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re: the 'golden compass'
erm, no. that's wrong, non?
is that on the trailer?
I'm going with my family on Boxing Day, SO excited.
mr movieman says it.
i was like, errrrrr wtf
should be enough to tell you that it's wrong.
It looks horrific.
But there is no way in hell it is going to be as good as the book.
I first read the Golden Compass when it was first released in North America. I was 12 at the time and had trouble following it, but since then I've read it probably 20 times. I'll definately see the movie but I'm not holding my breath.
The worst part of the trailer is when the Master says to Lyra, "It's the golden compass..." very dramatically- when they never actually used that phrase in the books! Also, Pan sounding like a five year old is funny.
It's dumbed down, but not technically incorrect.
For instance, if I had one, I'd totally use it to rule the universe. Or at least a .central Asian autonomous banana republic