Michael's Review of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
As a child my second favorite Narnia story, after The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe of course, was The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader. So I was waiting impatiently for this installment of the film series. Unfortunately, all did not go well.
A certain amount of change is expected and acceptable in the translation of a story to film, but this movie went overboard. Although it contains similar events to the story, they were altered and rearranged to the point that it only bears a passing resemblance to C. S. Lewis' vision. I simply could not get into the film because I was constantly being struck by these differences.
As each film gets further and further away from their source, I am afraid that the The Chronicles of Narnia film series is ultimately doomed to failure.
If you feel you must see this film, I would say that as a film it is worth renting at full price - but for Narnia Story fans, I would recommend giving this one a miss. (C)