Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Golden Compass (2007): review- 3/10

An orphan is given responsibility for a magical compass which tells the truth.

Extraordinary imagery and animation does not compensate for a lack of emotional connection.

It is impossible to become emotionally involved in the character's dilemmas because the plot is so fussy and their dilemmas so obscurely related.

It's hard to know who this film is really for. From the cast, one presumes it's made for children of about 10-14 years, but the story is surely much too convoluted for them- and the themes of the film hard to relate to (freedom of academics to conduct research is one of them).

Thus, despite the amazing photography and animation, the film is boring.

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