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The Diva's Review of TCoN: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

 

The Diva's review of 
TCofN Voyage the Dawn Treader(2010)

 


VoDT
Rated; running time of 1 hour and 55 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Fantasy
Written by: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and Michael Petroni, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis
Directed by: Michael Aptedr /> Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Will Poulter, Ben Barnes, Gary Sweet, Bille Brown, Laura Brent, Liam Neeson (voice), Simon Pegg (voice)
Release Date: 12/10/2010



 

WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW.

The Digest

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader begins back in England during World War II. The two younger Pevensie children, Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) are living with their uncle, aunt, and their spoiled and mean cousin, Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter) (although if my name were Eustace Scrubb, I might have a sour disposition too) Meanwhile Susan and Peter have taken up residence in the United States.

While having yet another argument, the children notice a painting and upon gazing at it, the painting comes to life. Before they know what happens, the room is filled with water and they find themselves floating in the oceans of Narnia.

This, of course, is old hat for Lucy and Edmund. But Eustace refuses to believe his own eyes. There is no way he is being bossed around by talking animals out on a ship in the middle of an ocean. There is no way his cousins are High King and Queen of anything. Also surprising is to see is Caspian (Ben Barnes). Now the king they find themselves on his ship The Dawn Treader, and head on a quest to find 7 lords. During the course of their quest, they learn that the 7 Lords carried with them 7 swards and these swords are the only the only things that will stop the spread of evil throughout Narnia. So off they go in search of the missing men, they travel to ends of the earth.

Along the way, they are tempted and challenged in new ways and they have to keep their faith strong to overcome this cunning evil. Looking within will help them tremendously, but is it enough?


The Dish

Well my kids loved it…

Me? Not so much. I remember that amazing battle scene from the first movie. It left me with my jaw hanging open. I remember being absolutely engrossed the tale of the 4 children and the Narnians. This one reminded me of a mediocre Sinbad movie. Yeah I said it. Sinbad. The dialogue was poorly written and the pace of the movie was off. Even the plot was a little wobbly This will probably be regarded as the worse of the franchise and will like fall far short of the box office take as the previous movies. I feel like I wasted about 2 hours of my life to see one or two moderately cool scenes.

But my kids loved it… and the 3D was kinda cool

The Directive

My suggestion is for the parents to drop the kids off at this movie and then shoot down the hall and catch True Grit or Black Swan. Seriously.

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This Voyage was like taking a slow boat to China.


Copyright Kamal "The Diva" Larsuel-Ulbricht, 2010
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