The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass

Slightly disappointing - Joel

5 Points

Viewer Rating:Joel has rated The Golden Compass rating: 2 Star

This movie, as far as it goes, is good. The special effects, the costumes and the acting is all great. But if you've read the "His Dark Materials" trilogy you will be very disappointed. Pullman, in his books, lends such a feeling of great atmosphere and gives so much background to his characters. We are given a good deal of information about the motivation of the characters and their emotions and feelings. The movie misses most of this, skipping rapidly from scene to scene with a speed which left me breathless. How anyone can glean anything from the story if they've just seen the movie but not read the books, I will never know. I did enjoy the movie. But largely because I'd already read the books.

Review published on the 08 August 2008 02:17


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