Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Brief Dawn Treader Reaction

I saw Voyage of the Dawn Treader a couple nights ago.

Overall I was underwhelmed. It was OK. Better than Caspian, but not as good as Wardrobe.

Eustace was casted perfectly- both as a boy and a dragon. I found Lucy's infatuation with being as beautiful as Susan to be overdone. Caspian was pretty flat as a character. The movie moved swiftly, to the point of not providing enough background information about several characters and places (Coriakin, to name one character only slightly explained as well as various intriguing islands that are given almost no explanation). The main story line was kept intact, however they failed to include some of Reepicheep's most profound lines as he readied to sail toward Aslan's Country. Reep was better in this movie than the previous one, but only slightly. They didn't shy away from Aslan's clear reference to Christ as he said goodbye to Edmund and Lucy, for which I am grateful.


Jim said...

Yeah. Not as bad as it could have been. And the ending was kept intact. But some weird choices otherwise. The green smoke?

Yes on moving too quickly. I like Eustice in the book -- but there was too much Eustice in the movie. And the film lost the new man/old man baptismal image of Eustice's undragoning by Aslan.

Woody Woodward said...

Because of Liam Neeson’s trite comment, suggesting that Aslan was more representative of “Mohammed, Buddha and all the great spiritual leaders and prophets over the centuries” we choose instead to spend our money on “True Grit!” I know John Wayne was not in your “favorite” lists, but Jeff Bridges is incredible in this classic remake. We will wait for Dawn Treader to come out in DVD. By the way, don’t waste your money on “Little Fockers” it was the stupidest movie I have ever seen. Two decent laughs, and I had to keep Cheri from falling asleep.