New Clip: Dragon Attack!

Posted December 8, 2010 2:13 pm by fantasia_kitty

YahooMovies has a new exclusive clip of a dragon “attacking” the Dawn Treader.

What’s really fun is thinking back to a little over a year ago when we were sent video of them filming this scene! If you weren’t around then, you can see our coverage on it here and here.

Thanks to aragorn2 and emijoy for the heads up!

31 Comments For This Story

  • ElementalHowl says:

    He looks so..fake; or cartoon-ish. I don’t really like it..

    • Belle says:

      hmmm, yea..i kinda agree.

    • Samuel the Magnificent says:

      I’m hoping it’s just the bad quality of the video.

    • Griffle says:

      I think it looks good, great even. You have to take into account that the scene takes place in bright sunlight, which is the lighting condition under which it’s hardest to make CGI effects look convincing. This looks really good.

      • wolfloversk says:

        I second this, and although the skin may not seem as real, the blending was better than both LWW and Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real- so I’m not complaining.

      • Fire Fairy says:

        I think it looks amazing as well. I mean, yeah, it might look "cartoonish", but then again, some people complained that the River God in PC looked cartoonish. I think they did a fabulous job, and gave DragonEustace a face that is capable of a lot of emotion and character.

    • skandargirl_95 says:

      that bit WASN’T even in the movie…seriously!but that IS what he really looks like

    • narniafreak says:

      I strongly disagree! There is nothing fake or cartoonish about the look of the dragon. It is excellent!

  • Grant Wilson says:

    amazing clip looks good!!!!!!!

  • Rilian The Disenchanted says:

    It’s looking fantastic. Top notch CGI

  • Ballerina says:

    Um, the dragon looks a little cheap… πŸ™

  • Sugar Mouse says:

    My first thought, when I saw the dragon:

  • FriendOfNarnia2 says:

    Aww! Poor Eustace!

  • Liberty Hoffman says:

    that was SO SO SO epic! amazing! love it!

  • Pepper Darcy says:

    WOW! Wonderful! That’s awesome CG! I can’t wait! Lucy’s acting has really improved… I mean, like a LOT. She looked seriously scared and all! πŸ™‚ Love it!:) Just a few more days! Oh! Can’t wait!

    • Sui-Lun says:

      But then, Gael beside Lucy looks like… acting, because (in the beginning) she looks scared, so she flings herself off the handle and yells at Drainian. Then Dranian looks so shocked and speechless, and suddenly trying to ease into yelling, and suddenly yelling for people to shoot… something doesn’t seem too right to me…

    • Cynical Narnia Fanboy says:

      You going at midnight?? Or Friday night?

  • FriendOfNarnia2 says:

    I honestly was too wrapped up in the scene to care if the dragon looked real or not. This looks like it will be a very fun movie!

  • Shastafan says:

    Ack! Of course a new, cool-sounding clip comes online after I vowed to watch no more clips til I see the movie! Oh, the agony of it all! MUST NOT WATCH CLIP UNTIL AFTER MOVIE! Somebody, HELP! 8(

    • Pepper Darcy says:

      help? Tell us how to help, help help! ( walks off feeling like a talking Narnia dog)

    • Adeona says:

      I will stand with you Shastafan! Together, we will defeat the spoilers! πŸ˜€
      Must Not Watch…

    • Hwin says:

      I am also part of the Not Watching Spoilers Club πŸ˜‰ I just have to wait TWO more days!!!! πŸ˜€

    • Scarlet13 says:

      I’m not watching it either!!!just two days christine, just two days heeeeehooooo*talks to self* to take up time…I dont really like my username….yeah I’ll change it when I’ll get something in my mind other than Narnia. πŸ˜› GO DAWN TREADER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Louloudi the Centaur says:

    Reepicheep, don’t attempt single handed combat with the dragon. What did they tell you, noble mouse?

  • Trufflehunter says:

    Looks amazing! Can’t wait to see it on the big screen!

  • Brisa says:

    i saw this on YM…. i think it’s the first time I’ve ever seen a spoiler before it was on NW….

