The third Narnia film, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, is due out later this year. Are you excited about it?
It’s been years since I last read it, but Dawn Treader is my favorite of the Narnia books. Its episodic island-hopping plot means that there’s always a strange new encounter waiting in the next chapter, and although some of the island adventures teach obvious Biblical principles, the Christian allegory is more subtle than that of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. If the plot is looser than many of the other Narnia stories, Dawn Treader compensates by simply narrating a series of good old-fashioned imaginative adventures.
And it doesn’t hurt that one of the main characters is a brave, swashbuckling mouse.
So I’m certainly looking forward to the Dawn Treader film, although with the usual concerns about how the “Hollywood treatment” will change the story and characters. If you want to keep up with news and developments related to the film (and stress out about whether or not they’ll be faithful to the novel), NarniaWeb and NarniaFans are both posting regular movie updates as details emerge.
How about you? Are you excited about this movie? Does anybody else count Dawn Treader as their favorite Narnia book, and if so, what makes it so special to you?