointment between all that they left out, all that they added in and changed, and frankly, the acting was bad. With this one, they brought the series back to its roots and made it more lighthearted, which it needed to be.
December 23, 2010
My friends told me that this was a better adaptation but then they also had mixed feelings about it. I dunno, I can't even remember if I finished reading the 2nd book. I don't mind a little change, as long as it improves for the big screen. I guess this just wasn't my thing.
 
December 22, 2010
A fresh take, eh?
December 22, 2010
Sort of. There's not much here that hasn't been seen in other fantasy films, but at least this film returns to its more light-hearted, family-orientated roots. I was also glad that Ben Barnes, the actor who plays Caspian, dropped his God-awful Greek accent from the last film. In fact, it was quite amusing to see how different his portrayal was from that film when compared to this one. You taking the grand kids to this one?
December 22, 2010
I'm not even sure if they've seen the first two.
December 23, 2010
Really?
December 23, 2010
Yeah. It's not their kind of film. Alex doesn't even like movies that much.
 
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review by . December 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
2 ½ Stars: Beautiful Film With An UnderWhelming Delivery...
It has been many years since I’ve read the first “Narnia” book; and I honestly cannot say whether I’ve read the second or third books since then. Well, quite honestly, I never became such a big fan of the books or the film. I thought they were decent films with gorgeous set designs and CGI effects that bring the fantasy world to life. This third installment “Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” does try to re-vitalize the franchise after the much …
review by . January 04, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I have never read The Chronicles of Narnia but after watching The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, I considered myself a fan all the same, for I was enchanted by the world of Narnia. Though Prince Caspian, the second installment in the film franchise, was no where near as captivating as the first, it did not dampen my enthusiasm for the stories of Narnia, and so when I sat down in the theatre for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader with my 3D glasses on and popcorn (already in my mouth), I was anticipating …
review by . December 28, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A Solid Fantasy That Steadies The Franchise's Course
Despite all of the unnecessary additions made to Disney's adaptation of C.S. Lewis' wonderful Prince Caspian, I enjoyed that film quite a bit.  I personally believe that the alterations made to some of the characters, specifically Peter, took away from the overall feel of the film.      When I learned that Disney had dumped the franchise after Prince Caspian's poor (at least to them) performance, I was actually quite happy.  I enjoy many of Disney's …
review by . December 13, 2010
The Chronicles Of Narnia- The Voyage Of Dawn Treader is a good movie but not a great one. It is actually the third book of CS Lewis Narnia series of books that has been made into a movie. The first was The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe and the second was Prince Caspian from a couple of years ago. Michael Apted directs this third film. There are some shots in this movie that are absolutely incredible.    The visual aspect of the film is the strongest thing about it. There is …
review by . December 10, 2010
This is a Voyage Worth Taking.
Just in time for the holidays, the third chapter in the highly successful Narnia series sails onto big screens with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley reprise their roles as Edmund and Lucy Pevensie. The film opens in England during World War II and focuses the young siblings are waiting out the war with relatives, while their older siblings are across the Atlantic in America. Constantly berated and harassed by their cousin Eustace, played with convincing brattiness …
review by . December 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
So there I was, sitting in my seat at the theater awaiting the start of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” the third film in the series. As I tore open the plastic bag containing a set of 3D glasses, I came to a worrying realization: Although I remembered greatly enjoying the previous “Narnia” film, “Prince Caspian,” I had by now forgotten just about everything concerning the plot and the characters. Would that mean I would be lost watching …
review by . January 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
'Voyage of the Dawn Treader' Somewhat Miraculously Gives Us the Best of Both Worlds
I should get my biases out of the way:  I am a big 'Narnia' fan, both of the books, and, so far, of the movies.  The best measuring stick that the latter is up to par as a medium is to determine whether or not the celluloid versions provide a fluid and engaging adventure, and, if the movie offering retains a good measure of charm the books elicit.      Now for 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,' there seemed to be plenty of both.  'Prince …
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is an upcoming 3D fantasy-adventure film based on The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the third published novel in C.S. Lewis's epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. It is third in The Chronicles of Narnia film series from Walden Media. It will be distributed by 20th Century Fox, the first in the series not to be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and the first to be released in 3D.

 The two younger Pevensies, Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley), are staying with their cousin Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter). They find themselves drawn into a painting of an old ship, where they join the new King of Narnia, King Caspian (Ben Barnes).

The film will premiere on November 30, 2010 in Digital 3D at the Royal Film Performance and will have its wide theatrical release in traditional 2D, RealD 3D and Digital 3D in the United States on December 10, 2010.
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Director: Michael Apted
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Release Date: December 10, 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
Runtime: 115 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox, Walden Media
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