December 13th, 2010

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

In this one, the two eldest Pevensie kids (Peter and Susan) have been shuttled off to America for the duration of WWII, so it's just the younger two (Lucy and Edmund) plus their priggish, hateful, whiny cousin Eustace who get swept off into the Narnian sea by means of a painting of a ship.

Eustace is funny, though; he sounds like an old woman!

Until halfway through the movie, when he...
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Later on in the movie, the Dawn Treader ventures to Dark Island, a place infested with evil green mist that Collapse )

After everything is finally put right, Aslan appears one last time for Collapse )

Oh, and I saw it in 2-D because I heard the 3-D wasn't worth it for this one; apparently it's another cheap digital rejiggering after the fact. Man, it's like live-action 3-D is the new "colorized".

*That's HOARD, not horde. Here's your spelling lesson for today: a HOARD is a buncha stuff. A HORDE is a buncha people.

Trailers before the feature:

Thor: Who's this dude who's been kicking Special Agent ass? Oh, just a friggin' NORSE GOD.

Rio: New trailer that introduces more characters, such as a drooly bulldog, a couple of other birds, and the woman who owns Blu, the flightless blue macaw. Oh, the toucan who was trying to teach him to fly in that hilarious teaser trailer that I love so much is voiced by George Lopez; I thought he sounded familiar. Looking forward to this one, even if it is the reason Pixar cancelled "newt" (which seems even more likely now).

Beastly: Appears to be an updating of "Beauty and the Beast", in which an arrogant pretty-boy teen is transformed into a monster, and by "monster" I mean a bald, scarred, pierced, tattooed punk. I, uh, think I'll stick with the Disney thingy with the singing candelabra and teapot and whatnot for now.