I just saw The Golden Compass, a film I thought I wasn’t going to like, and I have no idea why I went in thinking this. I hadn’t read the books, hadn’t seen the trailers, and I didn’t know what to expect. I may or may not fully review this closer to the film’s release, but allow me to share a few choice observations: Unlikeable children, bears, dust, digi-creatures, more bears, more dust, Sam Elliott as an aero-cowboy, “witches” with long, unwieldly names, and, as my friend Russell so wonderfully put it, an ending more shameless in its sequel promotion than Back to the Future 2… and that had a trailer for the next one attached to it!

I Am Legend, please save me.

By E-G 421