THE GOLDEN COMPASS (Theatrical Release USA 2007)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

The Golden Compass—
inspired by novelist Philip Pullman’s stories—shows great imagination working within a parallel universe where working with personal daemons, powerful armor-shielded bears, and rescuing orphans becomes the common place. The movie is a WOW! piece of entertainment that features the voices of actors like Ian McShane, Freddie Highmore, and Ian McKellen. Dakota Blue Richards, who plays Lyra, does an outstanding job.

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Young Lyra (Dakota Blue Richards) takes a trip with Mrs. Coulter (Nicole Kidman) and finds Mrs. Coulter has a serious agenda that affects orphans, Gyptian children, and children from poor families.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Chris Weitz for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Toby Emmerich, Michael Lynne, Ileen Maisel, Andrew Miano, Mark Ordesky, Robert Shaye, and Paul Weitz for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lord Asriel (Daniel Craig), Roger (Ben Walker), Pantalaimon (voice of Freddie Highmore), Iorek Byrnison (voice of Ian McKellen), Serafina Pekkala (Eva Green), John Faa (Jim Carter), Farder Coram (Tom Courtenay), Ragnar Sturlusson (voice of Ian McShane), Lee Scoresby (Sam Elliott), and First High Councilor (Christopher Lee).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The story is complicated and rich in symbolism. The film deserves a sequel.

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