NarniaWeb and the Dawn Treader Movie

The two most important characters on the voyage: Eustace, during his time as a dragon, with Reepicheep the fearless mouse

A lucky writer from got to attend an advance screening of the movie adaptation of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. You can read the review by clicking here. It’s very general, pretty much spoiler-free, but it will whet your appetite for what promises to be a very beautiful and lovely movie. If you are a Narnia or especially a Dawn Treader fan like I am, this review will rev up your anticipation.

Here’s a tasty tidbit:

The final scenes of the film, especially Aslan’s country, are unbelievably good. The parting scene on the beach at Aslan’s Country was very moving. I spoke with one of Walden’s staffers after the show and he said that watching the audience during the final scene was amazing because everyone was wiping away tears as Reepicheep bids farewell. The visuals and dialogue on the beach of Aslan’s Country are some of the most beautiful and moving I’ve ever seen and a perfect emotional climax to the film.

I’m so excited I can hardly stand it! (and remember, the week the movie comes out will also see the release of my new book about the spirituality of the Dawn Treader voyage! Pre-order your copy by clicking here).

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • Ellen N. Duell

    Oh, I have loved the Narnia stories, and am so delighted to see the picture of “Eustace” and Reepicheep!!! Thank you. I will look for the movie. Blessings,
    Ellen Duell

  • Adam Miller

    I found your site via the freshly pressed page. What a treat. I’ve loved several of your articles. Including this one. I’m looking forward to this movie as well, though I’m worried after watching Prince Caspian. Reepicheep is my favorite character.

    • Carl McColman

      Thanks, Adam. I’m worried about the movie, too — I’m going to try to just “be” with the fact that they’ll change the story, and hope that the end result isn’t too hard for me to enjoy. Meanwhile, I hope you’ll consider purchasing my book about The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, called The Lion, the Mouse and the Dawn Treader: Spiritual Lessons from C.S. Lewis’s Narnia.

  • Chris Buckley

    That’s encouraging. The final scene is SO critical in the book, I have been worried the studio might water down the mysticism for mass marketability.

  • Alyss

    I knew a new Narnia movie was coming out this winter but didn’t know which story until just the other day. I got so, so excited when I saw it was The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. It was always my favorite of the books (they fall into a painting! they go on adventures! Reepicheep!!) and I was a bit worried about how they would adapt it. Glad to hear at least some people are happy :)