Sunday, January 23, 2011

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

It's a little late to be plugging the movie now that it's been running for 6 weeks and has dropped out of the top 10, but the Voyage of the Dawn Treader is an excellent movie. The casting is excellent. The new character Eustace is extremely convincing. It was probably more faithful to the book than the previous 2 movies. I think it's my favourite Narnia movie so far even though I would have ranked the book in the middle or toward the end of the pack. If you get a chance it's definitely worth seeing in the Theatre. I plan on owning the DVD.


nickmilos said...

Despite the very compressed nature of the film, it was a good movie.

I'm a HUGE fan of the books, and one who doesn't go to many movies. I didn't read the series until I was an adult.

The dashing, chivalrous Reepicheep inspired me to write a song several years ago, after reading the book. The primary inspiration was Reepicheep's yearning to travel to Aslan's country at the end of the world, a main theme in the book that, unfortunately, was mostly absent from the movie.

I pitched the song, "Eastward," to Twentieth Century Fox hoping they would pick it up as a trailer for the movie... but alas it was not meant to be.

If you’re interested, have a listen here:

Will Poulter was outstanding as Eustace!

Patrick O'Neil said...

Thanks Nick. I will listen to your song.

I thought they did an excellent job with Reepicheep. Early in the movie he was reciting the poem he heard as a child.

I'm looking forward to seeing it again.