Monday, December 13, 2010
Voyage of the Dawn Treader
I watched the new film The Chronciles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader this week and I give it a thumbs up. Maybe not up for an Academy Award (well, the theme song "A Place We All Belong" by Carrie Underwood is pretty good!), but certainly worth seeing with family and friends who care about high sea adventure and eternal truths. Great spiritual themes of temptation, valor, giftedness, calling, deep magic, and sehnsucht.
Based on the third volume of C.S. Lewis's widely acclaimed and popular book series, The Chronicles of Narnia, the film is not as good as the book in my view (Aslan's Table is short changed, but the star maiden is beautiful; Eustance being undragonned happens too fast and lacks profundity, but a movie can't capture everything that the author intended)
but the film should absolutely not be missed! Trailer: http://www.narnia.com/
For those, like me, who like to read Narnian theology and the esoteric Lewis, I highly recommend: Planet Narnia by Michael Ward.http://www.planetnarnia.com/
For preview clips and reviews from the C.S. Lewis Society, click here: http://www.lewissociety.org/