Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund Penevsie (Skandar
Keynes) are taken back to Narnia (along with their annoying cousin Eustace), and take a voyage on the Dawn Treader
with King Caspian (Ben Barnes). Their mission is to find the lost seven lords with seven magical swords (given to them
to them by Aslan). I know it kinda sounds like Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (wait, wrong movie- back to the review).
They find the swords one by one as they race to stop an evil green mist which is taking people.
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER is a fun adventure. Yet it
doesn't have the depth of characterization of the first two films. I feel Caspian was more of a fleshed out
character in the previous film where I am also missing Susan Pevensie (who is only shown briefly in this film).
Aslan is laid thick as a God type figure and the land where his people are is something you can easily
say might be Heaven. THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER is more of a Christian type film than the first two films.
I do think they lay on the Christian ideology a little too thick this time even if it is cloaked in the mythology of
Narnia. I just felt the first two films could balance the ideas C.S. Lewis brought from his own life as a Christian with the
story of Narnia. I just wish they developed the characters more where Caspian and Reepicheep feel a little less fleshed out this time. Still the VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER is a fun
adventure for the whole family and fantasy fans even though it doesn't match up to the first two films.
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