August 5, 2010


A new trailer for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has gone online.  Combined with last week’s new poster, I’m slowly starting to remember that this film is coming out in the near future.  But my forgetfulness regarding the franchise mostly stems from the fact that I just don’t care about the property.  I see this new trailer and I don’t know why I should come back to Narnia for a third time.  You need to give me more than “It’s magical.”  And being asked to return hammers home my biggest problem with the Narnia movies thus far: I don’t feel like the characters are part of the world as much as they’re simply tourists.  They participate in the events of the world, but they’re not part of it.

Maybe Dawn Treader is the movie that can turn me around on this franchise, but so far it’s just looking like more of the same.  Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will open in 3D on December 10th.

Trailer is from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid DVD via

Here’s the official plot synopsis:

This time around – Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb – find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world. Joining forces once again with their royal friend Prince Caspian and the warrior mouse Reepicheep, they are whisked away on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands, and beyond.

On this bewitching voyage that will test their hearts and spirits, the trio will face magical Dufflepuds, sinister slave traders, roaring dragons and enchanted merfolk. Only an entirely uncharted journey to Aslan’s Country – a voyage of destiny and transformation for each of those aboard the Dawn Treader – can save Narnia, and all the astonishing creatures in it, from an unfathomable fate.


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