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The Golden Compass 2007

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization...

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I gave it a 6.5/10 for various reasons.
As a matter of fact, I decided to watch the movie in order to comprehend better the first book, which I rather liked. But I hated the fact that the plot was moving rapidly, a hurry was quite obvious over there, plus they changed the story extremely much as it is depicted in the book. There were serious differences and changes of the chronological order of the facts, which reduced the overall magic. It was a shame, if you ask me. Another reason which displeased me, was that the actual end was not included in the movie. I never understood that. THe facts that should follow normally were critical and very interesting!
Other than these, I cannot deny it was a good movie. If one hasn't read the books, will seriously enjoy it, as long as s/he can understand the events and the ideas of the creators. It's a much perplexed story anyway. But the performances especially, are totally worth!!
Very magical world. The soul living outside the body was a really cool concept, I thought. Can't believe it got so much flak for being "anti-Christian" >.<
wasn´t bad, it was just weird that the peoples souls in this film are called demons, I can´t give it a good rating since the film part 2 didn´t happen so you get a incomplete ending.
Are you serious? They discontinued the sequels because of some idiotic religious movement thinking it was anti-christian? Wish I was stinking, filthy rich in moments like these. I'd have financed ALL of the fuggen sequels and paid such ridiculous amounts to Nicole Kidman, Christopher Lee, etc,... They'd have said 'Yes' in a jiffy! This was so, so, so much better than Narnia (loved the books, hated the flicks!) Disgusted! Pffft! Anyways, most highly recommended 11/10
Great film. It's a shame they will not make the other two films. I read the books before the film came out and loved them. I have been planning to read them again, but I can't find my first book. I was surprised to learn these were an epic fantasy retelling of Paradise Lost, which is one of my favorite things. I wonder if these books instilled something in me when I was younger that I did not realize. Books are recommended to anyone who thinks the film is good... books are much better, obviously.
Link on Solar yea! Going to watch at the weekend!
@Misabel13 Found it!
The Ruby in the Smoke was made by the BBC. Billy Piper played the lead, Sally Lockhart.
Also I founf that BBC radio 4 did `His Dark Materials Trilogy` I know you can buy the audio book but Radio 4 sometimes repeat most of the plays they do.
Hope this was of some help and someone make the sequel!
@adonis1066 Hi! That would be great, thanks :-) I love the books too! I heard it got better ratings in Europe, at least in Denmark it did, anyway, it was too bad :-(
@Misabel13 They thought the same thing in Europe. I did like this film and was looking forward to a sequel to. They made the ending differently than the book to be set up for a sequel.
Iam over 40 and think that the Philip Pullman books are really good. I think the BBC did a mini of one of the books.I will find out and post it here when I find it.
Great movie .. loved the scene of the Battle Bears
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