The first night of a good (i.e., one we care about) movie will often find friend Mary and I in attendance. And so it was this evening. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was having its first day at Newport on the Levee and we were there. Pretty amazing, too – we decided on the six o’clock film and there were only about 3 other groups in the entire theater. So we had our own private viewing.
I read all 7 of the Narnia books to grandson Patrick when he was a small person – and loved them all, as did he. Prince Caspian is one of the best heroes in all the books (and in the movie an extremely good looking and good Prince). The ship Dawn Treader is quite wonderful, the minotaur, a faun or two, Reepacheep the sword wielding mouse, Lucy and Edmund.
The opening scene, where Cousin Eustace is being a pain, Lucy and Edmund are complaining to each other about him, he comes into the room with an air of triumph at having caught them at it – and suddenly the water in the painting on the wall starts to move. Well done and really fun.
This is a delightful world to wander into, and Aslan is out and about several times. What a magical beast. Cousin Eustace is cured of being a pain by becoming a dragon – and Aslan helps him shed that skin… I’ll stop there.
Go get lost in a new world – maybe you’ll see this one differently when you return.