Another New 'Voyage of the Dawn Treader' Trailer with a Dragon
There are dragons in Narnia? Well I'll be damned. Yet another new full-length international trailer for Fox's The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader debuted yesterday and I was just convinced to post it by @equustel on Twitter, mostly because of that dragon fight at the end. This actually looks really good, I mean like really, really good - I want to see it! This seems like one of those great fantasy adventures, but there's something much more appealing about this than the other two movies. Did Fox actually take this franchise right out from under Disney and make it better than its been before? Take a look yourself. Enjoy!
Watch the international trailer for Michael Apted's Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader:
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is directed by British filmmaker Michael Apted, of films like Class Action, Thunderheart, Extreme Measures, The World Is Not Enough, Amazing Grace and The Power of the Game previously. The screenplay was written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (You Kill Me, Prince Caspian, Marvel's Captain America) and Michael Petroni (Queen of the Damned, Boys Own Story, Possession). This is based on the third book in C.S. Lewis' beloved Chronicles of Narnia series. 20th Century Fox is bringing Dawn Treader to theaters everywhere, in 3D, on December 10th this winter.
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Looks Awesome!!!!!!!!!!! thanks you FOX!!!!!!!!!! screw you disney!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A.B on Oct 8, 2010
i don't think it looks THAT different from the other 2 movies, but it does look like it'll be worth a watch.
beavis on Oct 8, 2010
Looked like crap. Seriously. I love the fantasy genre but this really looked like crap. I don't think they're bridging the films together well enough. Can you tell me why it went to 20th century?
Eli on Oct 8, 2010
"breath taking 3d " hahahaha looks like garbage like the first 2
SkyneT on Oct 8, 2010
I don't really know what to think. Haven't watched the first two films so I doubt I'll watch this
Crapola on Oct 8, 2010
Narnia is lame. Makes me cringe... everytime.
Cracky on Oct 8, 2010
First two films were not great, with Prince Caspian being the better of the two. This trailer shows that the new film is visually unique and gorgeously realized. Although i hate anything to do with religious allegories, and this series is a terrible offender, i willl probably eventually see it, just to continue the story. This does in many ways look like a marked improvement over the other two films.
LINKFX on Oct 8, 2010
Hey Crapola, you don't have watch the first two before watching this one. The Narnia stories are somewhat independent of each other.
ANewMan17 on Oct 8, 2010
@3... uh, have you read the books? They're ALL set in the 20th century during WWII era. As for bridging the films together: you do realize that all 7 Chronicles are very disconnected stories? This isn't like Harry Potter where there's a nice segue between each one. They take place in vastly different locales and eras within Narnia, with little transition.
Moira on Oct 8, 2010
Come on guys, this is Disney, not New Line Cinema. Their brand speaks of wholesome family values. Can' really blame them. It takes somebody like Pete Jackson to give this genre the necessary edgy darkness that the Narnia series kinda lacks. I still think Disney is a little too fanatic in strictly following their dictum. Lord of the Rings is not afraid to show the grime, the filth, the blood, the violence of such fairy tales. And the movies still make billions of dollars worldwide. Even Harry Potter movies look more "accurate" as far as the genre requires. Narnia movies look like crayon drawing by comparison with its unimaginative lighting, dull production design, actors who seem to be rehearsing for school play. Get Terry Gilliam. Genre pics like Dragonslayer or Reign of Fire are fine but it takes a team with visual flair (Lord of the Rings is greatly helped by Alan Lee's concept drawing), creative conviction, undying loyalty (Weta Digital will do anything for Emperor Jackson), and a stubborn vision to make something truly memorable. Say what you will about Mel Gibson, but after his Braveheart, he inspired the whole industry to go "medieval" again: Gladiator, 300, Alexander, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, Return of the King, Robin Hood. Though none of them can match Gibson's own impassioned battle rally. Though I love the way Ridley Scott shot the siege warfare scene at the end of Kingdom of Heaven: very authentic.
Gary the Bruce on Oct 8, 2010
@3 - Oops, just realized you probably meant 20th Century Fox. Haha. Oh well, second point stands! And I love the trailer, by the way. Will Poulter looks great as Eustace.
