Cast& Crew: Georgie Henley,Skandar Keynes,Will Poulter,Ben Barnes,Liam Neeson,Simon Pegg Music :David Arnold,Harry Gregson-Williams(themes)
Cinematography: Dante Spinotti
Editing : Rick Shaine
Director : Michael Apted
Producers : Mark Johnson,Andrew Adamson,Philip Steuer,Douglas Gresham
Written by : Christopher Markus,Stephen McFeely,Michael Petroni
Based on :The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
Studio : Walden Media
Distributed by : 20th Century Fox
Running time 115 minutes
Preceded by :Prince Caspian
Followed by : The Silver Chair
Languages : English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Released date : December 3, 2010
Theater Watched : Hollywood, Guntur
Rating: 3 / 5
Narnia -3 Movie review:
Well Coming in to story,Harry Potter fans might look down upon The Chronicles Of Narnia as an enterprise trying to duplicate their success. Despite similarities between the two works (wizardry, magic, heroic children), Narnia has created a niche of its own. After a brilliant start and a weak middle, the third in series — Voyage of the Dawn Treader — brings back the much deserved glory to the franchise. This time, Edmund (Keynes) and Lucy (Henley) are joined by their quirky cousin Eustace (Poulter) as they get sucked into a painting only to find themselves back in their parallel world Narnia where they are royalty. The Dawn Treader is a ship led by King Caspian (Barnes) as it sets sail to find seven magical swords and free an island held captive under an evil spell. The majestic Aslan (Neeson) returns and so does the valiant mouse Reepicheep (Simon Pegg). Together they travel the distance, face adversaries, and eventually battle their innermost fears.
Doesn’t matter if you haven’t read the Narnia Chronicles by CS Lewis. Doesn’t matter if you haven’t seen the earlier sequels too. The third part in the fantasy series holds merit on its own and manages to hold you in your seat with its mix of make-believe, special effects and fairy tale folklore. The fact that the film is in 3D makes it even more inviting for the sword fights, the dragon fires and the choppy sea hits you in your face as you try to keep pace with the Pevensies in their traditional battle of good against evil. Adding fire to their heroics is their whiny, almost offensive cousin Eustace, who grows into an unlikely hero as the danger threatens. His unusual friendship with braveheart Reepicheep is extremely enticing. Of course, we would have loved to have more of the majestic Aslan and the mean White Witch, specially since the brother-sister duo are growing up fast and may not have access to magical, mystical Narnia for long. But we aren’t complaining. Specially since there’s so little of make-believe left in this mundane world.
For its visual appeal and enchanting story, this voyage is definitely worth taking.
Enjoy it while it lasts.