The Golden Compass: Get Lost!

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.

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  1. cybergosh says:

    Not even the Ice Bears were any good?


  2. Eros Welker says:

    My friend described Golden Compass as being “Previously on Golden Compass,” a collection of montages and brief scenes but for 2 hours.  I personally didn’t think the ice bears were any good, and was kinda disappointed in Ian McKellan as an armored bear.  I also thought about Coca Cola the whole time, because the bears looked like them instead of some photo-realistic animal. There is one good scene and payoff in it, which is the best of the entire movie, but it was still too little too late.

    FWIW: I don’t hate everything.  I just re-watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and absolutely adored it all over again.  Wonderful, beautiful movie.  Gene Wilder, you rule…d.

  3. cybergosh says:

    There’s a national sneak this Saturday night – so i will just have to see for myself…

  4. cybergosh says:

    I liked the ice bears.  And did not think they looked all that bad.  but maybe my standards are way lowered post-mist.  the lead girl was cool i thought.  but i don’t love the film at all.  something was off.  but i guess i just wanted to say i had not prob with the ending the way it was.  i like endings like that a lot.  BTTF2 best ending in movie history as far as i’m concerned.