Tne first half of this movie from Bobcat Goldthwaite is a joy to behold. It's just wonderful and insightful and everything you could hope for and then it all comes crashing down in a really quite average and joyless second half. On the whole I much preferred 'Super'.
The Golden Compass
The kid playing Lyra is a revelation who acts Nicole Kidman off the screen whenever they're together, the effects are ok, the ending is weak and they've removed the God aspect to appease stupid people and their retarded medieval superstitions. Enjoyable but mindless - I expected better.
Every bit as silly as the comics but done with it's tongue firmly planted in it's cheek. The rationale of the final battle is particularly weak but as a film about a guy with a magical wishing ring it's a bit of fun.
Piss poor attempt at making and saying something worthy about the debacle that is the invasion of Iraq. I have a better idea, take the money you spent on this thing and use it to fund a legal team to bring to justice some of the lying, murdering politicians that got us in this fucking mess in the first place.