  • Aragorn2 says:

    I really like this way of introducing the dragon but a few of the shots look pretty poor, namely the shot where he is flying a breathes fire, that looks really, really bad :(.
    I hope it is just unfinished

  • martin the warrior says:

    stupid CG the dragon looks terrible i know people that do media stuff that aren’t even professional that could do better then that.

  • emijoy says:

    Did I hear an airplane sound?

  • NARNIAGIRL says:

    I enjoyed that clip! CGI was okay but i love how they introduce Eustace as a dragon. Can’t wait to see the movie πŸ˜€

  • Liberty Hoffman says:

    ooh, I bet Lucy looked so afraid at the very end when she watches the Dragon fly away because she knows Caspian and Edmund are on the island! πŸ˜€

  • Queen C The Gentle says:

    Isn’t that dragon Eustace?

  • Queen Su says:

    Must not watch…33 hours to go until the midnight showing!!

  • Chrissy says:

    The quality of this scene is really low…the CGI looks fake and the cinematography is poor. The camera is out of focus….doesn’t seem to be telling a story. I feel like I’m watching a really low budget movie.
    I still have better hopes for the overall movie, but I really don’t like this scene….just looks sloppy and not too artistic. OK, maybe I’m being too harsh…..but this scene just isn’t moving me at all.

    • wolfloversk says:

      Well compared to the other two VDT has a really low budget, infact it’s amazing that the other shots look so real. Also there was a change in the types of cameras they used.

    • Warrior 4 Jesus says:

      Chrissy, you must have seen some pretty expensive low-budget movies then. I’m not sure you understand the meaning of ‘low-budget’. The CGI isn’t quite as convincing as I’d hoped either but it’s hardly cheap-looking. I’m sure they spent lots of money and time on it. It’s much harder to make CGI look realistic in the brightly-lit scenes.

  • Michael says:

    The dragon does look a bit cartoonish but the way they display the scene is pretty good. CGI will never be perfect. So overall I say it’s pretty good.

  • stateofgreen says:

    Speculating what might happen…..think the dragon is Eustace and maybe it’s another way of breaking the mast since maybe there isn’t a storm later to do it?

  • The Queen of Narnia says:

    I know Eustace was just turned into a dragon and i would be mad too but why is he trying to kill everbody……
    CGI Really Bad

  • NarnianHarper says:

    Ha ha, clumsy Eustace breaks the mast, not the storm. That’s great!

    • stateofgreen says:

      Well it does "look" like he’s trying to kill everyone, but maybe he’s a bit disoriented?….he broke the mast, guessing he’ll fix it later by bringing that big tree later like he did in the book. ‘course, this looks like another change I might not like.

  • narnian resident says:

    ok, that stupid chopping up in the video makes it hard to watch.
    anyway though, i think the dragon looks great. its just that very first shot of him flying….could be better. but i love it. cant wait to see it (in better quality anyway! Yahoomovies videos are always so choppy and messed up!)

  • narnian resident says:

    i love that Lucy is protecting Gael. very precious. makes me remember how she was always protected by her older siblings, and now its like she’s got a little sister to look after πŸ™‚

  • Starlily says:

    Poor Eustace got nailed by an arrow AND Reepicheep! Poor fella! The CGI isn’t top-notch in some places, I guess, but it doesn’t bother me much. It could be worse. And I don’t really mind the deviation from the book–I guess this works better on screen. It’s only taking it a little farther than in the book. Oh, and I like Drinian. πŸ™‚

  • DanielmyBrother says:

    Did you notice the arm band?

  • RumbbleBuffinTheStrong says:

    Hey, this is unrelated to the story, but where can I buy VTD posters? I really want some for Christmas.

    • Pepper Darcy says: put in Voyage of the Dawn Treader Posters πŸ™‚ They have a few πŸ™‚ at least, last I looked (yesterday) I’ve been haunting that part of Amazon, watching to see if they update their VotDT posters πŸ™‚

  • Shastafan says:

    By the way, Narnia Faith, on the "Narnia Night" page, has some clips as well! I only watched one of them (me and my spoiler diet), but it appears they have more updated shots and such. The first one is a more updated and extended clip of the transition of Narnia, the second shows the Eustace and Reep duel, the third is apparently when Dragon Eustace reveals to the crew who he is, and the fourth appears to be the scene of the sea of the lillies.

