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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

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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.

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Michael Apted

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Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Georgie Henley ... Lucy Pevensie
Skandar Keynes ... Edmund Pevensie
Ben Barnes ... Caspian
Will Poulter ... Eustace Scrubb
Gary Sweet ... Drinian
Terry Norris ... Lord Bern
Bruce Spence ... Lord Rhoop
Bille Brown Bille Brown ... Coriakin
Laura Brent ... Liliandil
Colin Moody ... Auctioneer
Tilda Swinton ... The White Witch
Anna Popplewell ... Susan Pevensie
William Moseley ... Peter Pevensie
Shane Rangi ... Tavros
Arthur Angel ... Rhince
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Lucy and Edmund Pevensie are stranded in Cambridge, living in the house of their obnoxious cousin Eustace, while the grown-ups Susan and Peter are living in the USA with their parents. When a painting of a ship sailing on the sea of Narnia overflows water in their room, Lucy, Edmund and Eustace are transported to the ocean of Narnia and rescued by King Caspian and the crew of the ship The Dawn Treader. Caspian explains that Narnia has been in peace for three years but before he took his throne back, his uncle tried to kill the seven lords of Telmar, who were the closest and most loyal friends of his father. They fled to The Lone Island and no one has ever heard anything about them. Now Caspian is seeking out the lords of Telmar with his Captain Drinian, the talking mouse Reepicheep and his loyal men. Soon, they discover that an evil form of green mist is threatening Narnia and the siblings and their cousin join Caspian in a quest to retrieve the seven swords of the seven lords of ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Return to magic. Return to hope. Return to Narnia. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some frightening images and sequences of fantasy action | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The drawings of the characters during the end credits are the same drawings that appeared in the book. This is a tribute to Pauline Baynes, the series' illustrator, who passed away on August 2, 2008, at the age of 85. See more »

Goofs

In The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Caspian (Ben Barnes) spoke with a pronounced Spanish accent, as did the other Telmarines. In this film, Caspian now speaks with an English accent. This is done purposefully by the filmmakers, who no longer needed to match Caspian's accent to the other Telmarines, so they chose to use the actor's more realistic natural British accent. People's accents change over time in real life as well. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Intake Officer: Are you sure you're eighteen?
Edmund Pevensie: Why? Do I look older?
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Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.108 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Langham Place (Elegie) [London Again (Suite)]
Written by Eric Coates
Performed by New Symphony Orchestra, Eric Coates Conductor
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Splendid adaption if you get over some bad dialogue
30 November 2010 | by theycallmemrglassSee all my reviews

I have watched this film in 3d at a preview screening in London.

First of all, I do not recommend anyone watching this in 3d. It is too dark and the action is just a motion blur. It's dreadful.

As for the film, there is much to enjoy with excellent visual effects, action set pieces (though ruined for me by the 3D) and a couple of stand out characters. But unfortunately there is also much to cringe at in some bouts of terrible dialogue.

The characters of Reepicheep (the kick-ass warrior mouse) and Eustace, (the obnoxious brat cousin) were the most fun with the actor playing Eustace demonstrating excellent comic timing. The relationship between them was funny and touching. And they even brought much needed zest to the action.

But alarmingly, Edmund and Lucy seem to have deteriorated as actors. Some of their emotions are too forced which is a pity. Not sure why, as I would expect them to improve with each film as did the young cast of the Harry Potter movies.

Overall, the story has surprisingly been well adapted considering not a great deal actually happens in the book. But the pacing is good, even though a little episodic. There are much more Christian analogies once again which would please many and irritate others. But I rather like all of the analogies.

I do feel however, that amongst adults, mostly those who enjoyed the Narnia books will enjoy this more than non readers of the books because the story is too bizarre even for a fantasy! But I think most children will enjoy this immensely, regardless if they read the books or not.

With better written dialogue and better handling of the child performances (namely Lucy and Edmund), this could have been a much better film but as its stands its an enjoyable enough entry in this series.

Oh and I will say it again, do not watch this in 3d.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$155,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,005,069, 12 December 2010

Gross USA:

$104,386,950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$415,686,217
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1.78 : 1
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