The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) - Review

ME AND MY LION Georgie Henley and Aslan embark on a new adventure in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage...

The third leg of the big-screen voyage through C.S. Lewis' magical kingdom of Narnia finds the intrepid Pevensie kids Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) sailing with Prince-turned-King Caspian (Ben Barnes) on the Narnian ship the Dawn Treader. They're manning what is essentially a floating goodwill embassy/fighting machine, populated by gnarly human sailors, talking animal sailors, and gnarly, talking, half-human, half-animal sailors. Evil is everywhere — I mean EEE-VILL, as Narnians pronounce it with a Princess Brideflourish. But the light of goodness and thespiritual influence of the sanctified lion Aslan guide Lucy and Edmund. Aslan even has a salutary effect on their priggish cousin Eustace (Will Poulter), a refreshingly horrid little bourgeois British pill unwillingly brought along for the journey. It's only after Eustace survives being turned into a dragon, and especially after he learns humility at the paws of the King of the Beasts, that the lad embraces the world with new compassion and grace. He is then, one might say, reborn.

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