For a long time it looked like we may not have seen another Narnia movie. The movie faced many problems in it’s early stages such as budgeting problems and Disney’s dropout of the well-known franchise. The low income of the second installment of the series, Prince Caspian also played a part in the uncertainty. Now, two years after Prince Caspian, 20th Century Fox released The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
I went to the opening night of the third installment, and overall was impressed.
A year after the events of Prince Caspian, the two youngest Pevensies, Edmund and Lucy, are forced to stay with their aunt, uncle and their annoying cousin, Eustace Clarence Scrubb. Lucy and Edmund are transported to Narnia and are delighted to be there. Unfortunately, Eustace was also transported into the fantasy world. They meet an old friend, Prince Caspian, now King Caspian and are brought aboard the Dawn Treader, the first Narnian ship in years. Throughout the movie, the three children, Caspian and the crew of the Dawn Treader face slave traders, a sea serpent and an evil green mist. Ultimately, they must face the evil in themselves and their own personal struggles.
This was a great movie and was much better than it’s predecessor. It may actually be better than the first Narnia movie, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Fans of the books will definitely notice some plot changes, but the whole movie keeps the feel of the book it is based off of alive. The movie was a little fast paced and I think that it could have been better if the characters spent more time on each island. The visual effects were very good considering the budget of the film which was $150 million.
The actors were amazing and I believe that everybody will fall in love with Eustace who is played by Will Poulter and Reepicheep who is voiced by Simon Pegg.
I encourage everyone to take their families and friends to see this great family film. Hopefully we will see another Narnia movie in the future.

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