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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4

Movie review by David Blackwell

113 minutes, rated PG
STUDIO:  20th Century Fox/ Walden Media
Theatrical RELEASE DATE:   12-10-2010

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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