December 2, 2010
Narnia is back and we are pleased to say that the latest movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawntreader, captures all of the spirit of C S Lewis’ ever popular children books.
The World Evangelical Alliance’s Secretary General, Dr Geoff Tunnicliffe, had the privilege of being a guest at Dawntreader’s Royal Premiere last night.
The worldwide premiere was attended by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as cast members.
He said: “It was a real honour for me to attend the Royal Premiere of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawntreader. The film is beautifully made and suitable for all ages. It takes us back to the wonder and excellence of the first Narnia film, The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.
“The story of The Voyage of the Dawntreader is a wonderfully entertaining and artistically creative fantasy adventure. At the same time it provides great insights into questions that all people face. I highly recommend this film as a great resource for Christians around the world.”
The Voyage of the Dawntreader sees the two younger Pevensie siblings, Edmund and Lucy, return to Narnia through a painting in the house of their cousin Eustace, who accidentally gets sucked into the magical world with them.
This time around the Prince Caspian of the second Narnia flick is now King Caspian and the gang embark on a battle against the forces of evil that know all too well the temptations that can ensnare them.
There are some cracking lines and poignant moments as they each confront their own demons and, with Aslan’s help, the darkness threatening all of Narnia.
Krish Kandiah of the UK Evangelical Alliance was also at the premiere last night. Here’s what he had to say about the film in his blog (www.krishk.com):
“The film handles the quest very well – with a spectacular looking ship, beautifully shot action sequences and very impressive CGI dragon. There is also a faithfulness to the faith elements of the book – with the voyage resembling the church’s mission to ‘rescue lost souls’, a strong emphasis on trusting Aslan in diversity, and the final scene of Reepicheep; the most likable of all the characters in the movie, being ready to make the transition into ‘Aslan’s country.’”
We wholeheartedly encourage you and your church to engage with this movie. To help you, some fantastic resources have been made available at www.narniafaith.com