KJ (owlmoose) wrote,

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"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb..."

The trailer for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has been out for several days at least, but somehow I missed it until now.

This is one of my favorite books in the series, and the one I've been most looking forward to seeing as a movie. And there are some things that look promising. But I have some questions. Who is the glowing white girl? Is she supposed to be the star's daughter? If she is, why is she making dramatic pronouncements and then shooting up into the sky? She was barely a presence in the books. Also, what's up with all these references to war? One of the things I always liked about Dawn Treader was the episodic nature of it, and that it was less about Narnia in peril and more about exploring the world and discovering its wonders. Last, but most definitely not least, I am really concerned about the appearance of Susan and Peter, because making that work would require so much contortion to the original story as to render it unrecognizable.

So, I will approach this one with caution. I expect I'll see it, unless it reviews really terribly, but I will keep my expectations low. (Which worked last time, so it seems a reasonable course of action.) But it's still disappointing; I pretty much loved The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and I'd hoped that the rest of the series would live up to that standard. On the other hand, I had serious reservations about the trailer for LWW, too. So we shall see.

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