Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Treading Lightly

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Treading Lightly

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THERE'S action and adventure ahoy in the third book of CS Lewis's enchanting Narnia series, published back in the 1950s.

Following on from the daring escapades of Prince Caspian, The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader sets sail without the two eldest Pevensie children, Peter (William Moseley) and Susan (Anna Popplewell), and press-gangs fresh talent to carry the series into the choppy waters of the fourth book, The Silver Chair.

Director Michael Apted bows down to the 3D format but this version of the film barely takes advantage of the eye-popping possibilities.

Most of the cast return with the notable absence of Eddie Izzard as the voice of swordwielding mouse, Reepicheep.

He's replaced by Simon Pegg, who adventure."

The film opens with Peter away at university and Susan in America, consigning Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) to a miserable stay with cousin Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter).

He collects insects and can't think of anything nicer than pinning his relatives to the wall like butterfly specimens. …

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