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.
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
Ramandu's daughter doesn't have a name in the novel, so producer Douglas Gresham gave her one - Lilliandil. See more »
Caspian hands Edmund the torch he had left behind three (Narnian) years earlier and it still works (as shown by Edmund's using it to confuse the sea-serpent in the Island of Darkness fight). Even using the book's one year passing in England, the zinc-carbon batteries in the torch would have been discharged long prior, and also leaked (spoiling the entire torch). Alkaline dry batteries (which could possibly last that long, as inferred from a commercial for the Duracell brand) were not commercially available until the 1950s (the patent for these was filed 1957/10/09, and granted in 1960). See more »
German theatrical version was cut by 76 seconds (primarily the end fight) to secure a "Not under 6" rating. This version was also released on DVD and 2D Blu-ray. However, the 3D Blu-ray release contains the uncut version - in 3D AND 2D. See more »
Why bother adapting a book if you're just going to rewrite the plot???
I was SO looking forward to the Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and was sorely disappointed.
The film felt like they took the original story, chopped it up, then threw it in a blender with seven magical swords and some ridiculous green mist!
While the film stayed true to main themes of the story, much of the character development and purpose to each of the minor island stories was lost. Unfortunately this meant that most of the magic of the story was lost as well.
I gave the film 6 stars due to the redeeming qualities that were the stunning visuals, some excellent acting (notably by Will Poulter as Eustace), and a beautifully executed final scene.
If you haven't read the book, then you may enjoy this film immensely, but if you are a true Narnia fan, don't go in with very high expectations.
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