C. S. Lewis created these wonderful series of books that heightened the imagination with a wonderful imaginary world seeped in christian morality and allegory but , nonetheless, still a fascinating world called Narnia. I enjoyed them and the wonderment of these epic tales of these four siblings transported back and forth to adventures that molded their childhood.
When they became movies, I was not disappointed by the first installment. It was brilliant and it captured the essence of the book. The next installments, including the latest one, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, fails to enrapture the audience in the story. I think it is a better effort than its predecessor but it barely registers beyond it.
The film is beautiful to look at and I saw it in 3D , but it does not make up for the writing and the way the whole story flowed. This is a prime example where the brilliance of the book could not be or was not translated well to the screen. In some ways the 3D became a distraction to the story in that I was more interested in what the next effect was going to be – which meant I was bored with the other parts of the movie.
What is sad is that I wanted this movie to be good and to be even great. The books deserved it.
- Four Reasons Voyage Of The Dawn Treader Missed At The Box Office (cinemablend.com)
- Voyage of Dawn Treader Stormed the Weekend Box Office (screenhead.com)
- Making Narnia “family friendly”… (shannonturlington.com)
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader doesn’t even have funny dufflepuds. (slate.com)
- “Movie Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and related posts (catholicexchange.com)
- 10 Big Differences Between Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader Book And Movie (cinemablend.com)
- Greydanus reviews Voyage of the Dawn Treader (lookingcloser.org)
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie Review – Tepid Fantasy Action Frolic (screenhead.com)
- Why all is well with Narnia (guardian.co.uk)
- “The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader – Review” and related posts (puntabulous.com)