    What do you guys think? πŸ˜‰

    • stateofgreen says:

      One has to register in order to download the ZIP files, so I’m not bothering with it. It looks like it’s mainly for pastors and church educators.

      • Shastafan says:

        I get what you’re saying, but actually, I saw these on a preview that’s next to the download button. So, unless they changed it, you’re easily able to watch a bit with the preview. πŸ™‚

      • Fire Fairy says:

        If you click on "preview" it’ll let you see them. πŸ™‚

      • Starlily says:

        *Sigh* The CGI leaves something to be desired, but since I was watching with no sound, I was only paying attention to the visuals. Maybe hearing the dialog would help.
        Poor Eustace! πŸ™ Lucy could have been a little gentler taking the bracelet off! I know I’ll love him as a dragon even if the CGI isn’t perfect. Once I get involved with a character, how they look doesn’t matter so much.
        And there are some good shots as well.

    • Fire Fairy says:

      Thanks, Shastafan! For those of us that love spoilers, this is a gold mine! We definitely get to see a lot more than what we get in other clips, although you can tell that they are still cut short. WARNING: SPOILERS!!! I love Edmund’s counter-rhyme and how he argues with Eustace. Also love Eustace’s initial reaction to Reepicheep. It’s perfect! We’ve already seen all of the duel. I really like the Book of Incantations. The pages are gorgeous! The way Eustace reveals himself is much different from the book, but I think it works cinematically. Besides, the way he picks up Edmund brings much more tension to the story. "Aunt Alberta is NOT going to be pleased."!! Love it πŸ™‚ !! The arm band is huge! And Lucy gets it off! Several changes there, but I think it really works. Wasn’t able to see the last clip for some reason. Thanks again, Shastafan!

  • VFK says:

    Okay, I think this is the old dragon. I think that’s how it

    *SPOILER* died *end spoiler*


  • Lewis Tolkien says:

    Ah, Eustace doesn’t seem to be too smart in this scene. I wonder what’s supposed to be going through his mind? Hard not to feel sorry for the little jerk though.

    I like the bat-like wings they’ve given him. It makes him look more unique. But, yeah, the CGI could use some cleaning up.

    • Starlily says:

      Well, I’m sure being transformed into a dragon was pretty traumatic for Eustace, so I don’t blame him for blundering around. He was probably hoping he could talk to the crew, or that they might recognize him somehow, and he never dreamed they’d try to hurt him. I’m trying to think from his point of view. πŸ™‚

  • Swordebrithil12 says:

    LOL OMG I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING!!!!! About a year ago was when I joined Narniaweb, and I clearly remember how excited I was watching the filming! Though I’m not going to watch this scene until after the movie (but that picture is enough to scare the s**t out of me). πŸ˜€ I remember when I read the release date I was all like "OMG I haven’t even started 6th grade yet and this movie is gonna come out when I’m in 7th!!!". Now, here I am. Just the day after tomorrow…

  • blueRain says:

    I get to see the movie on opening day (Dec. 10 where I live). I’m excited but I’m not expecting too much. DragonEustace looks a little cheap. Maybe it’ll be better in the actual theater. idk.

  • Queen Elizabeth says:

    NO MORE!!!! I’ve pretty much seen the whole movie. They’ve ruined it for me πŸ™

  • Narnian at Heart says:


  • Queen Elizabeth says:

    GUESS WHAT all my Narnia fan buddies. I am so MAD! I don’t get to see VDT until next week!!!! NOOOOOOOOO! My parents are to busy to take me any other time, and they want to see it too πŸ™

  • Kale&Bardon says:

    I think Dragon Eustace looks amazing. I am die hard dragon fan, (mainly the kinda of dragons the Christopher paolini uses) and total Narnia fan. loved this

  • Lord_Bryon says:

    I can’t wait to see this movie, that first dragon roar sounded like a tie-fighter πŸ™‚

  • Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Ah, only Reep. This scene is non-canonical, but depending on the full context, I probably won’t mind.

