The Golden Compass Monday, December 10th, 2007
Charming and exciting, The Golden Compass has every ingredient for the perfect fantasy movie. The story is larger then life with such imagination that watching the movie quickly becomes synonymous with wishing you were in the movie instead of in the theater. Adapted from the best selling novel known as Northern Lights, written in 1995 by an English writer Philip Pullman as the first part of “His Dark Materials” trilogy - followed by The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. The talented cast includes Nicole Kidman who manages to perfect beauty on screen in this feature, Daniel Craig the blue eyed charmer, Eva Green the sexy as ever finance manager and traitor love interest from Craig’s Casino Royale, and the unknown Dakota Blue Richards. The powerful and easy to love exiled armored bear boosts the voice of none other then the regal and audibly intense Ian McKlellen.
Take the ridiculous zealot interpretation that the children’s Daemons (pronounced demons) have even the slightest antireligious tone and toss that silly crap right out the window. There is nothing that isn’t pure innocent imagination in this movie. The story line’s conceptual model of the daemons is so charming and fantastical, so reassuring and comforting in the most good natured of ways that I was left was a wish for a Daemon of my own! Which you can can get at
It’s absolutely beautiful, the effects are spectacular, and the story is compelling. Rumor has it the next two films are only slated with the caveat that number does well. So I urge you all to head to the theatre this holiday season with all your friends and family suspend your belief or rather your lack of and get a good dose of feel good adventure.
In case your curious, which naturally I was….here is my very own Dawngrrl Gametart Daemon. If you see me walking around downtown Christmas shopping and there is a raccoon on my shoulder, don’t be too alarmed, he’s a good friend and has a keen eye for hot shoes.