The Golden Compass - 12/8/2007
Tonight I saw "The Golden Compass" at Movies 10. I was hoping to see a great adventure with lots of action. Sure, there was
some of that and great special effects too. Unfortunately this film is like so many of the recent book-to-movie adaptations, beginning
with The Lord of the Rings, that are simply a seemingly endless series of steps needed to achieve the ultimate task. Make friends
with this person, join forces with that group, solve a minor mystery, fight the occasional battle, etc, etc. Haven't we all seen this
before? And just like The Lord of the Rings I have a feeling that in the end the three films can be edited down to a single
two-hour movie and you wouldn't miss a thing.
Nicole Kidman looks stunning of course. Daniel Craig is hardly seen past the first twenty minutes. Are his eyes way too blue?
This is the first in a trilogy of films based on the books. I wont be seeing the next two films. Nor will I be purchasing
the DVD when it is released.
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