December 10, 2010
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I had a thought. What if some of the people on here are actually cast in the movie. If I was in a movie I'd like to see what people say about me. lol
It's very possible, if I were in it I would be all over this site!
Or what if they are looking for new cast members for their new movie so they are looking at us !!! I would Love to be actress
Cool 🙂 I actually want to be a director one day. But I don't think by reading our posts they would be able to see if we are good at anything though. It's not like they know who we are. lol
But we have such good ideas! They should at least look at that!
Neat !! A director is a cool idea. You have such great ideas !!! I know your probably right, but what if !! I bet you two would be great actresses or actors.
I know I want to be in the film buisness and work my way up to a driector. And if they make all of the Narnia movies I would be able to maybe work on the last film 🙂 Because I would have graduated by then.
yay!!! going to go see it next week. i can't wait
Wow !!! Good for you !!! I don"t know when I"ll see it, but I am happy you will. Can you do me a favor please ? When you get back from the movie, could you tell me what it"s like ? Please ? No one has yet. I am dying to find out !!
Hey, Caspian X (love your name by the way) I would be more then welcomed to let you know about the film! I will try and not give you any spoilers though…
If you enjoy films with good morals and principles, you will adore this movie! It has a lot of that. If you enjoy action-packed scenes, you will greatly enjoy the end (and, of course, in between there's a lot of action too) 🙂 However, the "action-packed scene" I am referring to is very WOW. Don't want to tell you any spoilers though! 😉
It's a great movie. The music is beautiful–I was so sad when the movie was over and I had to leave the "theater room". I felt like I was leaving Narnia.
The very end of the film is VERY sad so bring some tissues, or your shirt sleeve or hand will work just fine 😉
Don't expect this film to be like The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe or Prince Caspian–it is not. It's a completely different story, with new music, adventures, and even characters 😉
Hopefully, you can see it soon, Caspian X! And I hope I helped you a little bit!
SPOILER WARNING: I discuss many plot points here, especially in relation to The Green Mist and The White Witch. If you have NOT seen the film yet, please do not continue reading until after you have seen the movie. You have been warned. 😉
“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” is spectacular. Definitely a worthy companion to “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” I loved that the story didn’t shy away from Lewis’s Christian themes. This was a very faith-based film, and I was proud of that. Someone said in a previous review that they broke the films down in the following manner and I think I can basically agree:
LWW was all about finding faith, discovering your faith for the first time
PC was about losing that faith and rediscovering it
Dawn Treader is about staying true to your faith and using the power of your faith to resist temptation.
For indeed, Temptation is all but personified this time around. The Green Mist is, for all intents and purposes, Satan. It is a force of pure evil and I loved that every time one of our heroes was tempted to act against their faith, The Green Mist was somewhere in the scene with them. Whether it showed Lucy the beauty spell or whether it was whisking around in the Goldwater pool. The concept was very eerie because we all are tempted to sin. But this time we visually saw a force tempting these kids. We knew there was an unseen power (Satan?) at work there, though we never saw what it really was. We only saw its agents (The White Witch, The Sea Serpent).
I really liked that the choices of the heroes determined their fate. Satan is very powerful, but in the end, it is the choice of each individual human being that determines things. The devil can never force us to choose the sin. In that way, he is dependent on the outcome of free will. That was perfectly demonstrated here several times. And I say bravo.
Also nicely done was Aslan as Christ. Again, they did not shy away from this at all. Aslan was a merciful teacher. He was displeased with Lucy for giving in to temptation, but he understood that her heart was pure, and he taught her exactly what her error was. Indeed, evil will give us what we think we want, but it will deceive us. Lucy forgot how much she brought to her own family, and The Green Mist was banking that she would forget. So Aslan reminded her with a firm but gentle hand… and Lucy disposed of the spell. Very deep and meaningful scene.
Eustace was great. His transformation both physically and as a human being is beautiful and beautifully done. Very cute dragon. I was struck by how much it oddly resembled Eustace. In the end, cousin Eustace was very heroic and that was wonderful. I shed a few tears. The goodbyes were so touching and bittersweet. Epic win! They did it!
As for The White Witch— I wasn’t really floored by her until the end. The scene after Magician’s Island was really good, but too brief. Honestly, the small bit on the deck of the Dawn Treader looked good, but I felt it was out of character for her. I couldn’t see The White Witch saying “silly boy.” That didn’t hit the right cord with me. I almost think the way Tilda said it in the interview, “I’m always there…forever in your mind,” was a better, more Jadis-like way of saying it. And I think I know the character well enough to make that criticism.
