Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader - comments from reviewers of the film
- Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Favorable Comments from Reviewers
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Mark Sommer | 12/12/10 | News, Blogs, Narnia News
I received a newsletter from the C.S. Lewis Society of California which
included some quotes from a variety of different reviewers. Here is what is
being said about The Voyage of the Dawn Treader:
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader offers a splendid opportunity for the
Christian community to support an outstanding portrayal of a much-beloved
childrens book written by one of the great culture-shapers of modern times,
Philip Yancey, Editor at Large, ChristianityToday
This is a rip-snorting adventure fantasy for families, especially the
younger members who are not insistent on continuity.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
The themes of redemption and grace are presented in moving and memorable
fashion. Voyage of the Dawn Treader is more than just action-packedits
Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family
We were swept away by this best Narnia yet! With awesome beauty, fierce
adventure and delightf;ul humor, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader rises from
printed page to the 3D screen. This is classic LewisNarnia returns!
Steve Bell, Executive Vice President, Willow Creek Association
This is a film which will resonate deeply . . . . The spiritual content
is what lifts a pure fantasy based on Homers Odyessy into the realm of
allegory of the Christian life. . . . Highly recommended for audiences seven
Catholic Media Review
A worthy challenger to the far more popular Harry Potter pictures.
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is an exciting,
crafted roller coaster ride of holiday entertainment. In many ways, it is one
of the best movies this year. Even so, fans of the book will find that the
story has been changed in significant ways. . . . but it must be noted there
is still a strong faith element, salvation theme and references to the Son of
the Creator of the Universe having another name in our world and Lucy and
Edmund needing to get to know him. . . . in every respect a four star movie,
in terms of entertainment and production values. Whereas the book is
the movie has a focused goal and a classic story arc. The characters are well
developed, the dialogue is brisk, the 3D and special effects are good, and
ending is heart-rending.
Perhaps the best news for Walden is that Dawn Treader proves delightful
enough that it should lead to another Narnia film. Dawn Treader also will
likely inspire those who skipped the second installment to seek it out and
caught up on the story of Caspian (Ben Barnes), who has a big part in the
third film, too.
Eye-popping and entertaining.
New York Post
The really good news is that if youre looking for a thoroughly
family outing this Christmas, you need look no further. This is a delight. I,
for one, loved it: Five out of five shield rating.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader arrives with confidence and bravado
intact. . . . and arguably the most Tolkien-esque of the Narnia books.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a solid sequel that might even surpass
the first entry as the best in the series for some fans. It also bodes well
for the future of this once iffy franchise.
Fox and Waldens Narnia is a reason for Christians everywhere to rejoice
as it lays its foundation firmly back in the faith that has made Lewis books
beloved for generations. The movie gets its message across clearly but still
leaves room for thought and pondering, all while providing great action and
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