“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” is a film based on the book with the same name by C.S. Lewis. It is the third film from the “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, directed by Michael Apted and produced by the 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The theme of the movie is the fantastic world the characters discover. Even more realistic people will be able to forget their cares and see the world from another perspective, as the film is able to awake the spectator’s desire of living a nice story.
The story tells the adventures that two brothers, Lucy and Edmund, along with their spoilt cousin Eustace, live in a fairy-tale land. Once again the landscapes seem detached from another world. The actors played well their roles, the dialogues having the power to touch the public, even if some ones may consider the film a bit childish. The success ingredients of the movie are the standard ones: thrilling action that kept me quite beside myself all along the film, fine humour, adorable characters that normally do not have the gift of speech (as for example the musketeer mouse Reepicheep). The sound track is also good, the film being even nominated for the “Best Song” (the track “There’s a Place for Us”) at the Golden Globe Awards 2011. As in the case of the other films from this series, I was impressed by the way the characters arrive in Narnia: either by means of a magic wardrobe, disappearing suddenly, or, like in the present case, by means of a painting representing an outstanding ship.
But as no film is perfect, the action is almost predictable in some parts, being not difficult for me to guess what was going to follow. The story is a bit farfetched, representing a classical example of fairy-tale with little connection with the real world.
As a whole it is a good movie and I warmly recommend you to see it, especially if you are a fan of the fantasy or adventures genre.