Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

I'll have to admit that I was a little nervous when I went to see "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," last weekend with one of my best friends and family, and for more than one reason! The first was just that I've been reading the Narnia books for years, and I was worried about how they'd do on the portrayal. The second? Well…have you ever tried to go to the movies with an almost 3yr old and two 9 month-olds? It's challenging! Fortunately we had 5 adults for the three kids, and we managed to juggle them, and the popcorn, and still enjoy the movie. They went from a handful to peaceful when the little girl went to sleep and the twins discovered a new found love of straws!

The movie itself was a lot of fun. They did get some details wrong, but fortunately I don't have a great memory for details, and it has been a few years since I read the books! They did get quite a few things right though, and that more than made up for the things that bugged me!

May I also say that Prince Caspian is delicious? Good, because he is.

I think one of the things they did a great job with was portraying Eustace. He was an annoying little twerp just like he was supposed to be, but they managed to make you laugh as well as wanting to punch him in the nose! It was a great balance. I'm convinced they did something to his eyebrows to make him more absurd, but I'm not sure how they did it.

All in all it was a great movie. Wonderful visuals, plenty to laugh at, and safe for the whole family, although I really don't recommend taking 9 month olds to the movies, we got lucky! Now I need to go back and watch Prince Caspian. For some reason I never saw it and now that I know how scrumptious he looks…

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen any of the Narnia movies yet, but I kinda want too. They look really well-done! I don't remember if I read the books, so I'd be in the same boat as you.

Yeah, taking little ones to a movie is kinda hard. My dad's cousin took her son to see Cars when he was about 3 and I guess he did well.

On the other end of the spectrum, my mom, her best friend, and I went to see The Time Traveler's Wife. A woman a few seats down from us had her toddler with her. He was restless pretty much the entire movie, and my mom noticed that he kept pointing at the screen during the parts that showed nudity. We complained to the manager and ended up getting free passes. Still, the kid shouldn't have been at a PG-13 movie.