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C.O.N Voyage of the Dawn Treader comes to DVD!

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If you missed it while it was in the theaters, the third installment of the Chronicles of Narnia is finally coming out on DVD – just when I was beginning to lose hope that it ever would.

Available for Pre-Order, or on its release date 04/08/2011, its certainly a worthwhile movie to have in your collection, if you enjoyed its predecessors.

Be sure to check out my review on the series to see if it suits your fancy!

Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Review

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DP Bonus: The Roar of a Lion

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Yesterday, the DailyPost topic caught my eye – in particular, the bonus question: What is a sound you’ve never heard, that you hope to hear someday?

Aslan

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As the topic of this post suggests – I would like to hear the roar of a lion… either in a zoo or from a safe distance in the wild of course! I’ve always found lions to be particularly amazing animals, what with their flowing manes that reflect the golden rays of the sun, and their fearless composure – acting like true “Kings of the Jungle.” It’s no wonder literary characters such as Aslan (who is intended to be the “Lion of Judah“) draw such attention to themselves, even in very short intervals, it’s simply spectacular – just take a look at the dramatic presence Aslan held in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

AW Classifications

Books in the Douglasville, Georgia Borders store.

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Lately I’ve been wondering how I may organize all my posts. There’s so many topics, that individual pages would be chaotic. As a result, I’ve started using WordPress’s Category option. I’ve classified nearly all my posts (which I deem  “readworthy”) via this option.

To avoid any confusion, I provide below a description of some of my top, or less explanatory, categories:

-Uncategorized: Default, everything was uncategorized before I started adding additional specifications.

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-Good Eats: Great food or drink I’ve found, and decided to review!

-Culinary Arts: Unlike “Good Eats,” culinary arts typically has to do with the actual art of cooking.

-Christianity: Contains content relative to Christianity, such as Chris Tomlin or Louie Giglio – the Chronicles of Narnia as well.

Adventure Writer Favorite: Something I really like, still working on this category – one of the latest.

-Adventure Writer Landmark: Something new I’ve tried or am trying on my blog. Like Tech Reviews, my first movie review (Iron Man II – which was recently updated), or something else…

Coming up on the Adventure Writer Blog…

I’m currently drafting a few movie and book reviews, along with some video game series and “deep topics.”

Bulk Reviews: Movies for the Holiday Season!

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Interested in some of the movies currently on DVD for a present? Don’t know whether it’s worthwhile to purchase or not?

Many movies are currently available, but it’s difficult to find any serious feedback on these movies without scouring the internet for answers.

To combat this dilemma, Adventure Writer will be featuring an enormous bulk of reviews this December to help you decide on what movies you should see or purchase – and in addition, we’ll also have a spotlight on the new movie: Tron: Legacy, shortly after it comes to theaters.

We currently offer reviews for:
[AW Favorite] The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Disney’s: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Disney’s A Christmas Carol
Firebreather
Despicable Me
Iron Man II

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the third installment of the TCON (The Chronicles of Narnia) movies released by Disney, Walden Media, & 20th Century Fox. The first movie, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was a hit, making way for it’s sequel, Prince Caspian, which received a fair amount of positive and critical feedback from it’s fans. The latest film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, seemed to promise much when I first came across the previews – a surge of excitement at finally being able to see the magic brought to life in another blockbuster film. However, was it successful?

Overview & Speculation:

Unlike my opinion with Prince Caspian, I believe The Dawn Treader is well accomplished. Although some areas of the movie differ from the book, I could recall a plethora of scenes that I remembered were in the book (when I read it sometime around 2004). The end even serves to make way for the next two books in the storyline, The Silver Chair and The Final Battle. Though the Final Battle will most likely be the only option, as it appears the Dawn Treader film has already taken many scenes from The Silver Chair.

The movie is filled with amazing effects, beautifully accomplished animation, all-around design, and a fitting cast. It returns with the same feel that was brought about by The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, taking the audience back into the magic, wonder, adventure, and inspired genius that is the world of Narnia.

As for the basic storyline:

It has been a year since the events of Prince Caspian, and Edmond and Lucy find themselves in a terrible situation – as the war persists, they must live with their Aunt and Uncle… along with their cousin, Eustace Scrubb, who takes an immediate disliking to the Pevensie children and their Narnia non-sense, and finds no trouble, in his odious manner, in expressing his aversion. As in most stories as this, the boy is bound to become a believer. But how, one may ask? Why, being sucked into a painting! The room fills with the water, once a mere beauty to admire in the painting, now a torrent which violently tosses them back into a sudden reunion with Narnia, and onto one of their greatest adventures yet. Evil has shrouded the land of Narnia once again and Prince Caspian, accompanied by his royal castaways (Edmund and Lucy), must gather the Seven Swords of the Seven Lords (that’s a mouthful…) and set them on Aslan’s Table, which will vanquish the darkness if they succeed.

Many characters reappear from the previous movies, including one of my personal favorites: Reepicheep (beside my top favorite Aslan.)

It’s a terrific movie fit for the whole family – although there are some elements which may be unsuitable to younger audiences [Rated PG].

Religious Elements:

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader is rich in Christian elements and theology.

“I am,” said Aslan. “But there [in your world] I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”

The name He speaks of is evident and beyond misconception, though some people may bring up controversy to attempt to establish otherwise. In the world of the Pevensie’s, and our world as well, His name is Jesus Christ – Savior of Humanity – The Lion of the Tribe of Judah.

If you liked this movie, be sure to check out…

In order of relevance, recomendation, and other factors…

Tron: Legacy [December 17, 2010]

Disney’s A Christmas Carol [Available on DVD]

Despicable Me [Available on DVD]

Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom [May 27, 2011]

Kung-Fu Panda [Available on DVD]

How to Train Your Dragon [Available on DVD]

Iron Man II [Available on DVD]

Iron Man III [May 3rd, 2013]

Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World [August 19, 2011]

X-Men: First Class [June 3rd, 2011]

Captain America: The First Avenger [July 22nd, 2011]

Transformers III: The Dark of the Moon [July 1st, 2011]

Green Lantern [June 17th 2011]

Sherlock Holmes II (December 16th, 2011]

Ice Age: Continental Drift [July 13th, 2012]

From Wikipedia: Movie Release Dates.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Look for it this week!

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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I will be going to be see the new movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, either Sunday or throughout the week (weather permitting). Along with the resulting review, I’ll also go over a few other aspects of the movie and it’s relating entities, and perhaps add a few “If you liked this…” new release [or to be released] movie suggestions.

A Plethora of Reviews…

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…are coming this holiday season!

From The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, to CD’s, books, and more!

I’ll be sure to throw in a few “filler graphics” (graphics I’ve made in my spare time), some creative writing, “deep thoughts,” and perhaps some additional photography.

It’ll all be jam-packed this December on Adventure Writer!