December 17th, 2010

piranha - snow queen.

Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

So Narnia.
Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Saw it last night with Jeannie and Sean and Jared (Sean's brother).

It's been several years since I read the book, so while I remember the general gist of it - Caspian's sailing on a boat to far-off islands seeking his father, or something - all the details are pretty fuzzy. I also hadn't seen the preceeding movie since it was in theaters, so I can't remember the changes made between the Prince Caspian movie and its book.

One thing I do like about the movies is that they tend to show a bit more of the kids in the 'real' world. In Dawn Treader we see Edmund attempting to enlist in the army (but failing because he's underage) and Susan 'debuting' in America. (Why she and her brother Peter are in America is one of the fuzzy things I don't remember.)
Oh, and we meet Eustance. Bloody Eustance. He's exactly the way I imagined him, which is good and bad because he is one of the most annoying literary creations I've ever come across.

The film makers added this whole story arc in which Lucy is insecure about her looks because she isn't beautiful like Susan, and she's worried she'll grow up ugly. It makes me want to shake her. "Lucy!" I want to say, "You've ALREADY GROWN UP once. You KNOW what you're going to look like. You'll be PRETTY!" Because, y'know, she was. Will be. Ridiculous.

I wonder if they'll move directly to The Last Battle so that the kids won't be too much older, or if they'll continue on to The Silver Chair next.

PS - Jeannie's obsessed with Caspian now, mostly because of his awesome hair.