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I found a thread within a message board while upon a website I frequent, and found that it challenged viewers to write couplets. So I began with one… and then another… and soon found that I had a poem going.
I grunt and I yawn,
I spot a frollicking Faun.
The Faun says to me,
Why so pouty?
It is Writer’s Block I say,
Oh if only I had a day,
Where I could write with ease,
Instead of getting words by a squeeze.
It’s Friday again,
Just look at Big Ben,
When it hits midnight,
I’ll have a chapter to write!
Sir, the Faun says to me,
Do not be so whiny!
The words await you right here,
Amdist the trees and the deer.
You see that one nibbling there?
He doesn’t have such a care!
He’s living life but with eyes open wide,
He doesn’t have such a need to decide,
Which words to keep and which words to throw,
It’s as his footsteps in the snow.
They just happen, I say!
In the course of the day.
So shall the words come,
Says the Faun, like the beat of a drum,
They are consistently there,
Just look about somewhere,
And let the inspiration flow,
The story shall come to you, I know!
Posted by The Game Detective
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].
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.
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