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.
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderDirected byMichael Apted
More imaginative and exciting than the rote PRINCE CASPIAN, the 3rd Narnia film still suffers from the lack of a clear goal and a solid antagonist, as Prince Caspian, Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin Eustace, battle a faceless evil for the future of Narnia. Aslan remains a mostly useless and frustrating character, exposing C.S. Lewis' religious allegories as maddening and illogical rather than inspiring.
Less battle heavy than the first two so feels more to the spirit of the books, like a true rollicking (Christian) adventure. Shame the plot is wafer thin, without a primary antagonist and/or clearly defined goal. The kids are never better, though, and less angst also helps. Bonus star for my precious son Reepicheep and a genuinely moving goodbye sequence. Shame the saga was never continued just as it got watchable.
A sea-bound story for the third film is a good change of location and there are brief moments of excellent fantasy and cinematography here as when a mouse sits on the head on a dragon talking to it, but one of the characters is so extremely obnoxious, annoying and complaining that I want to strangle him ruining most of the film experience.
I liked it, only in that these films keep doing what I expect. Giving life to other wise ridiculous characters in the book. :) I LOVE the book, but a walking talking Aslan is not the best thing for epic fantasy. Felt rushed and contrite this time around, it needed to be longer in length! And everyone felt so hollow that I ended up liking Eustace the best...EUSTACE! ugh.