Delta Films Movie Reviews
The Golden Compass
Review - " The Golden Compass " (in theatres) - By Ken Ellis
"The Golden Compass"
A New Line Cinema release.
Directed, written by Chris Weitz, based on the book "Northern Lights" by Philip Pullman.
Starring Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott and Eva Green.
Magnificent special effects dominate this story of an average youth with special powers that are wanted by both sides, both good and
evil. Eventually, the youngster winds up on Dagobah to be trained by Jedi master Yoda….No! Wait! That's not this film, but you may find
more than one analogy from this plot to "Star Wars", as well as "The Chronicles of Narnia" and even the "Harry Potter" series. There is
also a strong undercurrent of anti-Catholic Church sentiment in here as well. A decent turn by Nicole Kidman playing the 'bad guy' for
once also helps this film quite a bit. As much as the plot itself is somewhat predictable, I wouldn't mind seeing the next chapter at all.
6.2 out of a possible 10
January 24, 2008