Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader gets a trailer.

Having not read any Narnia books past the first one, I have absolutely no idea what this third chapter is about. And frankly, having watched this trailer twice, I still have no idea what it's about. All we know is that the young heroes of the first two chapters return to Narnia for reasons unknown and end up on Prince Caspian's ship, with cameo appearances by the White Witch, Prince Caspian, and Aslan. Fair enough, and it is a little promising that this third picture may involve something different from the usual 'Narnia is being oppressed, lets raise an army and kill the other side' plot. It's a shame that director Andrew Adamson chose not to return. Prince Caspian was a notable improvement from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and it almost seemed like Adamson was knowingly fixing problems with the original film when constructing the sequel. Still, Michael Apted is a fine choice (I rather enjoyed The World is Not Enough), and the paycheck should cover the financing of 56 Up, which should be arriving in 2012. As always, we'll see...

Scott Mendelson


Heather Moore said...

Why wasn't he allowed to return?

Scott Mendelson said...

'allowed' was probably the wrong word. Apparently, even had Prince Caspian been a mega hit, he still was planning on staying aboard as executive producer (which he is still doing). I shall correct my post accordingly.

Beth W. said...

Dude, read the books! You must. Read them to your daughter...even better. Talk about a storyline arc!

My one gripe is...the White Witch needs to go away! They need to get on with the story as's not missing anything.


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