Films: The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  • 3 stars
  • 2010
  • UK / US
  • 1h 55min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Apted
  • Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Will Poulter, Tilda Swinton

Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Keynes) Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace (Will Poulter), where they meet up with Prince Caspian (Barnes) for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, and warriors before reaching the edge of the world.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

  • 2 stars
  • 2008
  • UK / US
  • 2h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Andrew Adamson
  • Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes

In the second instalment of the Narnia films, the Pevensie children are summoned back to Narnia for a slick, fast-paced romp through dark woods, underground caverns and fierce battles. With a simplistic plot, and Caspian (Barnes) reduced to a pretty face, Disney may have finally brought Narnia to the big screen, but for a…

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  • 2005
  • UK / US
  • 2h 25min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Andrew Adamson
  • Written by: Ann Peacock, Andrew Adamson, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
  • Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Liam Neeson

This, the first of seven proposed children fantasy blockbusters based on CS Lewis' much loved allegorical novels, is an absolute stinker, and one made all the more unpalatable by the fact that the very unchristian greed of its producers is so utterly palpable over its seemingly endless running time. Proof that great books…