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Re: The Chronicles of Narnia

I didn’t go to the movie theather to watch either LW&W or Prince Caspian, but have seen them both later in TV or DVD. I have enjoyed both movies, but probably would have enjoyed them more if I hadn’t read the books, because it breaks my heart to see how they change the most important parts of the message. As you say in your Prince Caspian review I hope that The Voyage of the Dawn Threader will be more “faithful” to the original. Of all the Chronicles this is my favorite one, I think it has the most Christian teachings of the 3 books. I can’t wait to see how they will portrait Eustace and his slow transformation to a more likeable and virtuous person. I will miss Peter and Susan, although I think Edmund and Lucy are better represented in both films. Thanks as always for your comments which help me and my husband decide which movies will be seen by our children.

Right now it’s up in the air whether The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will get made at all. Disney has elected not to partner with Walden for the third Narnia film — unsurprisingly, given Prince Caspian’s comparatively poor box office and DVD sales performance relative to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Walden is now shopping around for a partner. I doubt the involvement of another studio will have any particular effect on the end product, if any; we’ll have to wait and see.

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