But the end was so SPECTACULAR that it made up for it. “Edmund! What are your trying to prove, Edmund? That you’re a man? I can make you that. I can make you my king and much more. Just take my hand…. Just give in.”
First of all…. This is so much more like it. The White Witch should be seductive. And what about the look in those final shots? The eyes were so captivatingly beautiful and SO GREEN. Here, I felt that yes, the White Witch’s presence was very welcomed. The tension in those final moments, the desperation on her tongue as she said, “Just GIVE IN…” You could hear the desperation in her voice. The Green Mist knew it was out of time. And the final, shrieking “Nooo!” was a nice touch. Made it feel like, yes, they actually defeated whatever power was at work. On a related note, The Sea Serpent’s visual effects were totally upgraded from the trailers. There was a lot more color in the creature, some red, some green. It looked terrifyingly spectacular.
Great movie. There are many changes from the book, but in my opinion, all the important elements from the novel are there–if you let yourself see them. 😉 Remember, the film is BASED on the book by C.S. Lewis. 😉
Is the "Edmund… that you're a man.." line really in there? IDK I just think that sounds corny. Haha, hey what can I say.
I have only seen the movie once thus far, so my memory might not be 100% accurate. 😉
But I definitely do remember a line like "What are you trying to prove, Edmund? That you're a man?" That might not be her exact words, but a similar phrase is definitely said. 😉
I understand it's not for everybody, but I personally loved the line. 😉
What I had a problem with was when she said "In your mind, silly boy." That to me didn't sound quite right.
I hate to say this, but I find VDT to be quite underwhelming in so many ways. I guess I expected far too much given the many plus factors that should have worked for it: a source material so beloved and popular (a favourite for many fans of the books) and one that should have easily translated into an exciting and impressive film version, a new director renowned for coaching his actors into award-worthy performances, a new studio known for giving the world one of the most successful movie franchise. Instead, what we got here is a movie that, while admittedly well-crafted (as far as technical achievements is concerned),disappoints both critically and (horrors!) commercially. The performances were half-baked (save for Will Poulter, so perfect in his role), a shame since the actors involved in the film were the best of the lot from the first two films in the franchise. Skandar Keynes was so good in LWW, but underutilised in PC and again on this one; Ben Barnes never looked so good and has a commanding presence in all the scenes he is in; there was no sign of the precocious and saint-like Lucy so effectively portrayed in the past by Georgie Henley, who seemed to perform self-consciously in this one. It would have also helped if a seasoned actor was asked to play the older characters; the nearest thing to this is Tilda Swinton,in some brief (and I would say, unnecessary)cameos, and the voice talents of Liam Neeson and Simon Pegg.
All of these seemed to be result of the film's troubled genesis: PC's box-office performance probably made the filmmakers to think that a shorter running time will do the trick, yet they never thought twice about making so many drastic deviations from the book (a tact that gave good results in the case of PC, but not in this one, so perfect VDT is as a book). Hiring a new set of writers and editors did not help at all; the pacing was so rushed,some scenes were so brief,others were overly frenetic. The voyage is supposed to took it's toll on the people on board, but in this film, there was nothing that suggests it. And I don't think a smaller budget should've hurt the film creatively; the aspects of the films which leaves much to be desired are in the areas of character exposition and plot details. These wouldn't necessary involve expensive set-ups or special effects. Yes,the dragon and the sea serpent were awesome and impressive,but the wretched idea that was the "Green Mist" was such a stupid thing, it has no place in a story based from C.S. Lewis' imaginative and insightful mind.
My worst fear is that the rest of books in the series might not make it into our cinema screens. A real shame, as these stories would have enriched a wider audience.
Overall, I really enjoyed the movie. I thought it was really action packed and it kept my attention through the whole thing. The visual effects were amazing as well.
There were some parts that seemed a little stupid and the whole "green mist" thing became a bit overwhelming and made me wonder if that was the only thing the movie was about.
I really think Skandar stepped up in this movie. He was so awesome! Throughout, the scene with the sea monster I seriously thought he was going to die.
Georgie was good, but some of her lines were really corny and her performance almost didn't seem realistic (sort of corny.)
Will was awesome. He made for a perfect Eustace!
Ben was great as well. He showed a lot more emotion in this movie than he did in Prince Caspian and his accent was gone (thank god!)
When Eustace showed Edmund the "I am Eustace" I was reminded of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when Tom Riddle has his name spell out, "I am Lord Voldemort."
Besides the corny lines and some stupid parts, I thought this movie was really good! There's a reason why it's the number one movie in America (:
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