Friday, October 15, 2010

Cinema: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

I’ve just learned that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is coming to the big screen on December 9 – just in time for Christmas. That’s excellent news, as I thought the first two big-screen adaptations were simply brilliant!!

Written in 1950, by C S Lewis, and published in 1952, Lucy and Edmund Pevensie together with their (unloved) cousin Eustace are transported to the magical land of Narnia where they’re reunited with Prince (now King) Caspian. Together they board the ship, the Dawn Treader in search of the Seven Lords, where they encounter old friends – and enemies along the way.

There has always been strong parallels between the Narnia novels and the Bible – in this book the links appear even stronger:

“...there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there…"
- Aslan

No doubt the special effects will be nothing short of eye-popping, and if the film sticks closely to the book, it’ll be a superb film.


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