Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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Director: Michael Apted

Cast: Ben Barnes

     
 

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Upon returning to Narnia to join Prince Caspian for a voyage on the majestic royal vessel known as The Dawn Treader, Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin Eustace encounter merfolk, dragons, dwarves, and a wandering band of lost warriors. As the edge of the world draws near, their remarkable adventure at sea sails toward an exciting, yet uncertain, conclusion.See more details below

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Upon returning to Narnia to join Prince Caspian for a voyage on the majestic royal vessel known as The Dawn Treader, Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin Eustace encounter merfolk, dragons, dwarves, and a wandering band of lost warriors. As the edge of the world draws near, their remarkable adventure at sea sails toward an exciting, yet uncertain, conclusion.

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It's that time again when all the big fantasy films of the year come out just in time for the holidays. This year the youngest of the Pevensie kids return to the magical world of Narnia in the third installment of the franchise, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, based on the C.S. Lewis classic novels The Chronicles of Narnia. The book itself, which is arguably the fan favorite, poses unique challenges for screenwriters Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, and Michael Petroni. The dialogue is witty and thoughtful in some respects and there's a certain sense of wonder in director Michael Apted's earnest approach to the movie, but the book involves a long seafaring adventure with a vague narrative and no major villain to speak of, so the film version of the story consequently lacks momentum and enough action to keep the audience fully engaged. This time around, Lucy and Edmund (Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes), the youngest of the Pevensie children, go to live with their cousin Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter) while their parents are abroad. The children return to Narnia, which has been at peace for a number of years, through a picture of a ship on choppy waters hanging on the bedroom wall and find themselves on Prince Caspian's ship, the Dawn Treader. Caspian (Ben Barnes) vows to find the seven lost lords of Narnia, while the fearless talking rat Reepicheep (voiced by Simon Pegg) hopes to find Aslan's country beyond the sea. Lucy and Edmund decide to join Caspian on his adventure on the high seas, sailing from island to island and encountering everything from slave traders to magicians to sea monsters. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader really ups the ante as far as special effects for this franchise are concerned. The detail and precision that have gone into creating this world make for exciting, beautiful, and artistic visuals, especially during the climax of the film, in which the crew of the Dawn Treader fights a pretty scary-looking sea monster. However, the pacing seems really off, particularly during the moments in the movie when there should be some action, but the action we do get feels a little off-kilter. Even though the film centers around Edmund and Lucy (and to a lesser extent Prince Caspian), the true protagonist of the movie is their snarky little cousin Eustace, played brilliantly by Will Poulter. Eustace has the most obvious arc in the film, at first spouting indignantly and cowering at every turn, then later evolving into a brave warrior. He undergoes the most obvious and profound changes, both figuratively and literally, and Poulter's take on the character is a joy to watch. Regardless of the popularity of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe -- the first installment of the franchise -- Prince Caspian was met with little enthusiasm. Despite a valiant effort, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader may mark the end of the Narnia franchise, not to mention the fact that it will have to battle with such fantasy behemoths as Harry Potter. Nonetheless, true Narnia fans will surely flock to this film and enjoy the delightful fantasy adventure.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2011
UPC:
0024543740230
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:53:00
Sales rank:
21,795

Special Features

Closed Caption; Narnia:; Deleted scenes; Audio commentary by director Michael Apted and producer Mark Johnson

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Barnes Prince Caspian
Georgie Henley Lucy,Lucy Pevensie
Skandar Keynes Edmond,Edmund Pevensie
Will Poulter Eustace Scrubb,Eustace Clarence Scrubb
Liam Neeson Aslan
Simon Pegg Reepicheep
Tilda Swinton The White Witch
Gary Sweet Drinian
Terry Norris Lord Bern
Bruce Spence Lord Rhoop
Bille Brown Coriakin
Laura Brent Liliandil
Colin Moody Auctioneer
Anna Popplewell Susan Pevensie
William Moseley Peter Pevensie
Shane Rangi Tavros
Arthur Angel Rhince
Arabella Morton Gael
Rachel Blakely Gael's Mum
Steven Rooke Faun
Tony Nixon 1st Mate
David Vallon Slave Trader
Jared Robinsen Intake Officer
Roy Billing Chief Dufflepud
Neil G. Young Dufflepud #2
Greg Poppleton Dufflepud #3
Nicholas Neild Dufflepud #4
Nathaniel Parker Caspian's Father
Daniel Poole Young Man
Mirko Grillini Telmarine Sailor
Ron Kelly Steward
Laurence Coy Photographer
Douglas Gresham Slaver #1
Michael Maguire Slaver #2
Catarina Hebbard Gael's Aunt
Tamati Rangi Minotaur
Lucas Ross Handsome Soldier
Megan Hill Pretty Young Nurse
David Sachet Trader
Ross Price First Mate

Technical Credits
Michael Apted Director
Andrew Adamson Producer
David Arnold Score Composer
Howard Berger Makeup Special Effects
James Boyle Sound/Sound Designer
Paul "Salty" Brincat Sound Mixer
Brian Cox Special Effects Supervisor
Rick Findlater Makeup
Nina Gold Casting
Douglas Gresham Executive Producer
Mark Johnson Producer
Christine King Casting
Cort Kristensen Associate Producer
Christopher Markus Screenwriter
Stephen McFeely Screenwriter
Perry Moore Executive Producer
Karen Murphy Editor
Isis Mussenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Gregory Nicotero Makeup Special Effects
Jeff Okabayashi Asst. Director
Michael Petroni Screenwriter
Mark Robins Editor
Barry Robison Production Designer
Rick Shaine Editor
Dante Spinotti Cinematographer
Philip Steuer Producer
Nigel Stone Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader / Narnia
1. Chapter 1 [4:28]
2. Chapter 2 [3:08]
3. Chapter 3 [4:20]
4. Chapter 4 [3:24]
5. Chapter 5 [4:43]
6. Chapter 6 [7:07]
7. Chapter 7 [5:05]
8. Chapter 8 [4:25]
9. Chapter 9 [3:05]
10. Chapter 10 [2:04]
11. Chapter 11 [3:25]
12. Chapter 12 [2:29]
13. Chapter 13 [5:00]
14. Chapter 14 [5:12]
15. Chapter 15 [3:45]
16. Chapter 16 [3:52]
17. Chapter 17 [2:36]
18. Chapter 18 [2:29]
19. Chapter 19 [6:04]
20. Chapter 20 [3:28]
21. Chapter 21 [3:24]
22. Chapter 22 [4:35]
23. Chapter 23 [4:05]
24. Chapter 24 [2:16]
25. Chapter 25 [1:11]
26. Chapter 26 [2:08]
27. Chapter 27 [2:47]
28. Chapter 28 [4:11]

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