Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Digital 3D Movie Reviews
Release Date: Dec 10, 2010
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I was invited to prescreen the Dawn Treader earlier this month in 3D. It is amazing. The 3D, I think, was very effective while not distracting. The storyline has been altered a bit from the book, but it retains the reason for the voyage, the characters, the islands, all in a visually scrumptious tale from the magical land of Narnia. 5/5 stars.
This mivie was awesome from the opening credits. I attended with four children and saw it in 3D. Great storylin. Never lagged. The young cousins character reminded us all of someone in all of our families. Lewis has several great messages to pass along to young people if their are willing to listen.
C.S. Lewis The Voyage of The Dawn Treader premiered Friday December 10th. It is a five star, five popcorn movie to be sure! Fox 2000 Pictures and Walden Media are getting my props for their superb production, special effects and their casting of the actor who played Eustace Scrubb. Please support their wonderful efforts by not going to see it just once but again and again and again.
There is one scene from the film where Lucy, who is now 15 years old, verbalizes an incantation to enable her appearance to change into the woman she most admires. Lucy is now transformed through this magic and the aid of a mirror into the image of her older sister, Susan. What Lucy desired was to grow up and become someone else than who God had meant her to be. Have you ever wanted to become someone else? Have you ever attempted to become that person at any risk or at any cost to your family or friends? The mirror image of Susan begins to fade back into Lucy once again as Aslan, the great Lion, appears in an ethereal wisp of a ghost. Aslan asks Lucy, "Lucy, what have you done child?". Because when she turned into Susan, Lucy ceased to exist and never had been born. Which meant she never would have discovered the wardrobe and the magical land of Narnia in the first place. We all have a purpose in life but the trick is to find out what our purpose is?
I remember a similar figure in a garden many years ago asking Adam and Eve the same type of question "Adam, where are you? Why are you hiding?". When we miss God's mark for our lives, we fall short. To use an archery term we "sin" and miss the target with our arrow. God is light and there is no darkness in him at all. He exists as perfection in all His ways from everlasting to everlasting. Our first reaction when we blow it is to cover it up or hide our mistake from everyone. I say we need to start admitting when we are wrong, when we fail, except the consequences by pulling up our bootstraps and moving forward. It is much simpler to do the job right the first time rather than having to re-think or re-do.
Watching the movie was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. I absolutely loved this film! It is a film you can take the whole family to see. My personal belief is that we need to send a positive message to Hollywood. By showing support and spending our dollars to go see The Voyage of The Dawn Treader we are sending the message that they need to produce more movies of this kind. More movies of this kind would leave a lasting mark on the film industry and have such a positive effect on our society. There are already too many slasher, hateful and violent movies playing on the world screens. All you have to do is to turn on your TV and just watch your evening news channel to get your fill of reality. The world could use more messages of a positive kind. Messages of hope, joy, peace and love! What we need to hear is the good news that there is still hope for the world in which we live.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the third film in the series, but it marks a new beginning. Disney has jumped ship (amazingly, it was costing too much to make the films even for the Mouse House). Fox has come in and brought a considerably smaller budget. It shows. Dawn Treader looks and feels like a free book you find on the table at the front of the library.
Like the Harry Potter films, it's hard to jump into this third chapter in the Narnia story without having seen the previous two films. Let's just say that three kids (one of whom is obnoxious and, surprisingly, one of the best things in the movie) go into a painting and sail around with Prince Caspian going to different places and having adventures. Unlike the Potter movies (which at this point can print their own money), the books don't translate well to film. It doesn't help that there seems to be very little care that went into creating them. The acting is mediocre, the effects bargain basement, and OK, enough with the tacked on 3-D. It'll make fine entertainment for your kids on a Saturday afternoon, but don't expect much more than that.
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