The Golden Compass - What do you think?

United States
January 6, 2009 11:31am CST
I just watched the golden compass for the third time, and I must say, I love this movie. I haven't read the books it is based on, but I can't wait for the next ones in the series to come out. It is just a good, fun, clean, fantasy film, and I think there needs to be more done like it. And it isn't just for kids, has some good philosophy to it. For anyone who has read the book and seen the movie, how do they compare? I have heard nothing but good things about the books.
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@smacksman (6076)
6 Jan 09
I have just read Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy for the third time and enjoy it more every time I read them. I also have the film which covers most of the first book and I thought it was quite good and fairly close to the book. How they are going to do the other films and still keep Lyra looking the same age I don't know! haha
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 09
I missed the movie, will have to add it to my NetFlix queue. There was a lot of propaganda about the movie, people calling it anti-Christian, anti-God, etc. That didn't keep me away though, I just had too much going on at the time and missed it.
• United States
6 Jan 09
Yes, I highly suggest watching it! Pay no attention to all the stupid propaganda. Yes, parts can be interpreted as anti-God, or anti-Christian, but really, to me it seems to be anti-dogmatic, and all I think it does is suggest that people think for themselves and find their own paths without it being forced upon them.
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 09
Ha, I would probably make a point of seeing it just BECAUSE OF the propaganda. lol
@snoopy04 (718)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I havent seen the movie but it sounds like a really good movie. I am more into horror or thriller movies so I didnt know if this movie would be very intresting. But from what everybody has said about the movie it sounds like something I would like watching.
7 Jan 09
I watched this film for the first time last week with my mum, I knew it was based on a book, which I yet have yet to read, but I did not know any hype or propoganda about the political or religious imnplications of the film and the book, which is indeed off the original topic of discussion...and because I have yet to read the book I cannot compare the two for you, sorry, but based on my general experience of these things, the book is better in that it gives more depth in most areas, but the film is good in making it more popular/mainstream and giving a deifferent perspective of the book.
• China
7 Jan 09
though i have to wathc this movie and thanks for your information? i am seeking some good movies to watch recently ? compare to the original books i think the movie is only a supposed to version but never reach the exactly great what the books describle for any movie with the based on books?
• United States
7 Jan 09
It was a great movie. Lol loved all the polar bear thing running around. Most movies like this always the same good vs evil and a big war kinda like lord of the rings. I havent read the book and probly not going to read it. Fantasy films are my favorite as long as theyre good.
• United States
6 Jan 09
i didnt see it purely because nicole kidman is in it. if you think the movie is that good maybe i should just read the books.
@callyw (191)
6 Jan 09
I thought the film was ok, but nowhere near as good as the book. If you haven't read the book I would highly recommend it.
@tinkerick (1257)
• United States
6 Jan 09
If you ignore all the propaganda and watch the movie as if it were just an ordinary movie it is a very enjoyable action packed fantasy film with a common message found in so many other movies - don't let your world be ruled by an oppressive force. Had the Christians kept their mouths shut about it being written by an atheist who specifically stated that yes, it was about killing God, the general public would never have known unless they knew about the author's statement. I'm sure that many people went to see the movie simply because there was so much hype. Whenever you raise a hullabulloo like that you're actually doing your cause more harm than help, in that you plant the seed of curiousity in those that would have been otherwise uncaring. The movie's actual meaning only carries the meaning through if the person watching (or reading) has the knowledge of the author's views and statements. Otherwise there is nothing within the actual movie (other than the companions being called daemons and pronounced "demons") that would allude to God or Christianity. They do not blatantly call the oppressive force God. Just as the Chronicles of Narnia is ABOUT Jesus Christ, one would not know this unless told. I read these books as a child and never knew it's correlation to Christianity until all the hype about the movie.
• Dominican Republic
6 Jan 09
I loved the movie, but I havent read the book yet. I went to the movie theater with a couple of friends and my sister... they fell sleep!! Later, we went to eat something and I was so excited discussin the movie, its special effects and Daniel Craig and I was shocked when they told me they didnt like it (go figure!). If I have the chance I would see it again... I loved it Happy MyLotting and have a nice day! Xp
@AbbeyB (670)
• Spain
6 Jan 09
I didnt think this was good as it could have been I was really looking forward to seeing it and then felt really let down by it!
• United States
6 Jan 09
I have the books, and find them quite boring did not even finish the first one. However I really liked the movie. It did follow the book just about to a T. I didnt find it any more dark than Harry Potter, or Chronicles of Narnia. However in the last book it is said that they kill God. I will let you know how I feel about that when I get to it, and if that is really what happened.
@royce22 (303)
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
I like the graphics but not the story at all. But to rate this movie, it's average. That's my opinion.
@kprofgames (3025)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I haven't read the book, but watched the movie for the first time the other week. I've heard all the warnings about it so wanted some real quiet time to digest it. As far as how it was made, I think that's great. Plot? because there is a deep religious factor there to me I really don't have an opinion at this point. It leaves the story open, so you don't really know where the story is going. There is good and evil at play there, just as in any great story, but I was left wondering what will happen in the next series.
• India
6 Jan 09
iam waiting for that to get released in my country and hit the theatre soon wish to watch with friends and family members too. the expectations are high here