05 Jan

The Golden Compass

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Grade: A-

Although The Golden Compass looks like a children’s movie, it is rated PG-13 and there is so much violence, and such a hard story to follow, that kids under age 10 should not attend.

The movie is wonderful!  It is magical, adventurous, and wild.  And it looks like we’re going to see more of it, because the ending left us hanging, ready for a sequel!  Since this is part of a trilogy of books, I expect that the movies will follow the same format.

Great cast – Nicole Kidman is the evil one in the movie.  Daniel Craig is the mysterious good guy.  Dakota Blue Richards is the most amazing little girl!  She is brave and strong and sweet and vulnerable all at the same time.  A true heroine!

Effects are incredible.  I love the armored bear!  The costumes, the setting, the whole vibe is other-worldly.  Tons of great messages about friendship, loyalty, determination, strength, and being true to yourself.

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