The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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"Return to magic. Return to hope. Return to Narnia."
  • PG
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 53 min
  • 6.3  (163,033)
  • 53

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a 2010 fantasy adventure film based on the novel of the same name by C.S. Lewis. The movie is directed by Michael Apted and stars Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, and Georgie Henley, reprising their roles as King Caspian, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie respectively. The movie opens with the three Pevensie siblings living in different parts of British society during World War II, with Lucy staying with her annoying cousin Eustace Scrubb. The adventure begins when the three are magically transported to the world of Narnia via a painting hanging on the wall in Eustace's bedroom. They find themselves onboard the Dawn Treader, the royal ship of Narnia, which is on a mission to find the seven lost Lords of Narnia.

As the ship sets sail, the children meet up with King Caspian, who they helped to regain his throne in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. The King informs them that the ship's mission is to find the seven Lords of Narnia, who were banished by Caspian's uncle Miraz. Edmund and Lucy eagerly agree to help Caspian on his quest and Eustace unwantingly gets caught up in the adventure.

The voyage to the Lone Islands is fraught with danger as they encounter sea monsters and slave traders. When they finally reach the islands, they discover that one of the lost Lords, Lord Bern, has been captured by slave traders. The crew frees the Lord and sets sail once more.

On their quest, the trio and the crew encounter several fantastical creatures such as dragons, sea serpents, and invisible spirits. At one point, Lucy is tempted by a powerful spell that would make her beautiful like her sister Susan, causing her to have an identity crisis. She's reminded that who she is defines her character and that she doesn't need to change who she is to be happy.

Along the way, Eustace, who was initially caught in his cousin's shadow, undergoes a transformation from being a selfish and complacent young boy into a brave and selfless one. He's initially shown as being awkward and an outsider but slowly becomes part of the crew as he gains their acceptance by proving his worth.

As the voyage progresses, they encounter the Green Mist that threatens to consume everything in its path. It is revealed that the Mist is created by the enchantress Jadis, the same Witch from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Jadis emerges from the Mist to tempt Edmund to join her, but he refuses. The final climax occurs when they reach Dark Island, which turns out to be a place of nightmares created by their own fears. Each of them must face their deepest fears in order to destroy the evil spell that Jadis has placed on the Island.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a visually stunning movie with great special effects that bring Narnia to life. As in previous movies, the acting is strong, with the young actors portraying their characters with emotional depth and poignancy. The movie was filmed in Australia and included real fun filming experiences for the actors, such as riding on a huge blue screen-sea creature.

The story is well-written and follows the book, with only minor changes made to the plot to make it more cinematic, such as adding the Green Mist and connecting it to the Witch Jadis. The movie also stays true to the overall themes of the Narnia series, such as facing your fears, standing up for what's right, and redemption of the soul.

Overall, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is an entertaining and enjoyable movie that will captivate both children and adults. The adventure is full of action, danger, and suspense, but it also includes moments of introspection and self-discovery that make it a fulfilling experience. It is a great continuation of the Narnia series and a must-watch for fans of the books or the previous movies.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a 2010 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 53 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 53.

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  • Release Date
    2010
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 53 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (163,033)
  • Metascore
    53