Ok, enough about me-on to the review!
When I first heard through NarniaWeb that a new version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was being made, I thought “Oh, this should be good!” Then, I heard that Andrew Adamson, who directed the first two would be producing and not directing (yes, there is a difference), I was like, “Oh, pooh!” As time went on, I read and watched several interviews that gave me mixed feelings about this movie. I liked that would be a bit more action and a subplot, but was not happy about some of the alterations.
(Such as the White Witch being showing up again)
A few things I liked about the movie:
Lilliandil, a.k.a. Ramandu’s daughter, was just lovely in this film. She was the Dawn Treader’s “guide” as the blue star.
I thought they did a wonderful job with the whole Lucy being envious of Susan.
Eustace’s being a dragon was a wonderful illustration of our need of God to create a new heart within us.
And, of course, ASLAN!! The end was, without a doubt, my favorite. Aslan’s telling Lucy and Edmund that their time in Narnia was so they might know Him better in our world was so touching.
Now, for some things I didn’t like so much:
The Sea Serpent- I really thought they went a little over-board with this whole battle scene. Call me a stickler, but I’d really hoped they would stay a little closer to the book.
(very ugly and frightening)
And the evil green mist. VERY interesting twist they put in here.
I think that’s about it for the pros/cons for me. Hope you all enjoyed it
Overall rating: 8.5
Opinion: Very good, but could have been just a little better
I don’t really think little ones (5 & under) should
watch it w/o parents around.
Length: A little over 2 hours