The Chronicles of Narnia The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie Review

The Chronicles of Narnia The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie Review


This new movie release will undoubtedly be a huge box office success when compared to other new movies this holiday season! Every child around is going to want to see Caspian and the Pevensie Kids in the upcoming movie in the “Chronicales of Narnia” series. It looks like it may do better than earlier Narnia movies and the ancillary marketing is sure to skyrocket as well.

The Witch Queen, played by Tilda Swinton, seems to have enrobed all of Britain in a veil of snow for the London royal premier for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

This third and new movie in the Narnia franchise is in 3D and every special effect possible is trotted out for the audience, including lots of swordfights and dragons that fly. In this one of the holiday season’s new movie releases the youngest Pevensie children take center stage as their brother, played by William Moseley, is busy studying for his exams and their sister, played by Anna Popplewell, is touring America with the elder Pevensies.

These youngest stars have really stolen the spotlight. Georgie Henley plays Lucy and Skandar Keynes plays Edmund. Will Poulter plays their awful cousin Eustace Scrubb and he does a marvelous job of upstaging both Lucy and Edmund.

In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader the Pevensie children enter the magic kingdom by going through the picture of a ship on the wall of their bedroom. It is, of course, the Dawn Treader. Captain Ben Barnes is at the helm. He’s the new King of Narnia and his sidekick is Reepicheep, a swordfighting mouse, who’s voiced by Simon Pegg.

All sorts of things happen on the voyage. There are temptations aplenty. Vanity, power, and gold are to be had and Caspian is seeking the seven Lords of Narnia who have been lost. You’ll see dragons, mermen and mermaids, dwarves, and all sorts of warriors. At one point the ocean even becomes sweet rather than salty!

Asian, the righteous lion, is voiced by Liam Neeson.

Narnia is facing a lot of competition from the new Harry Potter movie but will be appealing to younger children who may be too young to appreciate Harry Potter. There’s something about the dated feel of the Voyage of the Dawn Treader that’s very enchanting. Her Majesty the Queen was probably appreciative!


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