I feel kind of guilty reviewing Voyage of the Dawn Treader since I did not give it my full attention. I watched this video with many distractions in the background, like game two of the Thunder and Mavericks series. I still got a feel for it and am willing to share some insights with you about the third installment of Narnia Movies.
I read the Narnia books when I was young, but I can't remember a thing about any of them now except LWW- (that's hip movie critic lingo for The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe). As a result, I can't complain about this movie not following the book. I know C.S. Lewis is a genius and uses all kinds of symbolism, but I was too tired to search for meaning while I watched this.
The biggest impression this movie made on me was that it was geared towards kids. Wasn't the mouthy rat with a sword the same character as Puss 'N Boots in Shrek minus the accent? I noticed there were some inconsistencies with the special effects. Some of them were great while others were only mediocre.
The cousin in this named Eustace is the most obnoxious kid I have ever seen in a movie and I'm talking Jar Jar Binks level of get on your nerves.
I give Voyage of the Dawn Treader 6.6 stars. I'm sure kids will enjoy it. I'm sorry for the half hearted review. I guess it's time to see a new release movie in the theater that I can get excited about.
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