After the hectic activity in the garden, we chilled out to this recently released Blu-ray DVD. It was one of the few Narnia books I hadn’t read, so I was looking forward to this production, although I had read somewhere that the storyline didn’t stick to the original book*.
OK, so it was full of excellent special effects and every scene was full of action – but, it certainly didn’t have the magic of the first film in the series and for me, it just seemed like a series of dramatic scenes linked by the theme of them all being on the ship – the Dawn Treader.
Having never read the book, I wasn’t sure how much of a part Reepicheep the valiant mouse had, but in the film he seemed to be the central character – I always worry when CGI takes priority over human actors!
All-in-all then, if you just wanted an easy film full of sfx and the obligatory CGI, then this film will tick all the boxes, but for me, maybe I set my expectations too high and it all seemed just a little dull!
* I just read online that it was pretty close to the book!
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