Movie Critique – The Golden Compass Fails To Live Up To The Controversy Or Possibly Not
October 11, 2010 by Jaime Lopez
Well despite watching the motion picture, I am still left to wonder what all of the big controversy is about.
I’d never browsed the book collection that New Line Cinema is hoping to become the next Harry Potter and in the event that the motion picture is an indication of what is to come. I’m not even sure that I want to see part 2 nor 3, if they ever get it made.
I could somewhat understand why the Catholic League is protesting this film, but in the end it’s a great deal to do about not a very good motion picture.
Ok now what I liked about the movie, The casting of Sam Elliott as Lee Scoresby was exactly what that role required. When you see him in the motion picture, you soon realize that he is a lot more that what he seems in the beginning.
The casting of Ian McKellen as being the voice of Iorek Byrnison, being an armored bear. At this moment I had no idea what a bear would do with that kind of serious armor protection, but with the voice of Sir Ian, you think that he will protect the hero of the motion picture.
At this point I realize that this film is part 1 of the 3 part story, but the first should have been a lot better than what we were given. I’d said earlier that I hadn’t read the books yet but even I could tell that something just wasn’t right nor was it making sense in the way it was told in the film, it simply seemed like way too many holes were with this movie. It looks about 40-60 minutes too short.
So, from what I possibly could tell if you’re an enormous fan from the book then do not even see the movie at all, you will leave the movie theater, very angry. For those who have young kids (10 years old or more) then this looks like it would be a good motion picture for them to see.
Parents, it’ll leave you frustrated. I can imagine a great film with this film, nevertheless all we get in an additional mess by the end of the day.