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MPAA Rated PG for some frightening images and sequences of fantasy action

Sex & Nudity

  • The story involves Lucy wanting to be like Susan, wanting "to be beautiful". She witnesses a couple kissing, which intrigues her. Some instances where she flirts with Caspian. Lucy wears a long nightgown in one scene. She has a very realistic vision of herself as Susan.
  • A starlite transforms into a beautiful woman, which infatuates Edmund and Caspian. They both vow for her affection.

Violence & Gore

  • Dawn Treader's action sequences consist of intense swashbuckling, stabbings, disarming, brutal blows, and headbuttings throughout. Although they're far less traumatic than those seen in the previous Narnia film, Prince Caspian, they are very brutal. There are numerous swordfights throughout, and a few slave traders are violently thrown off buildings and thrown into the sea. Bloody at times with slight injury detail.
  • There is a terrifying sea serpent that attacks the Dawn Treader as it sails toward Dark Island. The serpent is toothy, ugly and fleshy tendons are shown. Will frighten younger audiences.
  • Also, Eustace, as a dragon, gets stabbed with a sword, and we see the remains of some of the lords Caspian is searching for. (One of them has been turned into a statue of gold. Another is a skeleton.) Unsettling.
  • Although still pretty sudden and intense, the film tames down Eustace's transformation back into a boy considerably from how the book indicates. Rather than showing Aslan ripping the flesh off a little boya scene that would've likely taken the film into PG-13 territory, according to Walden Media president Michael Flahertythe scaly disrobing is treated to a one-step remove, where the skin magically falls off as Aslan claws the ground.


  • "Fool," "pipsqueak," "coot" and "sap" get tossed around in a name-calling context. There's an interjection of "oh god."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A few are seen drinking alcohol.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A large sea serpent may frighten younger children, especially when it opens up in half with weird looking tentacles.
  • A dark magical power re-enacts the characters' fears and hopes, these scenes can be unsettling.
  • Lucy sees herself in a mirror and suddenly transforms into Susan. She walks through the portrait, into daylight, then into a dinner party where she sees Edmund and Peter there. They walk together, about to get their picture taken. She asks for Lucy, but they don't recognize her. She spins out of control, with images of flashes and wine spilling. Suddenly, a distressed Lucy appears back in front of the mirror, as Aslan appears next to her. Disturbing and emotional.
  • The final 20 mintes are very upsetting and emotional.

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