Sunday, January 16, 2011

Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader



Yesterday afternoon John and I went to see The third Chronicles of Narnia movie: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I don't always claim to entirely understand what's going on in these exciting movies because I never read the books, but I always enjoy the tremendous productions. They have great music, and costumes, and animation. There is something to excite every age group...and both male and female audiences.

We saw it in 3-D, but I think it would have been just as good in 2-D. It is good clean family entertainment, and in our case it provided a fun date for my hubby and I. Since the Christian author C.S. Lewis wrote the books there is symbolic meanings in the characters and plots. We did pick up on much of it in this third installment, and liked how it taught lessons and warnings about desiring beauty, wealth and power...and how what we fear often comes upon us, so we mustn't give in to the desires of the flesh or the draw of evil.

I came away with a feeling that good had overcome evil. (:>) A very satisfying film! So while it is still in the theaters you should go and see it if you haven't done so already. It is good family entertainment!

14 comments:

Karin said...

Glad you enjoyed your special date!! Thanks for the review!

Sarah Robbins said...

Oh I really want to see that! That's my favorite of all the books. Although, we better go see it soon if we want to see it in the theater. I have a feeling theater visits will be few and far between for us pretty soon!

Kristin said...

I've been hearing so much about these movies....I need to see them too! Madison got to see this one with her class on a field trip and she really liked it. Glad you had a great time!

Jenilee said...

we went to see it over Christmas: Jeremy and I... and we LOVED it!

Life Is Crazy Beautiful said...

I really like the movies and think this one was my favorite. I heard their is a documentary called The Narnia Code...heard one person who really liked it, wonder if it's any good?

Your Eldest :)

Grandma Becky said...

I've not seen the new Narnia movie yet. My daughter did though and really liked it. I'm sure we'll see it soon. It is nice to have some good movies out there! God bless!

His Doorkeeper said...

Linda, I just wanted to thank you for the comment on my blog. You truly know suffering through all your losses and I know we are blessed to have not lost our Harper even though we did lose our first grandbaby.

You, having going through all your losses certainly can be such a witness for God's mercy and grace. I'm sure He has used you for His glory. You certainly have been an encourager to Kelly and to me! Thank you, Linda, for letting God use you!
You are a blessing to us!

Holly said...

I've only seen the first one and it was really good!

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nickmilos said...

Excellent review!

Despite the very compressed nature of the film, and some of the other shortcomings you've pointed out, it was a good movie. I most certainly agree that the 3D was unnecessary.

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: www.nickmilos.com/music.htm

Will Poulter was outstanding as Eustace!

Ashley DeLen said...

Linda,

Thank you for the review!! I was wondering if it ended up being as good as the first too! I have the second one from netflix in my hands to watch sometime soon. I'm getting ready!

Have a wonderful day :O)

Ashley DeLen said...

Oh Linda you are so sweet!!! Our house has a lot of work to be done. It really does try to fall down faster than we can fix her up!

Thank you so much for asking about my little girl. She is finally on the mend. She started perking up on Saturday and has been doing a bit better everyday. Today she went to her preschool class!! Hurrah!!! I'm so thankful to the Lord.

Have a wonderful evening. I have to go...the Barbies are calling.... no wait it is my little girl but she's ready to play before bedtime!! Smiles...

Ashley DeLen said...

Linda YOU are so encouraging and I thank you for that :O) Hope you don't get too cold from all this snow...

Deanna said...

Once in awhile I get to see a good movie and that's a nice treat!!!