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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

by on 2010/12/13

“If it is a distraction for you, I can change forms.”

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The younger Pevensies, Lucy and Edmund, are recalled to Narnia with their difficult cousin, Eustace Scrubb.  They assist Reepicheep and now-King Caspian in locating seven missing envoys.  Braving the Narnian seas in the vessel Dawn Treader, they discover new, more sinister threats requiring their attention.

I appreciate how different this entry feels compared to the earlier ones.  The cast is more focused, the objective is clear, and the playing field is different.  It is a testament to the strength of the adventure that the heavy-handed proselytizing fails to overwhelm it.

The effects are very well rendered, perhaps enough so to frighten younger viewers.  Similarly the slavery scenes may be too much for some.  Still, once you get past the disconnect of Caspian’s altered accent, you should find little else to criticize.

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Please note:  This review is a placeholder “stub” intended for future revision.

Rated PG for frightening scenes and violence

115 minutes

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