There is an unfortunate tendency for some of these family-oriented movie series to be exclusively written for those who have pored over the inert fantastical babble of the source material or preceding films. (I'm thinking of the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean
films as the primary examples.) How obligated is an entry in a series, like The Dawn Treader
, the third Narnia
film, to re-introduce itself to entry-level audience members? Let's say it is obligated to not put anyone off. The Dawn Treader
is for those who follow the series, but also sensibly produced for those new to it, as well (a quick scan of the Narnia
Wiki page doesn't hurt, though).