-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

The Golden Compass Movie Review

The Golden Compass Movie Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 07, 2007
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Philip Pullmans award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials comes to life in this new winter blockbuster. Can the film live up to the book it was based on? Kidzworld has the review!

Philip Pullman's award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials comes to life in this new winter blockbuster. Can the film live up to the books it was based on? Kidzworld has the review!

Whatever Lyra Wants

Lyra Belacqua is a 12 year-old orphan who spends her days looking for mischief with her BFF Roger at the prestigious Jordan College. But trouble comes looking for Lyra when she's given the Golden Compass - a device that can provide the answer to any question. Lyra uses the compass to look for children who have been abducted by a radical government wing that wants to rid people of their free will.

The Snow Queen

Enter Marisa Coulter (Nicole Kidman), a mysterious traveler who whisks Lyra to the far north, along with Lyra's personal demon Pantalaimon (Freddie Highmore). Lyra soon realizes that Marisa is more Wicked Stepmother than she is Fairy Godmother, and escapes into her new snowy environment.

Asriel, Lord Asriel

Lyra makes friends with a host of fantastic creatures, such as the good witch Serafina Pekkala, and a giant armored polar bear named Iorek Byrnison. We also meet Lyra's uncle, Lord Asriel (James Bond's Daniel Craig) who is researching "Dust", which he believes connects us to parallel universes. Oh yeah, it's a complicated story.

The Bottom Line

The Golden Compass is a beautifully realized adaptation of Philip Pullman's book of the same name, but the heart and soul of the film don't quite make the cut. While the His Dark Materials trilogy is thought-provoking stuff and even a little controversial, the movie is too sanitized to really get you thinking. Still, if you're looking for a fun holiday movie, this is sure to please. But make sure to pick up the book, too. It's a way better adventure!

The Golden Compass Rating:3

Related Stories:

 

0 Comments

Related Stories

Golden compass poll

What's Your Fave Fantasy Read?

  • The His Dark Materials trilogy.
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
  • Two words: Harry Potter!
  • The Seventh Tower series.

Entertainment In The Forums

-Oracle-
-Oracle- posted in Movies:
The Wrong Turn
reply about 15 hours
Jolly-Rancher206
"Power is lost or won, never created or destroyed. Power is a visitor to, not a possession of, those it empowers." -The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
reply about 17 hours
SmartSunnyShadow
No offense, but everyone keeps singing that song, and it's getting so old, I hate it so much!!!! I made some really funny, but offensive theories of Elsa, and I hate it so much, like I want to blow up Disney for that. 
reply about 18 hours
Dan_and_Phil
Dan_and_Phil posted in Movies:
I dont like it much, though i probably would if it wasnt in the movie and i didnt have to hear people singing it in the halls every time i past by. Now i find myself banging my head on every door/desk/wall/person etc. i can possibly find just to get the song out of my head.
reply 1 day
XxRuby_PhoenixxX
Loathe it. 
reply 1 day