Are you looking forward to the Dawn Treader movie?

dawntreaderThe 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?

7 Responses to “Are you looking forward to the Dawn Treader movie?”

  • BethSharp says:

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is my favorite of the Chronicles. I will definitely be going to the theaters to see that one.

  • Robert C. Johns says:

    yes, I am looking forward to it.

  • Mek Mek says:

    I love all the Narnia books. Yes I’m excited about the movie. I don’t have any specific favourite Narnia book. I love all the books because it’s full of imagination, the children are able to enter another world in some mysterious way, there are talking animals, many unique creatures, etc living in different lifestyle with different timescale.
    It has been years since I read the book. I will definitely read the book again before going for the movie. I hope the movie will make the creatures/talking animal cute and sweet looking. Sometimes the special creatures/animals are so ulgy in the movie …

  • Bill says:

    Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the first of the Narnia series that I read to my children (skipping only one chapter that is a little too scary for very young children). It is a beautiful story of adventure, mystery, love, loyalty, fidelity, honor, courage and many other character traits I wish for my children to learn. My older son has since read it many times over and is his favorite. I too hope the Hollywood treatment is worthy of Narnia, especially the redemption of Eustace section. The first two didn’t quite live up to my hopes but that still didn’t stop me from seeing them, yet they aren’t must-own-on-DVD as LOTR was. This one has so many little stories within it is difficult to imagine how it’ll be possible to cram all of them into one film and do the stories justice. Still, I’m optimistic. Only wish it were coming out at Thanksgiving (U.S.) instead of December.

  • Tony says:

    Yes I am looking forward to it, but I would not say that it was my favorite. I think that prize goes to The Horse and His Boy.

  • Drew says:

    Yup, I can’t wait for it! I’ve always loved the Narnia books, and I’m (mostly) enjoying the movie remakes.

  • Mariangela says:

    The story of Narnia is our story, and the Chronicles of Narnia should be read to all children. For myself these books have been so tremendously helpful in my life. C. S. Lewis. is a brilliant author who has written books on theology that need to be studied, but it is significant that he took the time to write this series, because our children are our future, and the way they think and observe their world changes our world. I truly believe if we can observe our world with the eyes of a child we could see better and C. S. Lewis helps us do that through these books. Also if you like Sci-Fi or pollitics please check out his “Cosmic Trilogy.” READ LEWIS!