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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) (Bilingual)
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Return to the magic and wonder of C. S. Lewis' epic world in this third installment of the beloved Chronicles of Narnia fantasy-adventure series.
When Lucy and Edmund Pensive, along with their cousin Eustace, are swallowed into a painting and transported back to Narnia, they join King Caspian and a noble mouse named Reepicheep aboard the magnificent ship The Dawn Treader. The courageous voyagers travel to mysterious islands, confront mystical creatures, and reunite with the Great Lion Aslan and a mission that will determine the fate of Narnia itself!
Audio: English: 5.1 DTS HD-Master Audio / Spanish: 5.1 Dolby Digital / French: 5.1 Dolby DigitalLanguage: Dubbed: English, French and Spanish / Subtitled: English, French and SpanishTheatrical Aspect Ratio: Widescreen: 1.78:1
Disc 1: Theatrical Feature Blu-rayDawn Treader
The Dark Island
Disc 2: Theatrical Feature DVD
Disc 3: Digital Copy
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If The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was cautious and Prince Caspian grim, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is, quite simply, fun'a cinematic adventure that retains the spirit (both literarily and theologically) of Lewis' original treasure. It even, incredibly, gives audiences a hint of his humor. As such, it is without question the best of the series so far.
It's far from a slavish reproduction, mind you: Fans of the novel will find that the filmmakers took license at times. But the result is just a mouse hair short of wonderful. Dawn Treader is a classic children's adventure in the vein of Treasure Island, Swiss Family Robinson or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory that takes audiences to a fantastic place and gives them the license to imagine themselves in it. While some movies can stifle creativity'smothering imagination under a blanket of CGI and storytelling orthodoxy'Dawn Treader encourages it. Had I seen this film when I was 8, I would've likely gone home and turned the living room into the Dawn Treader's deck, filled with sofa cushion battlements and sails made from sheets.
Before this film, I think the cinematic Narnia series was a little like Lucy, looking enviously at big-sister Susan. Maybe it was trying too hard to be the next Lord of the Rings or aspire to Harry Potter-level success. It worked so hard to be literary and spectacular that, just maybe, it forgot what the Narnia books were at their core: children's stories. Meaningful stories, yes. Good stories, absolutely, filled with allegorical heft and layers of meaning ' but at their core, they're meant to be fun.
Dawn Treader found the fun.Read more ›
So guess what happens in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," which takes the battle between good (Aslan) and evil (green mist) to the high seas. The first half of the movie is rather choppy and rushed, but the second half blossoms into a solid adventure yarn with sorcerers, dragons and a nameless evil lurking near the end of the world.
Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) have been sent to stay with their relatives, including their noxious cousin Eustace (Will Poulter). But then a mysterious painting whisks them into Narnia -- right next to a Narnian ship, the Dawn Treader. King Caspian (Ben Barnes) is on a quest to retrieve seven exiled Narnian lords (and their enchanted swords).
But they soon find that something is spreading through the Lone Islands -- a malevolent green mist that begins to mess with the Dawn Treader's crew. The only way to defeat it is to lay the swords on the table of Aslan (Liam Neeson). They must grapple with some terrible obstacles -- slavers, magical water, invisible foes and cursed treasure that causes a horrifying transformation in Eustace -- if they have any chance of victory...
"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" is one of those movies that requires patience. The first half is kind of choppy -- we're given a string of episodic subplots that usually end pretty quickly, and which are pretty rushed (the whole slavery-island thing takes about TEN MINUTES!). I don't blame director Michael Apted, though, since C.S. Lewis' book was even MORE episodic.
However, the movie becomes smoother and more streamlined in the second half.Read more ›
Having read the book the movie was based on about a year ago, it is great to see that they stayed relatively true to C.S. Lewis's novel. I love the continuity of the stories and how they are keeping the same actors. The age difference with Caspian since Prince Caspian is adequate. They did a great job with Eustace growing tremendously. I seriously wondered how Eustace at the beginning could become a better boy, but they did a great job and I'm excited to see him again in the next (hopefully).
If you've liked the other Narnia movies based on the books, this one will not disappoint. The few deviations from the novel that I could spot were acceptable and did not alter the story as much as other movies based on novels. A great investment!
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Un bon film, je vous le recommande
Vous pouvez les appliquer chaque jour
It is a very good movie, though I liked the first one the best. I didn't like the second one much, there was too much fighting scenes in it.Published 14 months ago by Chicky
The Chronicles of Narnia in book form are a perennial favourite with me, my children, and my grandchildren. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jane Esquivel