The Golden Compass Reviews
It just got boring!
The visuals are jaw dropping (literally) and it's one of the most beautiful looking films I've seen. The casting was perfect (particularly Kidman, Elliott and McKellen), the music was great (mostly Kate Bush's 'Lyra') and the settings were nice too.
But I'd still be lying that there weren't elements that put this movie down. Some changes were either unnecessary or worse except maybe from changing the bear fight and the battle of Bangar to be the finale was good as it makes for a more interesting climax. The end also kinda was a bit of a letdown; not because it wasn't faithful to the novels ending but because it set up a sequel that sadly never happened. I really wanted to see it.
Overall, it's a decent film to watch every now and then and I really wish the Catholic Church didn't scare NLC and forced Chris Weitz to cut the final product (which was 45 minutes longer) just because it had anti-religious theme that could have the film loss money. Never mind. The BBC is making a TV show based on the books and maybe it'll do the series justice.
I give The Golden Compass 3 and a half stars out of 5.
What else is wrong with this movie?...........oh yeah, of course! IT'S BLASPHEMOUS, AND HERESY! Trying really hard to prove that Christianity is a load of bull crap, just makes me laugh out loud, I mean, please!
Is it just me, or does Nicole Kidman look very creepy? Is that actress trying to give me nightmares? Yeah, compared to the book, her character was very weak.
As for the rest? Well, the polar bear fight was cool, but, that's not saying much for the entire film! PASS!ğ~£
I might read the books later. But this film is just a generic fantasy.