The “Voyage” Starts Today

Why is the Mouse smiling?

Today the movie adaptation of C. S. Lewis’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader opens in American theaters. The third of the Chronicles of Narnia, it features a wondrous sea voyage — a quest in which our heroes (King Caspian, Reepicheep the Mouse, and the English schoolchildren Lucy, Edmund and Eustace) seek the seven Lost Lords of Narnia — but also seek the very end of the world, beyond which lies Aslan’s country itself.

Okay, so they’ve changed the story somewhat. And granted, the movie so far is getting mixed reviews. But the consensus of the reviews I’ve seen seem to indicate that it is a step up from the last Narnia movie, Prince Caspian. It may not be a great movie, but I suspect it will be perfectly enjoyable, and of course, the source material is wonderful.

So go see it. We’re going tonight. I’ll write about more about it at some point over the weekend.

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