More Sneak Peek Reports are Sailing In
A few days ago we reported on InsidePulse.com getting a sneak peek of some footage from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Now, several other websites are posting their reviews of the same footage. We’ve done our best to keep this story spoiler free and only post the reactions of the viewers, but if you want to read the full stories, click on each of the names to go to the full review. Here are some highlights.
I really liked the look of the effects, much better this time around, and director Michael Apted seems to have finally nailed some of the pacing and tonal issues that plagued the series. Plus, who doesn’t want to see a dragon in a movie?
Fans of the series will be pleased, and I think the movie has a legitimate chance to improve on what we’ve seen from the first two films. That said, I only saw 30 minutes, and not in the 3-D format the film will be presented in. So we’ll all have to just sit tight until December 10, 2010 for the final verdict, but I’m cautiously optimistic to see the final product.
The nine clips shown by Fox reveal stronger special effects than the first two films, and a better sense of action, thanks to veteran director Michael Apted. The most jarring change is the voice of the sword-fighting rodent Reepicheep, with Simon Pegg replacing Eddie Izzard.
Fox faces an uphill marketing battle with “Dawn Treader,” which opens Dec. 10 — just one week before an even more-hyped blockbuster, Disney’s “Tron Legacy”.
Recently this reporter got chance to look at several completed scenes from the upcoming release THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA : THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER. From the looks of the half hour of footage screened, this newest installment in the series promises just as much visual splendor and swashbuckling adventure as the previous two films.
The footage is most impressive. The camerawork is solid, the colors pop, and the CGI mixes very well with the live actors. We did not get to view the scenes in 3D, so I can’t give any opinions on how it will look in that process. Although there have been several changes with this entry(Michael Apted replaces Andrew Adamson as director and Fox takes over from Disney ) this film promises to be another entertaining all ages fantasy film.