I read, and really enjoyed, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials a while back, so I was really looking forward to this film, the first of three. Unfortunately it just isn’t very good. It should be. The story is a wonderful one, Kidman and Craig are fantastic, although Craig isn’t really on screen for all that long, and Dakota Blue Richards is wonderful as Lyra. Some of the other kids aren’t too great, but we’ll let them away. The special effects are, for the most part, superb. The polar bears in particular are fantastic.
Northern Lights / The Golden Compass The Subtle Knife The Amber Spyglass First line [The Golden Compass]: Lyra and her daemon moved through the darkening hall, taking care to keep to one side, out of sight of the kitchen In the first of these three novels we meet Lyra, a young girl living in a […]