Rating Explanation: for some frightening images and sequences of fantasy action.
Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: A spirited and visually spectacular fantasy adventure, but strictly for the kids.
Added DVD Features: Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Audio commentary by director Michael Apted and producer Mark Johnson.
Georgie Henley ...
Skandar Keynes ...
Ben Barnes ...
Will Poulter ...
Gary Sweet ...
Terry Norris ...
Bruce Spence ...
Tilda Swinton ...
The White Witch
Anna Popplewell ...
William Moseley ...
Shane Rangi ...
Arthur Angel ...
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
This is the third fantasy/adventure in the ongoing series based on the stores by C. S. Lewis, which are a combination of Christian allegory with the childhood
fantasy of escaping reality to a magical land where the children become heroic kings and queens.
The story involves Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy Pevensie (Georgie Henley), who along
with their cousin Eustace (Will Poulter), their royal friend Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) and a warrior
mouse named Reepicheep, find themselves swallowed into a painting and
onto the Dawn Treader. Their mission...on which rests the fate of
Narnia itself...takes the courageous voyagers to mysterious islands and
a river that turns to gold, to fateful confrontations with magical
creatures and sinister enemies and to a reunion with their friend and
protector, the "Great Lion" Aslan (voice of Liam Neeson).
The most interesting element of The Voyage of the Dawn Treaderis
how it deals with Edmundís coming-of-age story and his
anxieties towards both his absent older brother and Prince Caspian, and the ongoing threat posed by his
subconscious desire for the White Witch (Tilda Swinton), the
The British director Michael Apted has made a film that moves along at a much
more satisfying pace than the last adventure Prince Caspian in 2008 but still falls far short of the promise of the first adventure The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobein 2005. This one is definitely aimed at younger audiences. The action is decent
and the film is visually spectacular but the end result is that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
is a passable, but underwhelming entertainment.