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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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This movie was good, but not great

  • Dec 13, 2010
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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 a scene where our young heroes are transported to Narnia via a portrait of the ocean on the wall in their bedroom. This scene is neat to look at. There is another scene that involves a fire breathing dragon being turned back into a boy. There is another scene with Georgie Henley, She makes it start snowing after reading a spell from a book.

Georgie Henley shows promise as an actress in her role as Lucy. She is a young teenager now. She struggles to love and accept herself in the movie. This is an interesting theme of the picture. Ben Barnes returns as captain of the dawn treader and newcomer Will Poulter has his moments as cousin Eustace. The casting of this movie is not the problem. The problem is the lack of drama in the picture. I never felt our heroes were in any sense of danger or dread. There is a battle with a sea serpent, but that is about it. I realize that the movie follows the plot of the book, so I wasn't expecting that much physical conflict. I still feel that this picture lacked a sense of drama though.

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review by . March 16, 2011
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review by . December 10, 2010
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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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