Moira on Oct 8, 2010
The book is not like that at all. They changed a lot of things.
what on Oct 8, 2010
I thinks it looks pretty good. This is the kind of movie I can take my kid to and both of us will enjoy it.
arjones on Oct 8, 2010
Oh come on give it some credit. This is Narnia we're talking about. It is a kid's movie it is not supposed to look like LOTR..... I think it looks pretty gd and better than at least the 2nd narnia movie....
mk on Oct 8, 2010
Is that a lightsaber? Are there centaur Jedi in this? that would awsome right?
JayC on Oct 8, 2010
I think the difference in apparent quality of this compared to the first two is more due to the change of director than to the change of studios. Walden Media has been and will be the production company for these films, simply because it is the only studio that the Lewis estate trusts. So Disney and now Fox have been financial partners and the distribution companies, Walden has maintained creative control. This looks markedly better than the first two, but also appears to have abandoned the source material far more then the first two and this makes me a little worried. I love the books however and still enjoy the first two films so I will be watching this one at some point.
the weatherman on Oct 8, 2010
It looks gorgeous but this is one of the worst-cut trailers I think I've ever seen.
Jennie on Oct 8, 2010
after caspian, i've downgraded all narnias to netflix. so yeah netflix
max s. on Oct 8, 2010
I know, that the stories aren't all diretly related. Still, they are on film so one would imagine that there be some connection as far as character relationships are concerned. Like, it's just the writers are taking the same bland characters and bringing them into this fantasy world to fend off evil then they leave, the end. Even the Potter films allowed for more character development. This is why I'm done with Narnia. The characters have no life to them at all. Perhaps if they took a slightly darker turn like the potter series... Bottom line is the movies are bad because of bad writing and lack of character devlopment. The first Narnia is the only watchable one in my opinion because it took us into the "magical" land of Narnia and intorduced us to a world of great peril that bickering siblings had to ban together and save it from an evil witch. Everything was fresh.The second one was just like oh look, the pevensie kids are at it again saving narnia from an evil tyrant. Tha'ts where the series was heading from the very start and that's where it is now. Sad. Yeah, I meant fox. Agreed Jennie.
Eli on Oct 8, 2010
Looks awesome to me. I will see it for sure.
paddlepaws on Oct 9, 2010
Just like the first 2, looks weak...bad acting, lame effects and gay talking animals with big useless battle scenes. Oh no! Don't fall into that weird painting back into Narnia! Then you'll have to fight another battle and pass yet another with the help of digitalized gay talking animals.
Caspian's Man on Oct 10, 2010
I'm a big fan of the books. Looking at the trailer it just looks like the movie is so different than the book. This movie looks more like it is "Dawn Treader inspired" rather than the actual story of the Dawn Treader. Kind of having a hard time getting excited about the movie.
Brian on Oct 10, 2010
I wish they would adapt C.S Lewis's science fiction series. They are quite good and actually have a prevalent christian theme.
Rodion on Oct 11, 2010
those who criticize narnia is not a child by heart so shut ur mouth and dont watch it.loving narnia so much yahoooo so glad someone produce the srquel
dragonfly17 on Oct 16, 2010
Why is Edmund holding Sting? lol jk
ILoveAnimals on Nov 2, 2010
The Naria book series is great entertainment w/ wonderful values and I've enjoyed both films very much. I'm glad 20th Century Fox took up where Disney left off. Only biased fools don't get the morality of the stories. This is just one-man's-opinion, but if you don't like the whole Narnia mythos, fine; you're entitled to your opinion, but stop being arrogant idiots demeaning anything that stands for something and let others enjoy the films.
Rich on Nov 22, 2010
It's for sure worth watching! i give it 4.5 yet i was a bit dissapointed that susan and peter were in it to much yet i very much enjoyed the ending! i find the cousin of there quite funny
WriteR MiCheLLe on Dec 17, 2010
I've been a CS Lewis fan for years and my family and I love Narnia. Just saw this movie and it is nothing like the book. VERY DISAPPOINTED. Yes, there are characters with the same names, but the plot, voyage, and pretty much everything between the start and finish was completely different than the original. Disney, did you even bother to read the book. Will not see any of the last 4 when they are made.
PGM on Dec 27, 2010
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