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Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
The Olsson family move into a castle that turns out to be haunted. The kids, with their dim parents oblivious to all the strange things that are happening, are caught in the middle of a big mystery in the centuries old castle.
A team of six contestants enter the maze, where they take part in a series of tests and challenges across four themed zones in order to win time crystals. Those will determine how long they get within the crystal dome at the finale.
Eustace is sent to a horrible school and finds a friend in Jill Pole, who's also running from the bullies and looking for a place to hide. The two of them are magically transported from the garden shed into the magical world of Narnia, where they are entrusted with a task by Aslan: to rescue the king's stolen son, Prince Rilian. Together with Puddleglum the Marshwiggle, they must travel north across the mountains, dodge giants, and journey down into the earth itself to rescue Rilian from the mysterious evil that holds him bound there. Written by
Aslan is a Turkish word meaning Lion. Lewis came up with the name during a trip to Turkey before 1922, where he saw the Sultan's elite guards, called Aslan because of their bravery and loyalty. See more »
I haven't read any of the Narnia books so the only real thing I have to go on is the Disney movies. However, I did watch this because I did find the effects at times unintentionally hilarious but I decided to just watch this the whole way through because of a few reasons, one was that Tom Baker was in it and that I did like the story of the Disney movies so I'd just see right past the rather cheap creature effects (I have to specify creature effects because other things like the set design is actually quite good) and, the story isn't that bad.
The story is that a bullied girl named Jill Pole meets up with the kid from The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (I did have to fill in the blanks for that but aside from that, I think you can generally watch it without the others in mind and get the gist of it) and while running away from the bullies they manage to get themselves in Narnia There Jill is told by Aslan that they have to find Prince Caspian's son Rillian who had been seduced away from Narnia to god knows where by a woman at the same spot where a serpent killed his mother. They must follow four signs to free the prince but with the help of a half man half frog named Puddleglum (Tom Baker).
I'll quickly go down what I didn't like. Well, the effects in places do look cheap, with the exception of Aslan and maybe the centaurs. I do feel that the villain of The Green Witch should have been played with a bit more subtlety because even at the beginning when she directs them to the Giant's City, it's clear that she has villainous intents - the same can be said for the Giants wanting to eat humans and Marsh-wiggles
I mean there I didn't work it out as fast as the Green Witch but
about halfway through I thought "So they offer the kids all they could ever want from a nice bed to sleep on, all the toys they could want and more then enough FOOD" they even say to Jill when she asks to eat something from them that she's growing and needs to be fattened up.
Aside from that I did like the basis of the story and while I did just criticize the acting before the main players actually do a decent enough job. The set design is really good and while some elements are worth criticizing the effort put into it is there. The only real complaint I have with the writing is that at the beginning of the movie with the bullies - all they do to Jill is just chant "POLE!" at her. I was bullied at school and I know that they would have probably done a bit more then just chant her last name over and over without anything else thrown in, I think that thy should have been more realistically written, but aside from that and parts of the acting and writing not being that subtle I don't think I have a single complaint with the story.
I would say that while I haven't read the books, this is an okay watch and I will wait another year to see the remake in 2016 but even so this does have some good things going for it. It's a little hard to explain in the sense that it has it's own charm to it that while some may consider it slow paced I personally don't have that many complaints with the story or the acting from the main players.
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