  • Amelia says:

    Aww, poor Eustace! That would so terrible if people couldn’t recognize you and you couldn’t explain to them. πŸ™

    I think the dragon looks really cool!

  • narnian4ever says:

    this is awesome!! and poor Eustace:(

    I can’t believe the movie in only two days away!!!=D

  • Noogah says:

    Just saw the movie and met Georgie and Skandar.

    It was a great film, and the White Witch is absolutely nothing to be concerned about.

  • Warrior 4 Jesus says:

    Is Eustace’s arm band on the wrong limb? I’m sure it’s meant to be above the elbow on his LEFT arm.

  • REDROBINS007 says:

    I liked it. I am seeing it tonight (UK) and I’m really looking forward to it, after years finally!!! But I like the dragon, I don’t get why people think he looks crap, its a fantasy movie for children and adults of all ages so it doesn’t have to look perfect, its suppose to be a magical, fantastical journey.

    • Manuel says:

      Totally agree. It looks as some people wants to see heads of orcs jumping out from his bodies in a Narnia movie.

  • narnia says:

    salut j’ai Γ©tait voir narnia le mercredi il Γ©tait trop bien mais par contre dans les bande annonces il y a des rΓ©pliques qui n’apparaisse pas dans le film et une personne qui a mis un commentaire sur narnia France a dit que Edmund Γ©tait prisonnier dans un donjon et lors du tournage il serai cache au public enfin bref je n’ai pas vu de donjon ou alors c celui de narrowhen avec caspien .Mais sinon je retournerais le voir en plus avec des billet que la twenty century fox va m’envoyer et des petits cadeau vu que j’ai gagner la croisiΓ¨re qu’il avait organiser .Mais le film Γ©tait trop bien

  • Reepicheep says:

    I saw this when I saw the movie…suck!

  • adamie says:

    The CGI is OK, remember the video quality isn’t that good. Even if it was horrible, that should not be what makes you want to watch the movie.

  • sean says:

    for anyone who has seen the movie already and has knowledge of it can you please tell me a descriptive explanation of peter and susans scenes!!!!!!! im begging you i need to know im not going to be able to get the movie cause my parents banned me… please!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michael says:

    Okay, that was GREAT!!! but now i’m vowing to not watch anymore trailers, they’re gonna spoil the movie too much.

  • Not Of This World says:

    This is off base, but how much money does VDT need to make to do another Narnia?

    • FriendOfNarnia2 says:

      No one knows for sure, but probably somewhere around 150 million domestically and at least 350 worldwide.

  • FrecklefaceJill says:

    I can’t watch it, but I’ll see it tomorrow! For those other Narnia fans out there that are going to see it first day it comes out, have an AWESOME time! πŸ™‚

    VDT Freak

  • Scarlet13 says:

    WILL NOT WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sirsimon says:

    I think he looks great and the scene makes you feel sorry for him.

    I am curious about the transformation scene, has anyone seen it? if so, How did u enjoy it?


    so far the dawn treader has made


  • caskill says:

    j Γ©speres trop que la video est mauvaises car le dragon est tres bizard c est du carton sinon c est bien

  • Twinimage says:

    Not bad for an edited clip. It’s still obvious that it’s edited. Reep says "Right!" as if someone told him to climb the mast. And Lucy’s location changed quite quickly.
    As far as I can see, it’s a pretty ok scene. The books introduction of Dragon Eustace to the rest of the crew is rather tame. So it’s a half decent way of adding action without totally going against the scene.
    Does anyone notice the slow-mo effects that keep appearing in these clips that are being released? Not saying they’re bad, but they feel out of place a bit. Reep taking his sword out of his mouth felt a bit cliche to me.
    But as a whole, not a bad scene and I’m sure it will feel even better in its entirety.

  • Sammie says:

    I could take or leave the dragon, but I love how they approached it: first we see people reacting, then we see a puff of fire, then we see a shadow, then we see a reflection – all before the actual dragon appears. It’s not unlike Reepicheep’s entrace in "PC", in which we see the Telmarines swinging at the (potted!) plants, and then the rustling, and then Caspian falling. It’s a nice buildup.

