Film Review: Narnia 3
by Ani Mikaelian
Never before have audiences seen the land of Narnia like this. Back for its third round in theaters, The Chronicles of Narnia series this time tells the story of the two younger Pevensies and how they manage to return to the place they call home without the help of their older brother and sister.
Left with their irritating cousin Eustace Scrubb to accompany them, the two youngest Pevensies (Edmund and Lucy) unconventionally find themselves aboard the ship known as the Dawn Treader. Reunited with the likes of old friends such as Prince Caspian, Reepicheep, and many more animals capable of human speech, this installment manages to provide even more adventure and mystery than the previous two films.
The characters are set on a mission the seven lost Lords of Narnia with a threat of a “green mist” in the midst of their escapades. Through encounters with dwarves, merfolk, and even dragons, the way Narnia is seen this time around has grown far more advanced and clearly depicts the world fanatic readers of the series have been envisioning for so long. Just like its previous films, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is packed with action scenes that leave you on the edge of your seat, clever humor that provides comic relief, as well as moments that will gracefully touch your heart and leave you wanting more.
The cast includes and still isn’t completely made up with Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Will Poulter, Gary Sweet, Simon Pegg, and Liam Neeson. Altogether they leave an impression on you that can’t quite be matched up by any other fantasy take.
Along with a very mystical score thanks to David Arnold, the film would not have its complete chilling feel. To complete the arrangement is a song provided by famous country super-star Carrie Underwood, “There’s a Place For Us,” that is enchantingly whimsical and a perfect fit for the story of Narnia.
Third time is the charm and Narnia proves just this. If you don’t believe it, have a look for yourself since audiences can’t get enough of the Dawn Treader and have kept it showing in theaters!