The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the third movie in the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. The kids and I had a chance to sit down and watch this movie on Friday. We had seen The Chronicles of Narnia and my daughter recently watched Prince Caspian so she was excited to see The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
It begins with Edmund, Lucy and their cousin looking at a framed picture on the wall that begins to turn to life. It is a picture of a large boat swaying in the waves. Those waves take on a life of their own and begin pouring into the bedroom when the three quickly find themselves being rescued onto the Dawn Treader by King Caspian.
The cousin, Eustace was not exactly happy about being included in this voyage and shares his opinion and disgust over and over. He’s clumsy and is always getting himself in trouble, land or sea. He despises the little noble mouse named Reepicheep, who is quite comical throughout the movie.
The movie takes many twists and turns as they move from island to island trying to find the 7 magical swords needed to save an island from pure evil and eventually meet up with Aslan. I don’t want to give away the movie so I will stop there.
I was quickly intrigued by the story line early on and I enjoyed the movie from start to finish. There are a few intense moments where both kids had pillows over their faces. It’s PG so please take that in account when watching it. (My kids are 10 and 8.) This is a definite “watch with your kids” movie so that you can explain why this or that is happening. They also liked the movie, even with the intensity.
If you are a Narnia fan, this is a must see! I think the movie has sparked some interest in both of my kids to pick up these books to read.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is available April 8, 2011. ARV $24.99. You can also purchase The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (Single-Disc Edition) from Amazon.com for only $16.99, or on Blu-Ray!
*Tammy received reviewers copy of the above movie – all opinions are her own.