I went to see The Voyage of the Dawn Treader last night. I had a lot of fun with the staff of my church. We had the theatre to ourselves, it was a great night! So grateful for those folks.
This isn’t a critique of the movie. I’d like to watch it again before passing final judgment. Lets just say that Eustace hit it out of the park. Reepicheep is still my favorite. The locations and characters remained the same. Almost everything else about the movie was different or in the wrong order. However, it still was a good movie.
I really liked how they portrayed Reepicheep’s ascent into Heaven (a.k.a. Aslan’s country). In my mind it was the best part of the movie. That minute of footage is worth owning the movie. The joy, eagerness, and rapt delight in Reepicheep’s face almost gave me goose bumps. He was so eager and excited to see Aslan and His country. It was his life’s dream, it was his greatest desire. As I sat there watching, I kept asking myself, “Do I desire Heaven like this?” Is the thought of going to Heaven my greatest desire and life goal? Does the thought of Heaven produce joy and delight? Am I eager for the Day when I’ll see my Savior face to face? I’m not as excited as Reepicheep was. Sadly, this world takes up more of my thoughts that His World. I pray that God gives me a longing for Heaven that replaces any desire for this world. When I grow up, I want to be like Reepicheep. I want to yearn for the place I was created for…Heaven.