Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Last week my family got a chance to screen the new Narnia film, Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Even though I hadn’t posted my official review yet, I blogged, sharing my two cents on the film.

Yesterday we posted our official review here on our Movie Reviews & Quick Q’s page. We also provided you with some discussion questions to dialogue with your kids about the film.

Todd and I were split on this movie. Todd calls it :Theatre Worthy.” I call it merely a “Rental.” I’ll let you read our thoughts and decide for yourselves.

Feel free to post your comments when you see it. I’m curious who you agree with more… me, or Todd.  🙂

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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2 Responses to Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  1. Patrick says:

    Saw it, agreed with your critique ~ enjoyed the article from the 2 of you.
    I was saddened at how the screen writers felt they could put the book out of order like they did — islands out of order, no confromtation with the king at the first island, Eustace as a dragon was not such a hero, and we didn’t even meet Ramandu! And adding the other Pevensie’s was gratuitous.
    Anyway, I did apprecaite the temptation focus in the film and the way it was visualised through green smoke; that was a nice touch. Nonetheless, it left me wanting more over all. My youth [we saw it as a group together last night] also had mixed feelings about it. Those who do not know the books thought it was good, those who know the books had similar critiques as me and Jonathan have expressed. Sadly, Douglas Gresham seems to have failed at leting more of his stepdad’s truth shine through again, even after the new support of Fox and not Disney. I enjoyed the podcast with him last film [number 15] and would like it to happen again if you could…post film release 🙂
    Ultimately, my vote is with Jonathan [even if he is a ManU fan]
    GO TOTTENHAM!

  2. Ha… thanks Patrick. I appreciate your comments (even though you’re a spurs fan). I agree on all points.