Voyage of the Dawn Treader Full of Christian Themes

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By Katherine T. Phan

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader lives up to expectations in bringing the Christian theology of C.S. Lewis' novel to the big screen.The movie adaptation, based on the third entry in the Narnia series, grapples with several Christian themes throughout the story including faith, overcoming temptation, reconciliation, salvation and even heaven.

Director Michael Apted takes the audience on a fantasy-action quest that delights with surprises even though there are moments when we feel some scenes have been played out before, albeit on a darker tone, in movies like Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Set in World War II Britain, the two youngest Pevensies, Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley), are staying with their bratty cousin Eustace (Will Pouter). The two boys get into a little quarrel while Lucy notices that water is gushing out from a painting of a very "Narnia-like" ship. Not long before the three emerge from the water that has clearly transported them to the magical land of Narnia, King Caspian (Ben Barnes) rescues them onboard the sailing Dawn Treader and the unlikely crew begin their journey…

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