The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Critic Consensus: Its leisurely, businesslike pace won't win the franchise many new fans, but Voyage of the Dawn Treader restores some of the Narnia franchise's lost luster with strong performances and impressive special effects.
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|Rating:||PG (for some frightening images and sequences of fantasy action)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Michael Apted|
|Written By:||Richard LaGravenese, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Michael Petroni, C.S. Lewis|
|In Theaters:||Dec 10, 2010 Wide|
|On DVD:||Apr 8, 2011|
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as Lucy Pevensie
as Edmund Pevensie
as Eustace Scrubb
as Lord Bern
as Lord Rhoop
as The White Witch
as Susan Pevensie
as Peter Pevensie
as Gael's Mum
as 1st Mate
as Slave Trader
as Intake Officer
as Chief Dufflepud
as Dufflepud #2
as Dufflepud #3
as Dufflepud #4
as Caspian's Father
as Young Man
as Telmarine Sailor
as Slaver #1
as Slaver #2
as Gael's Aunt
as Handsome Soldier
as Pretty Young Nurse
as First Mate
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Critic Reviews for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
It's not a particularly faithful adaptation of C.S. Lewis' original novel, true; but it retains enough of the key themes, and it has a storybook quality that sets it apart from the first two films.
What's been missing from the series since the first film is a strong, memorable adversary.
...rushes from the screen with ambition and color, excitement and thrill, and a relentless sense of optimism that catapults the story and its visuals to striking heights.
A good old-fashioned adventure story, this family-friendly film benefits from several outstanding supporting characters.
The only "Narnia" Chronicle that's a worthy challenger to the far more popular Harry Potter pictures
Audience Reviews for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
This movie has such a great production design that it almost makes me forget how lame the story is. The characters are poorly developed, the plot confusing, drifting from one scene to the next without any cohesion, and the religious allegory is now even more obvious, resorting many times to an "Aslan ex machina" that is really frustrating.
The third part of C.S. Lewis children fantasy novels has only half of the Pevensie kids return to the magic kingdom of Narnia as Prince Caspian, known from part two, requires their help in a search for disappeared lords and abducted slaves. The third human involuntarily joining the adventure is cousin Eustace, an over the top and rather annoying character for the first half of the film. The special effects, production design and locations are top notch, the film looks much better than its predecessors in pretty much every regard. The plot is only somewhat interesting but at least sends the characters to colorful and spectacular locations. The entertaining but somewhat clichéd first half of the film surprisingly comes around in the final act and a really spectacular and fun showdown, the best Narnia film sequence to date. Here, even Eustace finds purpose and redeems himself. The ending is also rather sweet and touching. Kids probably won't be bothered by the rather simplistic dialogs of the first half anyway and enjoy the entire adventure whole-heartedly.
I'd read in my Entertainment Weekly magazine about how boring they (or that editor) thought it was, but I rather enjoyed it start to finish, myself.
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