The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The third movie in the Narnia series is well filmed, well acted and well scripted. Unlike the first two films, its plot strays from the original work – which is understandable, given that it contains, in fact, several somewhat independent stories, and the director’s mission was to link them in a cohesive vision. The acting is excellent, and the roles of Eustache, a pompous little boy with personality problems, and Reepicheep, a mouse who embodies nobility, virtue and courage, stand out in particular. The film is visually spectacular, and the message is timeless and valuable.

The novel is based on Christian themes and allegory and this adaptation doesn’t shy away from these. Take, for example, this Aslan line to Lucy, that summarizes the central message of the entire series:

“In your world, I have another Name. You must learn to know me by it. That was the very reason you were brought to Narnia: that by knowing me here for a little, you may know Me better there.”

Info

  • Original title: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Original language: English
  • Genre: Fatasy
  • Release year: 2010
  • Public: Teenagers, children
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The movie)

Author

Catalin Sturza (PhD., Literature) is a professional writer. In the last fifteen years he published many essays, articles and books - including an extensive study about fantasy literature. A committed connoisseur of G.K. Chesterton's works, he is one of the most important translators of the works of the famous English writer.

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