Monday, January 3

Film: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Click for more info

I was so underwhelmed by the first Chronicle that I didn't make much of an effort to watch the second, Prince Caspian, on the big screen. I did eventually watch it on television, and I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed it. In any case it was enough to prompt me to watch the third film in the cinema - more so seeing as The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was my favourite book of the series. There's just something about travelling to the edge of the world that turns me on.

But what of the film? Well in terms of enjoyment it ranks somewhere between the last two films. Admittedly it was pretty faithful in terms of the major events, but there was something rushed, something shallow, about the whole deal which made the ending a little anti-climatic. There was zero character development (well apart from the obvious one), and the whole thing seemed like it was a chore or burden to make. I'll ignore the 3D for now (except to say that, as usual, it was an irrelevance).

That said, I wasn't as disappointed as I was with Wardrobe. Either way I can't quite bring myself to recommend this for a cinema viewing, so instead I'll say that it absolutely does at least deserve a watch at home.