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September 2, 2007 / Toby Dayton

The Golden Compass Will Be The Best Movie In 2007


For anyone who has read the books (Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy), there is little doubt that the Golden Compass will be the best movie in 2007. One look at the movie trailer or the extended clip shown at Comic Con and it’s clear that New Line Cinema and director Chris Weitz got it right. Even the movie’s web site is well done and a thoroughly entertaining place to spend 30 minutes or so. The movie looks absolutely phenomenal and appears to live up to all the potential of the books. Good thing too, given the $180 million budget that was essential in order to create talking polar bears, parallel universes, daemons for every character in the story, and a working alethiometer, the coolest device ever invented by someone other than Steve Jobs. If you haven’t read the books, I would highly recommend reading them. They are fantastically entertaining.

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