It looks like little Lucy and Edmund Pevensie are all grown up in the latest installment of the “Chronicles of Narnia” series, in which the younger Pevensie siblings ditch their humdrum everyday lives for a journey on the high seas.
In “Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) are visiting their cousin Eustace (Will Poulter) when they are pulled back into Narnia through a painting. After landing in the ocean, they are rescued by a ship called the Dawn Treader and find their old friend Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) on board.
Caspian, who has become king sing the last installment is on a quest to find the seven lost Lords of Narnia, and the journey leads the group to mystical creatures, new friends and old enemies.
I enjoyed the previous two “Narnia” films well enough, and I imagine I’ll see this one as well. But in a crowded holiday season led by another much-hyped fantasy franchise, “Narnia” will likely be overshadowed. I must admit until I saw the trail crop up online a few days ago, I’d forgotten “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” was even being released this fall. The third film looks to be in line with the first two in quality, and while it’s sure to be entertaining, it won’t have the same staying power throughout the holiday season as a certain boy wizard.
“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” sails to theaters Dec. 10.
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