Review: The Golden Compass

The first of three movies based on the bestselling Philip Pullman novels, The Golden Compass revolves around a young girl, Lyra, who travels to the far north to save her best friend who was taken by Gobblers. Along the way she encounters shape-shifting creatures, witches, the king of the egyptains, a giant polar bear who talks and a variety of otherworldly characters in parallel universes.

The movie overall was really good, the graphics and settings were amazing! I jumped outta my seat a few times during some animal fight scenes and the young actress who plays Lyra looks totally like Izzie from Grey’s Anatomy! The movie in the US and UK has caused religious controversay as Catholic leaders have said that it promotes atheism but from watching it, there was no religious portrayal of any kind and I don’t get what all the fuss was about.





The movie is great for all ages, after leaving the movie my friend & I were in the elevator and a tiny boy (maybe 5 or 6) told his mom that he wanted to dress up as the good polar bear which was totally adorable!

[rating: 4/5]

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    December 8, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    I can’t wait to see this movie!! I have been waiting for it for a long time! Its bound to be amazing!! Thanks for the review!

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    December 8, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    @Marzouq – yah it is really really good, it’s acted/written in the way that you don’t know what will come soon.

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    December 8, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Yallah will wait for the movie, it took time till we get such movies here in Kuwait!

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    December 8, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    I don’t know if I’ll be watching there is something about it that is just blah!

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    December 8, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    @Cat – true hehee

    @Laialy_q8 – la2 it’s a good movie, I wasn’t so sure of it in the beginning but it turned out great. You should see it :D

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    December 9, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    Awesome, I cant wait to watch the “uncut” version.

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    December 9, 2007 at 7:47 pm

    @Kismat – hahaha yah

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