Matthew Lickona 2:57 p.m., May 17
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Third big quest for Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes), in a sea of special effects. The 3-D wears down as a wow rather quickly. This is storybook stuff, rich in the boyish bravado of old Errol Flynn movies, soaked in the medieval Christian nostalgia of author C.S. Lewis (“We are nothing without belief”). A tag-along boy skeptic (Will Poulter), a sort of miniature Christopher Hitchens, is the butt of much jolly humor. Oddly, this epic was directed by Michael Apted, of the intimate 7 Up documentaries. 2010.
— David Elliott
- Rated PG | 1 hour, 53 minutes
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