Suzi (11 Dec 2010)
"Voyage of the Dawn Treader"

This is a must see movie.

With so many teaching moments, C. S. Lewis weaves a story that tells of the miracle of our Salvation through the Messiah, and continues to unfold the mystery of His timeline in each chapter of these 'fantasy' adventures. If you are looking for the perfect gift for any child on your Christmas list, get this book series and the movies made from them.

I was very impressed with the look and feel of this film, I think it was as good as, or better than the first.

I went with my kids to the midnight showing, as our family loves the hobby of  'cosplay', they dressed up. Keep in mind, my 'kids' are all adults!! I didn't get a photo of all of them (my youngest daughter dressed as a crewman from the Dawn Treader & 2 other friends wore costumes similar to those seen in the trailers), and I made a 'Reepicheep' stuffed mouse to be this most valiant and worthy warrior for Aslan and Narnia...a subject to his King, so worthy that he entered Aslan's country without tasting death. *snuffle* Yes, I cried like a baby, with my 22 yr old daughter gripping my hand, sobbing in kind. She had not read the stories, so was very surprised by how well done it was.

The story teaches us that God knows what we need even when we do not. There is room for all at 'Aslan's table'. There will be temptations, especially when one looks to God, good things still happen to good people, but with God, all things are possible. Evil is in the world, but blessedly, we are not OF this world. The world will tell us we are fools, children who believe in fairy tales and that the unseen is the unreal...that it does not exist. But the story teaches that even the most hard hearted, the most vile, CAN change, but the complete transformation, the total rebirth is only at the Hand of the King. We can not do it 'on our own'.

It teaches us that no matter who you are, you are valued. No matter what you have done, you can come home.

Here are pix of the photoshoot my oldest daughter did with her finace. I made her complete outfit except the props, which she did. He did the incredible leather work. They also made over his pants from a thrift shop find, I made his shirt.