    Also, with the dragon and the mast – is Reepicheep just trying to get the dragon to let go of the sail before he destroys the mast?

    • Trufflehunter says:

      I believe so. Yeah, the crew and Reepicheep just want Eustace to get off the mast before he breaks it (at the same time, they don’t know it’s him, and are fearing for their lives!)

  • Deboraaa says:

    Omg… if you watch this with Transformers soundtracks it’s sooo freacking coool!!
    But without it…..hmm,nah ! Indeed expected more from it

  • Queen Elizabeth says:

    Does anyone know about any Movie Cons coming to Michigan?

  • Queen Elizabeth says:

    The acting is a little cheesy this time around, not very believable. And the music is so so. The dragon is cool though, but I expected better for the third film. I liked the maturity of Prince Caspian, and this a like a little kid movie to me.

    • aslan's child says:

      i liked it is just the quality and the music im not so sure the two previous films it was so much better.and no offense but i dont like that they put that little girl in the movie, i mean shes cute and all but shes not a very good actress and doesnt fit in the story.i kinda like andrew adamson better cause he made the two previous masterpiece,and this is apted first film.i would’ve be alittle more reasured and plus harry’s music probably would have made the film far better 2 ;).oh well i really cant say anything till tomorrow cant wait, im praying to god it wpnt be disappointing!!!!!!!

  • Mina says:

    Did anyone notice that when Lucy freaks out, and basically holding Gael, that the MLG has a calm/blank expression on her face…

    • Queen Elizabeth says:

      Yes! Did you notice that when Gael turns around to Drinian she pauses for a second at first and then says "Is it the volcano?" like she forgot her line for a second. Same with Lucy.

      • Ballerina says:

        YES, I noticed the same thing. Um, really bad acting, if you ask me. Oh, I hope they didn’t give them a lot of lines; for instance, in Prince Caspian they didn’t have many. But, I’ve read they given them more lines for VDT…so when they can’t act more lines are given to them…ugh.

      • Queen Elizabeth says:

        I think it was just a bad scene for Georgie. Because I thought she did fantastic in LWW, maybe having the film be so much more "important" she was under a lot of stress and tried to hard. And Gael, well, let’s just say she needs more experience.

  • Narnian Meerkat says:

    I likey!!!! The dragon to me looks pretty real. Poor Euestace. . . .Well, Reep, even if you don’t know it, you have your sweet reveng on Eustace now. . .jkjkjkjkjk. Yeah I kinda agree with you Queen Elizabeth, the acting is a little cheezy. . .But not Gary Sweet’s!!!! Mostly Georgie’s. . . .Can’t wait to see this movie! Tomarrow hopefully! πŸ˜€

  • J.G.Heck says:

    I have had some fear about the movie, how good it its. The voyage of the Dawn Treader would be a hard film to make. I personally don’t like the style of the video in this clip as the other two films. The video camera movements weren’t to good and there were a lot more things they could have changed and work on.

  • Queen Elizabeth says:

    Our negative comments are coming for individual clips. I bet when we see the whole thing together and get all into it that we will think differently. πŸ™‚

  • Queen Elizabeth says:

    OH NO!!!!! Major problem! Ok, Edmund is supposed to be 24 in HHB but only 19 in Last Battle. So… which one do they film first? They HAVE to make LB a film.

  • WholeHearted says:

    Ugh… I didn’t like this at all. Why in the world would they throw in a random dragon attack that lends nothing to the story when they already have a dragon and a sea monster in the plot? This makes no sense. And the CG was not too great. Hopefully the good in this movie wil outweigh the bad.

    • sirsimon says:

      what the hell are you talking about?! Eustace isnt attacking the ship! He is trying to get their attention, hes also confused over his transformation.

      Besides, many have called the dragon brilliant, I agree, it looks realistic to me.

      I love the way Will’s facial features were added into the dragon, its so cool

      • KingoftheWood says:

        I couldn’t agree more. Some people are bat-sh.t crazy around here. The dragon lookes straight up amazing! My jaw hit the floor watching it. I was like, where did the film makers find that beautiful dragon?!! and yeah, it’s Eustace as you can clearly see the band around his arm; he’s clearly panicking over his condition and desperate to get his former crew to realize who he really is.

