The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
~ Skander Keynes as Edmund Pevensie ~
~ Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie ~
~ Will Poulter as Eustace Scrubb ~
~ Ben Barnes as Caspian X ~
My Review (5 stars):
It's a little different than the first two... the main thing being that Peter and Susan are in America, not England or Narnia with Edmund and Lucy. Then we meet Eustace Clarence Scrubb, who is hilariously portrayed by Will Poulter. Diving into Narnia, these three board the Dawn Treader and reunite with Caspian and Reepicheep. Aw, how wonderful. :)
Why does everyone hate on this movie? I loved it! We have the same Edmund and Lucy, who are even more grown up. But that's to be expected and even anticipated; they have new struggles and little different adventures. Lucy is finally old enough to carry her own sword now, J. Plus we have the all-together entertaining Eustace; Will Poulter did SUCH a good job with him. He was perfect. We go back to Narnia... long waited for! And a lot of the tale takes place on a neat Narnian ship. New and fascinating places are explored. Altogether different concepts are brought up. There's a little more of the magic feeling. Peace has come for the people of Narnia, so there are no big battles; yet there's a mysterious evil out to destroy everything… so there's battles, just a little different from the first two movies.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) explored the whole temptation thing; Enemy whispering lies in your ears that sound like logic; and having to “defeat the darkness inside yourself” to defeat the evil green mist. A pretty cool message overall.
Loved journeying along with Lucy, Edmund, King Caspian, and Reepicheep, as always. Eustace even became a loveable part, :). Then he had to go turn into a dragon... I could have used more time with him as a boy; but... so goes the story. Speaking of that part, the dragon definitely had a computer-made look; but you get over it pretty quickly, at least I did.
I would say Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) wasn't as violent as Prince Caspian (2008), and probably not as intense or gruesome either. Well, we do see a nasty-looking sea serpent near the end. But it probably has more eerie/creepy parts than any of the things above.
It was good to see Edmund and Lucy doing so well together; you know, they don't have Peter and Susan this time. –But their relationship has really strengthened, and they're such a caring brother and sister pair. It's extremely fun to watch Eustace's story, see his redemption, watch him mature and make friends, all that. And Caspian, it was good to see him again, and watch him overcome certain struggles. He's the king now! Anyway, it’s an adventure from beginning to end, with wit and humor, and action and mystery.
The end is so bittersweet, even more so than Prince Caspian (2008). Now its Edmund and Lucy's last time in Narnia, and watching Georgie Henley portray Lucy's grief just makes me want to cry! An altogether beautiful ending though, in a sad way. Aslan's talk was touching and amazing. Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace say good-bye... their actress and actors really just did a superb job. I just loved it. Really great. A wonderful movie in and of itself, but Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) just really leaves you longing to continue the adventure and watch Eustace journey back to Narnia. OH, when is The Silver Chair going to come out??!! :)