This film is part of the Narnia series which connects a fantasy world to the real world through the imagination of the children. This part of the story is in Europe with a war going on. Edmund Pevensie (played by Skandar Keynes) is a teen that wants to grow up fast. He tries to go into the army using fake papers but gets caught because he is not yet old enough and he cannot convince them otherwise. He resigns himself to the tasks of helping his sister Lucy (played by Georgie Henley). Lucy thinks all other girls are better than her, especially because her older sister Susan (played by Anna Popplewell) was able to go to America.
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Because there is a war going on, Edmund and Lucy are sent to live with their obnoxious cousin Eustace (played by Will Poulter). While there, they notice that a painting of a ship that reminds them of when they sailed for Narnia as King and Queen. The room floods with seawater and they soon find themselves on the ship bound for an adventure! On board they are accompanied by King Caspian (played by Ben Barnes), Eustace, plus a mouse that speaks (with the voice of Simon Pegg) and a Minotaur (with the voice of Shane Rangi).
They sail towards the end of the world. The first stop is the city of Narrowhaven, where slave-traders sell people into slavery. The children are captured and barely escape being sold as slaves. They get back on board the "Dawn Threader" ship just in time for it to continue on the adventure. Eustace thinks the whole thing is some kind of hallucination until he gets hungry and has to fight in his attempt to steal supplies.
They go to an island where the inhabitants are invisible. Lucy finds a spell book that contains a spell which makes them visible again. The leader of the island is Coriakin (played by Bille Brown). He tells Lucy that he put the inhabitants under the invisibility spell to protect them from evil of the green mist which wants to consume them all. He sends them on their way with a map but warns them they will be tested. A big storm comes up and the evil green mist gains power. Lucy figures out Eustace is under an enchanted spell from a dragon. They escape the storm and find another island where they find six of the seven swords they need to complete their mission. They also learn they must go to a final island to find the seventh sword. This island is very dangerous because anyone that goes there, sees their nightmares become real. They all go to the final island to determine their destiny.
Best part of story, including ending:
What is so interesting about the Narnia series is the fantastic imagination of the children. Real people that they meet become these fantastic characters in their dream world.
Best scene in story:
I especially like the scene when the children look at a painting of a ship and the water in the painting starts to move. After that, the whole room is flooded with sea water and the children find themselves in the ocean. This is fantastic.
Opinion about the main character:
Lucy is terrific and we love seeing the world through her imagination.