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Reviews/Movies: Action & Adventure/The Golden Compass

Chris Weitz
Action & Adventure
7 reviews
Friday February 08, 2008 - 1:24 AM


Never read the books;

Loved the movies.
The bears were fawkin' SWEEET!


"You...want to ride me?"

Friday February 01, 2008 - 8:29 PM


Like most book to movie adaptations, the movie doesnt at all compare. They did a good job at catching people who havent read the series up with the concepts within the movie like daemons and Dust. What I really didnt like about the movie was the rushing of the story (granted they had to keep it within reasonable limits running time) it was still frustrating to some level

the cg wasnt TOO bad and I'm also glad that the movie agrees with my pronounciation of the main character's name (Lyra: as in Lie-ra, as opposed to Lee-ra)

I was a little upset that they didnt end where the first book (approximately) did where Lord Asriel jumped into the tare in the universe(cause 10-15 more minutes added on to the end and they could have, plus that would have added a bit more of a cliffhanger to get people more interested in the (hopefully) next movies to follow)

Nicole Kidman did a MUCH better job than I thought she might when I first found out she would be playing Mrs. Coulter (not that she is a bad actress but I just didnt see her fitting the part, but I was corrected becuase she did do pretty well)

overall, I think it was well done and I'm excited to see how they take it in the rest of the series (waiting for the mulefa ^^) (as well hopping that the character Marie Malone will actually act using the arm movements and sounds the creatures used lol)

Monday January 28, 2008 - 5:22 PM


Merely okay. The effects were pretty cool. Somewhat disappointing in regards to following the storyline. Things just seemed to happen too fast? Does that make sense? *shrug*

I have problems with these "book-to-film" movies, which seem more numerous nowadays. Why can't a good book just be left as a book and not bastardized by Hollywood? confused

Monday January 28, 2008 - 6:20 AM


The movie was quite good, the effects were stunning, but I only have a few qualms with this movie. Mainly being during the polar bear fight, you could clearly see the tendons of the jaw after it got knocked off. And also, the ending was just... argh. >.<

Other then that, great movie. :3

Sunday January 27, 2008 - 10:44 AM


this movie was suprisingly alright i dident really want to go but my gf suggested that we see it all in all it had a good story and decent special effects.. plus it had nichole kidman lol

Saturday January 26, 2008 - 10:30 PM


I didnt even want to go see this film but suprisely an ok movie, well nicole kidman is a turn bu over all a good story line.

Saturday January 26, 2008 - 8:05 PM


Having read the books, the detail was very disappointing.
But that's to be expected with adaptation to screen.

Amanda's right though, the characters were all well chosen and represented.