Danielle Bean, a wife and mother of eight, is editorial director of Faith & Family magazine and author of My Cup of Tea, Mom to Mom, Day to Day, and most recently Small Steps for Catholic Moms. Read more of her blogging at Faith & Family Live and DanielleBean.com.
My kids are all a-flutter over this thing.
Have you seen this newly-released trailer to the upcoming (this Christmas!) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader?
My older kids and I enjoyed the first two movies in this series, despite the fact that they strayed from the plot of the books on occasion (Hello? Susan kissed Prince Caspian? My boys are still getting over that one).
What I like most about this series of films is the fact that it popularizes wholesome entertainment. Teens and big kids don’t need gratuitous violence, raunchy humor, and sexual innuendo to enjoy a movie. They just need an excellent story (which Mr. Lewis provides, thank you) a human connection (these films are well-cast and acted), and some really cool visuals (Walden Media does not disappoint).
This trailer has barely been released and its already gotten thousands of views. A scroll through the comments shows that some fans are “trembling and crying” after watching the preview.
I might not be trembling, but I do find this trailer promising. It promises a well-made, inspiring film—and a wholesome alternative to the usual teen entertainment drivel in theaters this December.
Keep up the good work, Walden Media, and we’ll be glad to support you.