Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Movie Review: Narnia - Voyage of the Dawn Treader

On Sunday, I went to see The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Lindlee and Nic went with me. You may remember that Nic has been my tag along for all the Harry Potter movies but ditched me this year because now that he’s 15 he wanted to go see it with a girl. I couldn’t believe it! His sister, Lindlee went with me instead and afterwards made plans to go see Narnia together. When I called Lindlee on Saturday to finalize our plans, she said Nic wanted to know if he could come and he was sorry for ditching me last time. So, out of the kindness of our hearts, we decided we would let Nic come long to see Narnia with us.

After church Sunday morning, we came back to my house and had a lunch of tacos. The kids watched Toy Story 3 while I cooked lunch. After we ate, we were running short on time and had to change our movie theater from Rave to Hollywood 18. Well, when we got to Hollywood 18 for the 1:15 movie, we discovered it was the 3D version that started at 1:15. I think Lindlee was excited. I didn’t really care to see it in 3D because 3D doesn’t really do it for me and it’s more expensive, but we didn’t have any other options so we went ahead and bought our tickets.

The movie was good – on par with the other Narnia movies. In actuality this was probably my least favorite of the three. I think I still like the first one best of all. I don’t know if it was because we saw this movie on a Sunday afternoon when I’m usually napping or if the movie itself was kind of slow, but there were times when I just wanted to shut my eyes and fall asleep. I’m pretty sure it had to do with it being Sunday afternoon and the fact that I was missing my required nap. This movie is great for kids and despite my wanting to fall asleep at times; it also had a lot of action in it. If you are a lover of all things Narnia, then you will probably like this movie as well. I won’t give away the plot or anything because I know some of my readers are planning to go see it later in the week. The ending was a little sad and if I hadn’t been so tired I might have cried.

I wasn’t too impressed with the 3D. The only thing I like about 3D is when things look like they are coming at you and there wasn’t much of that in this film, plus I had to keep adjusting my glasses which was annoying. I would say go see it in 2D; but as mentioned, 3D doesn’t do it for me. I really don’t see what all the fuss is about.

One of the oddest and funniest moments of the day was that a lady and her son were sitting on the row behind us and she would shush us anytime we opened a candy wrapper or got a piece of gum or anything of the sort. We were kind of afraid to even move in our chairs for fear that she might get up and stab us with her stilettos. With about 20 minutes to go in the movie they got up and sat on the row in front of us. We don’t know why – it was really strange. We started shushing them whenever they moved and of course it gave us a case of the laughs.

After the movie we came back to my house to pass the time until evening service and the kids finished watching Toy Story 3 while I made a batch of peanut butter fudge. It was a lovely afternoon enjoyed by all – if only we could have squeezed in a nap.


Erika said...

Such a lovely afternoon! I can't believe you passed up your nap!

Candy said...

haha the comment about the lady stabbing you with her shoes made me laugh out loud! Are you sure it wasn't that Ashley girl you went to school with? I know she has a habit of hurting people with shoes!