Friday, April 8, 2011

Second viewing.

I enjoyed The Voyage of the Dawn Treader so much more the second time around.

That's right- the DVD was released today. Three of my favorite movies releasing within a month of each other (Tangled, Narnia, and HP) is not good on my wallet. :)

When I rambled here, I had just finished rereading the book minutes before seeing the movies in theaters. Every detail of the book was fresh on my mind, and I was frustrated with changes.

I just finished watching the movie. It was amazing. I love the Narnian world so much that there's no way I could dislike the movies. Watching VDT again reminded me of how much I want to reread The Chronicles of Narnia. These stories by C.S. Lewis are a part of my life in a huge way {but I'll write more about that in a later post}.

Some thoughts after a second viewing: Eustace is incredible (though I mentioned that before :). The green mist is still cheesy- there's no getting around that. I love the 40s feel of the Lucy temptation scene (when they play Glen Miller's "In the Mood")! The serpent scene still creeps me out ridiculously. I felt anxious during the whole scene- gnawing at my fingers like I didn't know how things turned out. :) And when you see its sharp ribs/bones/disgustingness? Ew. The ending is perfect in every way.

And again, thank goodness Prince Caspian finally dropped the Inigo Montoya accent!

I bought the 2 DVD set. The special features are okay. The deleted scenes and cast interviews (which were already available for free on iTunes) were the best ones- most of the others are just recaps of the different islands. I was hoping for some bloopers! And it's a little awkward that they packaged the DVD and the special features/ "Explorer Pack" DVD separately. So now I have two VDT DVDs taking up space on my shelf. I wish they had just made it a 2 disc set together like the previous Narnia movies.

In other words, I no longer have a grudge against the changes that they made from the book in the film. I can now watch the movie as just that- a movie, separate from the book. And enjoy it immensely, I must say. :)

So if at all possible, go out and buy it! In the words of Ramandu's daughter: "The fate of Narnia depends on you." If this movie isn't successful, the series (movie-wise) may be over. And that's a sad thought!

Until next time,


  1. I loved the way Edmund stepped out in this movie. No more Peter= Edmund became more of a main character. And I was a fan of that.

  2. Glad to hear this improved upon a second viewing. I'm looking forward to rewatching this a bit more now. :)


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