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

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" is based on third book of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. The first movie adapted from the novels was back in 2005 and was one of the highest grossing films ever. The second movie, "Prince Caspian" which came three years after didn’t do so well. The Chronicles of Narnia are worldwide classics but it is possible that the movie adaptations may not have a huge fan base after all. We’re afraid that since this came a week after the last installment of the Harry Potter series, the third attempt will go unnoticed - not unless it comes out as super great. Let’s see if this third film, available in digital 3D, would be enough to warrant more adaptations in the future. Read on to find what we think.

In England, Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley) are living with their cousin Eustace Scrubb (Will Pouter). The three are arguing when suddenly a painting depicting a Narnian ship at sea pours out water. Soon the room is fully-engulfed with water and the three magically find themselves in Narnia being saved by Caspian (Ben Barnes) aboard the Dawn Treader. Lucy and Edmund find out that Caspian is on a quest to find the seven lords who were banished by his evil uncle. The last known whereabouts of the seven missing men are in the Lone Islands - the farthest any Narnian has ever been. What adventures await Lucy, Edmund and Caspian in the unknown far east of Narnia?

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" is a surprisingly outstanding film and another step forward for the film series. What makes this film so good is the amazing pace of the film. Never does it feel boring because talk is usually interspersed with action and it does it dwell too long in one scene. There are also a lot of twists and turns that will always keep you guessing what's going to happen next. Will Pouter's character, Eustace, adds a new dimension into the film - no thanks to Will being a great performer in this one by properly mixing slapstick maturity with clumsy bravado. Most people think that "The Chronicles of Narnia" is a kiddie-themed experience and we can definitely say that this is not the case. The movie will cross the adults as well. "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" is good, even better than the second movie. We sure hope that there would be more movies from the C.S Lewis's novels.

Rating: 4 and a half reels

Why you should watch it:
- the movie was never boring and the pace was fast and furious
- Eustace, the newest character, was annoying yet lovable at the same time

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- don't pay more money by watching it in 3D. The 3D experience was just so-so



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