The Golden Compass (2007)

The Golden Compass proves the point that just about everyone thinks they can do fantasy these days. Add in a little Harry Potter, stir with some Lord of the Rings, maybe a little Chronicles of Narnia, and hey, we can do fantasy, right? Nothing can be further than the truth.

After half an hour, I just couldn't take it anymore. Even Nicole Kidman herself, and LOTR veteran voice Ian McKellen couldn't keep this runaway freight train of a movie on track. It simply doesn't make enough sense, talking about "dust" and strangling each others "familiars" or whatever they called them to proceed with watching the rest of this film. This film is just plain stupid. Into the DVD reject pile The Golden Compass goes.

Overall Grade: Incomplete

Reviewed by Jonas

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