Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Tuesday night saw a cinema full of youth workers in London's Leicester Square for a preview of the new Narnia film...we were treated to a stunning 3D screening at the Empire cinema on an impressive 20-meter screen and the film certainly didn't disappoint.
It was for me my first 3D film experience, and I have to admit there was a bit of novelty in that, particularly the water scenes. But for those of you not so easily impressed, the story is a good one and nearly every other scene is packed full of almost ready to use youth group material, not to mention adaptable ideas for assemblies and school activities!
I think after the last film (prince caspian), this new Narnia was a pleasant surprise, and because I'm not much of a film critic or regular cinema goer (I can't actually remember the last film I saw), I will refer you to a short, but I think good, write up from marko: http://whyismarko.com/2010/go-see-narnia-this-weekend/.
Marko points to a really helpful website - the Narnia Faith site (http://www.narniafaith.com/) - and if you can get past the introductory videos it's worth a look around!
Finally, thanks to Premier and Youthwork Magazine for treating us to a free showing of the film. It is released in the UK and US this weekend, so if you're wondering what to do this weekend, get yourself down to the cinema to see the voyage - apparently figures for the first weekend of a film are very significant.