The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

( Movie review )

Rated: PG13
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Running Time: 1 Hour 59 Minutes
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Eddie Izzard, Liam Neeson, Will Poulter

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world. (IMBD)

Verdict: I didn’t watch the previous installment (Prince Caspian) but I thought the first one (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) was way more entertaining and “colourful” than this one. Majority of the plot is set on the sea and small islands with no towns. I also thought that it lacks of characters. Despite all that, the film is still a decent one to be seen. The visuals are stunning and I believe they’re even more significant in 3-D.

Wrong message at the end? (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) So let me get this straight; good people that dies will live in Aslan’s country, thus indirectly indicating that Aslan is god and his so-called country is heaven. Whoever that goes in his country can never turn back. At the ending, Ripeecheep (the damn rat) eagerly goes into Aslan’s country despite still being very much alive. That’s like committing suicide to take a shortcut to the afterlife. So correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t that seem like a very bad influence? (SPOILER ENDS HERE)

Rating: 3 / 5

Invited by:
Tee Wilee of WileeTee.blogspot

Thanks for inviting me to the screening and all the best in your exams =)

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