The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader [2010] [PG] - 1.5.1

 
 

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The third installment in the "Chronicles of Narnia" series takes Edmund and Lucy (Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley) back to the magical realm where they help King Caspian (Ben Barnes) fight a dark force. Also with Will Poulter, Laura Brent, Gary Sweet, Arthur Angel, Tilda Swinton, Simon Pegg, William Moseley and Anna Popplewell. Directed by Michael Apted. [1:52]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A young man and a young woman talk and flirt. A man tells a woman that she is quite beautiful.
 A couple of scenes show sea creatures swimming and they appear to have the form of a human female, but with a tail instead of legs; we can clearly see the outline of breasts and abdomen in one scene and another scene shows fabric detail covering the breasts. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders.
 A teenage girl practices twirling her hair flirtatiously when she sees a young woman do the same while talking to a young man.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - Large rocks in the ocean turn into a huge sea serpent that threatens a ship: we see its large mouth filled with teeth as it rises above the ship and snaps at the people on it, wrapping itself around the ship and attempting to tip it over; a dragon blows fire at it, it snatches the dragon out of the air and slams it into a rock (the dragon is wounded) and a man throws a sword into the dragon's shoulder (the dragon flies away and crashes onto an island were it lies motionless). A serpent sprouts tines and tries to pull a ship, many men on deck throw harpoons at it and try to pull it down, and the serpent lunges at a teenage boy on a ship but it misses and bites a piece of the ship off; the serpent is then stabbed in the mouth with a sword and is slammed into a large rock by a ship (it sinks motionless into the water).
 Many men attack several other men and three teenagers: they slash with swords, they punch and kick each other and one teen boy is held with a knife to his throat (no injuries are evident). Men, three teenagers and a mouse attack other men with swords: they slash and punch each other, they kick and flip each other, a minotaur throws a man, and a man is seen being pushed off a balcony (we do not see any injuries).
 We hear a loud roar and see bursts of flame coming from an island; a winged dragon flies from the island toward a ship, it perches on the ship's mast, it is shot at with crossbows by the men on the ship, the mast creaks, the dragon is stabbed in the arm and flies away snatching a teenage boy and carrying him away.
 A man punches a teen boy in the face (there's no blood). A teenage boy hits a man carrying a knife with a boat oar and the man is thrown into the water. A man chases after a horse-drawn cart in order to rescue a woman who has been taken captive; he is struck in the face and falls off the cart while the woman's young daughter cries out for her. A man is punched in the face and he falls to the floor.
 A green mist forms over the surface of the ocean, it surrounds a small boat filled with people who try to get away, and the mist disappears along with the boat and the people. A huge storm at sea blows a ship and its crew around and water crashes onto the deck (no one is harmed).
 We see a dark island covered with a thick fog and dark mist. A green mist swirls around people sleeping on a ship; a teenage boy imagines a woman in the mist and draws his sword (there is no one there). Several people walk on a dark island and come to an abandoned dining table where three men sit motionless, covered with vines, and with long hair and nails (they are still breathing). A teenage boy finds a statue of gold in a pool of water, and when he puts a stick in the water it also turns to gold; he and a man surmise that the statue was a man who fell into the pool of water and was changed to gold. A teenage boy trips and falls into a cavern filled with treasure and finds a human skeleton.
 A teenage boy finds the charred and smoldering shoe and clothing of another teenage boy and we understand that he must have been killed.
 A mouse catches a teenage boy stealing an orange, he uses his small sword to take the orange back and then hits the boy in the face with it; the mouse chases the boy and they fight with swords until the boy is shoved into a barrel and falls on the floor. A teenage boy and a man fight with swords (as a test of skill, not to cause injury).
 A man draws a crossbow and takes aim (he does not shoot). Several spears land where several men are standing, the men are punched, and their weapons are taken all by an invisible being. A ship sails into a thick, dark fog, green mist encircles people and takes the form of their loved ones, who talk to them.
 We hear loud noises, we see foot prints appearing and condensation in the air from breathing, a teenage girl sleeping on a beach is picked up and carried away (she is seen frightened but unharmed later), and she tries to draw her dagger but it is knocked out of her hand and the unseen creatures threaten her with death.
  A gaunt man with a sword yells at an approaching ship, and threatens the people on board. A man and a teen boy hear another man's voice coming from the shadows in a dark cell where they are being held and we see a gaunt man emerge from the darkness. Several invisible beings threaten people with "I'll bite you" and "I'll squash you," and the other people tease them by saying that they will "tickle them with their toes."
 A dragon picks a man up from an island and puts him on a ship. A sea creature waves its arms at a teenage girl on a ship, signaling to not go forward and she becomes alarmed. Three teenagers surface in ocean waters right in front of a large sailing ship (they are not harmed).
 A teen boy blows something through a straw at a teen boy; he is struck on the neck (he flinches but seems unharmed) and chases the boy. A young girl falls out of a barrel on the deck of a ship when it is tipped over and she is frightened.
 A teenage girl explores a "book of incantations and spells" and the pages flutter and flip of their own volition. An invisible building becomes visible and a teenage girl walks through the entrance. A teen boy holds a knife and stands guard while others explore.
 A dragon glows, bursts into flames and leaves behind a teenage boy that lands on the ground unconscious. A painting of a ship on the sea becomes animated and water flows into a room where three teenagers are standing; the three are swirled around and taken under water, we see them swimming and they are able to surface. A ship lurches and the crew onboard thinks they have struck something in the water (they have not and they are fine). A bright light falls out of the sky and a woman appears from a mist that it creates.
 Several people land on a previously inhabited island that is silent; there are no people around and they explore. A teen boy panics when a large mouse jumps on his chest and then talks to him. A teen boy faints when a minotaur speaks to him.
 A teenage girl dreams about having disappeared. A man talks about someone trying to kill his father's friends. A man talks about auctioning off a teen boy and a teen girl to slave traders. A boy talks about putting his cousins in jars like he does with his insects and wonders about impaling them like he does with his insect samples. Two teenage boys argue in several scenes and exchange insults. Someone is referred to as "the oppressor." A man says that something smells like "the back end of a minotaur."
 A teenage boy is transformed into a dragon (we do not see the transformation). Several invisible beings become visible and we see that they are small in stature and have one large foot.
 A teenage girl is upset because she doesn't think she is as beautiful as her older sister. A teen boy lines up at an army enlisting station and is refused admittance when they realize he is not of age (he is disappointed).

PROFANITY 1 - Some name-calling (hideous burden, mad as a loon, barking mad, deluded, pig, laggards, big ears, spineless sap). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - None.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Friendship, family, peace, tall tales, fantasy, destiny, faith, belief, kidnapping, adventure, sacrifice, pipsqueak, stowaways, running from who you are, wanting to be beautiful, greed, destiny, faith, power corrupts, nightmares, evil, running from fear, adversity, lost souls, courage, parental pride, heroism.

MESSAGE - Everyone grows up and moves on.

Special Keywords: S1 - V5 - P1 - MPAAPG

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