The Golden Compass

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Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 113 Minutes

Year: 2007

Boobs: Zero

One Sentence: Armored Polar Bears.

Is there really much more I have to say than Armored Polar Bears?  I shouldn't think so.  That should be enough.  How about giant fucking badass, talking armored polar bears?  Is that enough?  Animal spirits, witches, magic, flying machines, Sam Elliot's mustache, this is a quality film.  

I had a lot of fun with it, it seems to have a slightly murky plot, but who cares.  I think it will all get banged out by the end of the trilogy.  It was a great mix of CG, action, fantasy story, good characters, and awesome set pieces.  It is that Christmas blockbuster style film that is there for the whole family to enjoy.  I think the whole family will have a good time with it, a little violent with the giant polar bear fight, so watch out for that with the younger ones.

As far as the atheist thing.  I didn't notice or care that there was a lot of the anti-jesus going on.   I wasn't looking out for it specifically, but I wouldn't think your kids are going to renounce their faith if they watch this movie.  Of course I don't believe they would ever do that with any movie, so if you think that will happen, you probably don't want to go anyway.   

4 Stars 

  • Same in South Africa, not that much advertising, but plenty of people interested in the film nonetheless.

  • becky Sanchez

    omg i loved this movie. I think it really is one of my favorite books ever almost even more than Harry Potter. The movie was awesome, the ending made me mad but I hope the beginning of the next movie starts the way the first was supposed to end.
    I just hope the continue the series I’m scared because so many people gave it such horrible reviews.

  • not agreeing with you on this one, its one big boring movie.

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