Dec 18, 2010

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie Review

Dearest Readers,

Yesterday, my friends and I went to see The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Before I watched the movie, I had low expectations that it would be worth watching because Prince Caspian was so horrid {in my opinion}, but I was completely mistaken.
Filled with humor, adventure, and magic, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was an excellent movie production!
Step back into the enchanted land of Narnia once again, joining old friends and new on an epic adventure.
Unlike Prince Caspian, there were no gory wars, thankfully. The director did a wonderful job making the pages of the book become real, and while I watched the movie, I just wanted to step into the screen and join the ship's crew!:) The director did not object tying into the movie what Aslan resembled, whereas the other director for Prince Caspian had hidden Aslan's true identity.
~Old friend's and new~

Although completely not accurate to the book, I certainly would not have changed anything. The director tied in two stories, Dawn Treader and Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis, but they actually worked!
A lesson that can be learned from the movie is this: emotions and temptations that you face daily are stronger wars than any that have been faced in Narnia.

Lucy struggles with vanity and accepting who her true nature is. She thinks that if she were as pretty as her sister Susan, her parents would love her more.

Edmund struggles with thinking he would be a better king than Caspian, and that he deserves a kingdom of his own.

Overall this was an AMAZING movie; however, it was a bit abrupt in the beginning and throughout the whole movie. The quality of it was not as good as some movies I have been watching as well. And there is a very gross {notice not scary} sea serpent closer to the end.

I cried at the ending because *SPOILER ALERT* Lucy and Edmund are not allowed back into Narnia. :( That scene was SO sad, but happy at the same time because they will be back in
The Last Battle.
If you had the opportunity to see the movie, what are your thoughts? Whenever, I watch a Narnia movie I want to basically cry, for we have no way to get into that land, but that glimmer of hope that Narnia is truly a real land can definitely encourage you after watching the Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Love from your fellow Narnian,


  1. I thought VDT was AMAZING but not as good (in my opinion) as Prince Caspian (my favorite) and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe:)

  2. It looks like a neat movie! I have not seen it yet;I hope to soon though!
    Thanks for the review,Grace!!!

    P.S. I mailed your Christmas package yesterday! Let me know when you receive it! :)

  3. I'm glad you think it's good, because I've heard some people say it was horrible and that they changed everything up. I really hope I can watch this one day! :D

  4. We went and watched it Friday for Becca's birthday. They really did a good job, I was truly suprised!
    Apparently they had so many complaints from the viewers and whatnot that they really tried to turn back to the books.
    Course, with what Liem Neeson (the guy that does Aslan's voice) said about Aslan, who knows what will happen with that... ugh.
    Any way, I thought they did a really good job, even if they didn't quite stick to the book completely. ;)
    I am goign to send you an email soon....

    Love, Sarah

  5. How DARE you say that about Prince Caspian! :0 -- :D That one is by FAR my favorite! And although I too enjoyed the Voyage of the Dawntreader, it was probably my least favorite!