      • sirsimon says:

        thank you kinfgofthewood, its appears you know good things when they appear
        Besides it is amazing CGI for such a low budget of 140 million, I bet you at least a third of the budget was on just CGI and calling this dragon cheesy is stupid!
        I hope you guys understand the complex difficulty in creating a non exsistent creature, that reacts with something that is.

        You can hate the dragon, though I dont see why

  • Queen Elizabeth says:

    All Eustace does is circle around the ship, grab onto it, fall, and fly away. There was no point!

  • fireheart209 says:

    All that runsthrough my mind while watching this is:

    "No Reepicheep, you may not attempt a single combat with it!"

  • em says:

    Woah it’s so weird watching this cos I remember watching them filming it and seeing the just filmed footage on the monitor

  • Gem says:

    Wow, the acting is horrible. Unfortunately, none of the acting, at least Lucy’s, looks very good in the movie. I don’t know if this is Apted’s fault or the actors have lost it. But the CGI effects of the dragon looks good.

    • sirsimon says:

      And yet most if not all the reviews praised Poulter’s portrayal of Eustace, and thought the other cast were great.

      I dont know why the hate is here, two weeks ago everyone was mad and jiggling with excitement, now there is nothing but wtf and baddddddd!!!

      Seriously guys, when you guys make a 140,000,000 dollar film, come and find me, I will be sure to watch it

  • sailor says:

    Wow … some pretty cheap shots in there guys, especially as it appears some of you haven’t seen the whole film!
    Fox thought Apted was good enough (look at his pedigree) and "MR" Apted (a little respect please) thought the acting was good enough. He seems to be more qualified than most of us to judge.
    Seems to me some of you are setting out to find fault …. !!
    Maybe you should just skip the film altogether if it bothers you that much.
    Because if your just setting out to find fault ….. you will.
    Remember … as I have said before the cast do read these comments … and maybe you should remember one of the cast is a 10 year old girl. Perhaps you could learn to be more eloquent in your discussions, and also show a little more grace.
    Just my thoughts.

    • Pepper Darcy says:

      wow. I hadn’t even though of Arabella even seeing these comments. I mean, I’ve always liked her addition. She was so sweet and cute; but I know she aspires to be an actress, and I think it’d break her heart if she thought people hated her addition to the story.

      I saw more of her in a T.V. spot last Saturday and it only confirmed how much I love her addition πŸ™‚

      • sailor says:

        Maybe we should conduct all our conversations as if the person we are talking about is in the room. I know I have made the mistake of NOT doing that more than one on my life πŸ˜‰

  • Pepper Darcy says:

    Gael is so cute, and she goes instantly to Lucy, which is SO sweet! And I thought the dragon looked brilliant. It reminds me of the book! Aw! I just love Gael to pieces! She reminds me of Gwendoleth from my stories!! πŸ™‚

    I think Lucy’s acting has improved… dramatically! πŸ™‚ And I love Ed’s ‘you’ve got to be joking’ line! πŸ™‚ Overall, very excited about that sequence! πŸ™‚ TOMORROW! I can finally say: I’m watching it TOMORROW! πŸ™‚

  • trinity-hawkeye says:

    that was AWESOME!

  • Martha says:

    I am thoroughly disappointed with how the dragon character is carried out in the movie. In the book, Eustace is remorseful. He does not attack anyone. He is helpful to the crew as they rebuild the ship. But what disappoints me most is how he becomes "un-dragon". Aslan scratching in the sand is not exciting or believable. In the book, Eustace tries scratching off layers of skins. When he fails, Aslan uses his paw to scratch deeply into Eustace to take off the dragon skin. This is much more a Christian allegory. That is what the point of the dragon is about.

  • DoomsdayDan says:

    As many have already said, the acting in the third installation really isnt as good as the first and even the second. Also, the storyline really isnt very similar to the book. Not to say that i dont want to see it πŸ˜€ still definitely do

  • Swordebrithil12 says:

    This must’ve been the best clip πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