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THE GOLDEN COMPASS

Directed by Chris Weitz
Starring Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig
and Dakota Blue Richards

by the Popcorn Reviewers


SYNOPSIS:

A 12-year-old girl (Dakota Blue Richards) tries to rescue a kidnapped friend and winds up on an epic quest to save her world. Also stars Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Sam Elliott, Ian McKellen, Ian McShane, Kathy Bates, Freddie Highmore, and Kristin Scott Thomas

Robert's Review

"The Golden Compass" has a lot of imagination and some great special effects, but it does tend to drag a little. Some of the character development was sacrificed in order to pack in more special effects, which makes the movie suffer just a little. Moviegoers should also be aware going in that this is going to be a movie trilogy in the same vein as "Lord of the Rings" in that it just abruptly ends right in the middle of the story, so we'll all have to wait until next year when part 2 comes out to see what happens. Overall, it's still a fun movie and it's worth watching, but it lacks the grand majesty that movies like "Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter" have. However, perhaps the best is still to come in parts 2 and 3.

All in all, I'd give this movie 3.5 Daemons (out of 5). Re-watch value: Medium

Brett's Review

It is good to see something good come out of Hollywood every now and then. I thought "The Golden Compass" was a visually stunning with incredible cinematography. The story was excellent and the plot was outright awesome. I really enjoyed this movie except for the end; not knowing that this is based on a trilogy the

ending caught me off guard. However overall I thought it was a great story and the special effects while they don't make the movie sure enhanced it. This was almost worthy of "The lord of the rings" or "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe" type of fantasy adventure.

Overall Rating: 4 Daemons (out of 5). Re-Watch Value: High (I will absolutely purchase on DVD.)

Trivia: (1) There were roughly 600 costumes created for the film, all from scratch. Since Iorek, the armored bear, is computer generated, all actress Dakota Blue Richards had to interact with was a large, oval-shaped piece of fur without a head, legs or the rest of its body. When Richards spoke her lines, Iorek's reply could be heard coming from speakers somewhere on set. (2) Philip Pullman, the author of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, had originally wanted Jason Isaacs to play Lord Asriel, Nicole Kidman to play Mrs. Coulter and Samuel L. Jackson to play Lee Scoresby. But as the author has no role in casting, in the event only Kidman made it into the film. (3) Ten thousand girls turned up for open auditions in Cambridge, Oxford, Exeter and Kendal for the role of Lyra Belacqua. In June 2006, twelve-year-old London schoolgirl Dakota Blue Richards won the part meeting the approval of the Philip Pullman, the author of the novel.

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