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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Mel and I saw The Voyage of the Dawn Treader at the Movie Tavern last night (note to self: Movie Tavern fries, yes yes! Movie Tavern "club wrap with avocado" will not make your stomach happy).
A few quick reactions:

--Casting: Eustace was wonderfully well cast. He was perfectly bratty, a real snot, complete with the self-righteous diary-keeping. I found myself identifying with Edmund & Lucy and others who were irritated by him. I'm not sure why Eddie Izzard isn't doing Reepicheep's voice anymore, but Simon Pegg made a fine replacement.

--The Dufflepuds were just as sycophantic and cowardly as they should be...but I was disappointed not to see their foot-canoeing trick.

--Lucy's "temptation" at the Magician's spell-book was very well done, though slightly changed from the book: I won't say much so as not to spoil it.

--The Dawn Treader was a beautiful ship, and had many of the details Lewis mentions in the book.

--Low points: tempo, tempo, tempo. I understand that the filmmakers had to trim a weeks-long voyage down to 2 hours, but they didn't do a good job of it. We were stampeded from one island or episode to the next, without enough sense of the days and weeks' worth of travel. It felt like a 3 day cruise. Annoying. Also, why did the quest to find the 7 Lords need to become a quest to find the 7 Swords of the 7 Lords? Lewis' version makes it a matter of honor for the young King Caspian; this version just felt like a Plot Coupon.

--Overall grade: B, but worth seeing.



I was hoping to see this one. However, I was surprised to see the White Witch in the credits, as she's not in the book. Thanks for the input. Cheers.

1:25 AM  

Thank you for your comments. I've made my thoughts more clear and hope that all of the information is now accurate. I am sorry for not being more accurate in my wording. I hope you will forgive my oversight. I realized Susan didn't write it but misread a piece of the article and thought she was publishing the science material, not the Bible work Mr. Enns is doing. While I'm not a fan of a Bible curriculum affiliated with a teacher of BioLogos, I do want to be clear that I realize Susan is not working with the science aspect, though I suspect a favorable take on the Bible material will serve as a springboard to BioLogos in time, which may be why they asked Bauer to publish it in the first place. She is well-known.
God bless you~

1:07 AM  

This is a very interesting review. I did not read the book, though, so I could not compare. Anyhow, this sequel is definitely the best yet compared to the other two before this.

12:11 PM  

Another feature which the Gods offer as a clue is very foreboading and ominous. Mt. Zion is a mountain to the north of Diablo (the eye of The Beast) and one which has a working quarry at its base. Consistant with the decay we experience in society, Mt. Zion is being eaten away, slowly stripped of its resources, until one day paradise will be gone forever.

7 billion in 2011. Only 1 billion in 1800 and 2 billion in 1900.
Population explosion is a clue::::The gods are sending everyone back for The End.
There must be some purgatory-like place. Or individual. Like an animal.
Now the gods have sent everyone back to try for one final time to fix their problems and ascend into heaven. Avoiding an animal would have been a big positive because those thrust into this decayed enviornment have less of a chance than those who enjoyed the god's generosity of a slowly decaying enviornment with frightening clues, like the Depression, World at War, the Holocaust, etc.
Anything that can get the poeple frightened and praying is a good. thing. Contentment never motivated anyone.

As we approach the Apocalypse the gods are removing "wrath of god" material from xtian dogma.
As we see wickedness spread throughout the country, like preditory behavior, godlessness, social changes, etc, using cable TV and the spread of "Californication" as justification, they changed xtianity, appropriatly with Catholicism first.
xtianity has changed radically in the 20th century, and everyone should be mindful of the way it was, because the people are in a process of slipping out of god's favor into a state of Damnation, from which the vast majority will never survive.
They used to scare people and make them too afraid to make mistakes. Now people aren't afraid of anything and don't think twice about doing something wicked and evil which will hurt their chances.

Employment charity:::Was W able to do his job as President?
I suspect there are many frat-boy types who couldn't or wouldn't study nor do the work necessary so they signed on to this "benefit" telepathically. This could have been extended to their professional life as well::In most of these cases they don't have what it takes to do their jobs. It is a temptation which buys their confidence for life, ensuring no progress is made.
I think employment charity is FAR more common than people may believe.
Another example how they tempted people in this manner is the procurement of sexual relations.
Keep raping these poor girls. You're going to end up as one in your next life (80s).

If people only understood the importance of good parents. You won't be going anywhere without them. And it won't happen unless you are one first.

Whimsical management=Unstable pathology:::
*2006 Hawaii-Jewelry
*Chile-crappy fruit
I'm sure you got some excuse. Just like Mustang Ranch.
You've compromised your integrity so hard you no longer deserve the label "gods".

The gods used the Italians to ruin life in the 20th century.
The gods used the Italians to ruin life in A.D..
"The West Bank, where the end of the world will begin."
And they were reincarnated into the ghetto to be punished as crack babies and in drive-by shootings, ironically poetic justice for inflicting these horrors on their hated enemies.
On their brothers.

2:15 PM  

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