Reviews and Problems with The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
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A mildly enjoyable but lackluster fantasy back into Narnia:(
8 January 2014
Excerpt: I don’t’ have much of a history with The Chronicles of Narnia franchise. I read parts of “Prince Caspian”, and watched the first two movies, which were co-produced by Disney Co. While I don’t like them nearly as much as ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ & ‘Prince Caspian’ were fun pieces of fantasy adventures, especially ‘Caspian’ which was closer to TLOTR in its more mature tone and detailed Medieval art direction.
Excerpt: The Blu-ray gave me some trouble at first because my player wasn't connected to the internet and it wanted to register or something, but I reset it twice and then it worked normally. Weird system if you ask me. The movie itself is my favorite of the series thus far. Although it continues the tradition of straying from the books, as 'Caspian' did (much to the dismay of adaptation 'purists'), I think, from a strictly cinematic stance, the changes do ultimately pay off with...
Another Narnian Masterpiece? Another Appreciable Blu-Ray.
Caesar Will Rise, blu-ray.com
2 May 2011
Excerpt: I just got finished proclaiming my unyielding love for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe on its page. Here I am, back at it again. After working on Lion and the, if possible, even more mammoth Prince Caspian, Andrew Adamson was ready to pass the baton and the reigns to another director. Michael Apted was the recipient of both.
The Chronicles of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Garth Hyson, blu-ray.com
13 April 2011
Excerpt: I have to say I didn't mind this film. Heard mixed reviews, changing of studios, I was a little afraid to watch this. PQ was very nice and audio was crisp and clean. I think it will be one of those films, even the series that will get better with age. Glad to own this third entry in the series.
Excerpt: Unlike the mega-success of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia series has not captured audiences expectations by storm. They have done good business, but after Prince Caspian under performed Disney decided to dump the franchise and 20th Century Fox picked it up. The third book has now been converted to film and the results are as good as one can expect from a suspended belief frame of mind.
Excerpt: This movie is nice to have in your collection if you have the others. The tone of the film is more like the first one and not as violent as Prince Caspian, due to it's lack of epic battle scenes. The film plods somewhat in it's midsection and suffers from the fact that there is no real villain of the piece. The picture and aud were very good as expected, but it's a shame the movie was not letterboxed like the others.
Summary: Narnia has been the site of mini-vacations I've taken for nearly 40 years. I never say "I'm reading The Chronicles"; I say, "I'm taking a mini-vacation in Narnia." I do the same thing at least once a year in Middle Earth, and, every few years, in Thomas Covenant's The Land. I have read all seven of these books to my daughter. I know these books intimately. I told my daughter that I couldn't imagine a movie of The Dawn Treader.