The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Tread
8 September 2012
Excerpt: Siblings, Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley) are on a journey with cousin Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter). They join King of Narnia, Caspian (Ben Barnes), to rescue seven lost lords and to save Narnia from a corrupting evil that resides on a dark island. Admittedly this reviewer has not seen a single film from the franchise, just as reluctant as I was before with the Potter series.
Summary: The main reason I bought the movie was the 3d bluray effect. I bought me a 3d bluray player and found out later on I also need a 3d hdtv. So I was really disappoint about the outcome. I have to return the player because it's useless. Caution to everybody: Be prepared to invest your money to buy both the 3d hdtv and 3d bluray player for the 3d effect.
Summary: Having the Narnia discs, I found this a 'cute' way to close the storyline. If you have not followed it, then I do not recommend you spend the time or money. Script, IMHO, compared to previous versions, is kinda hokey and lacking. Acting was not up to the previous versions. Like I said - IMHO - cute, nothing special about it, just a way to close the story.
Summary: My purchase was a good value as this item was on sale from walmart.com ... and they delivered it fast ... I was diapointed in the movie though as I should have expected. I loved the written story ... but the movie just did not do the book justice. If you like visual effects ... Disney does a nice job, but if you love the Narnia books, just be aware that they changed some of the sequence of things and added things.
Excerpt: The depth throughout the whole movie was decent and and it provided the greater scenery the better look it deserved. It wasn't anything impressive but the depth is solid throughout the entire film. Audio was pretty good and I have to agree that it does surpass the 3D PQ on this disc. It is often easy to tell that I was converted and not native 3D but its not as worse as Clash of the Titans. A little bit less than a solid release.
Summary: A solid entry in the Narnia franchise, though the film often sacrifices story for action. The characters of Lucy and Edmund fully evolve from the previous two films, and the introduction of Eustace allows a new character to continue with the adventure. This film probably has the best special effects of the three and if there's a time or two you miss parts of the story that C.S. Lewis wrote many years ago, Dawn Treader still entertains well enough.