The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – Review

 

This visual feast hits cinema screens on December 10th and doesn’t disappoint for a Christmas treat. It’s a film that justifies the 3D glasses and oozes fantastical scenery on every inch of the big screen.

The story is a continuation of the C. S. Lewis adaptations from the well loved Narnia books, this being the third. Children Lucy and Edmund are transported into a painting and onto a Narnian ship, the Dawn Treader. Their vile, spoilt cousin Eustice accompanies them and he delivers some of the best lines in the first few scenes. Aboard they are reunited with Prince Caspian and their warrior mouse friend Reepicheep. Their mission is to find the seven swords of seven lords which turns out to be no mean feat. If they fail, Narnia as we know it will be doomed! You are taken on a magical journey through high seas and to mysterious islands with strange inhabitants.

It’s a beautiful film to watch. It’s exhilarating, fun and yet has touching moments which allow you to see the vulnerability of the characters. It’s perfectly possible to watch this film without having seen the previous films or having read the books. It’s an epic film in its own right.

At 113 minutes this is longer than most childrens films but as the action starts within minutes and keeps going until the credits roll there’s enough to hold everyones attention. There are some pretty frightening scenes so take a big bucket of popcorn for the little ones to hide behind!

Go see it and rediscover your inner child!

 

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