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Alternate view on 'Golden Compass'

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By The Staff

Dear Editor,When the first Harry Potter movie arrived in theaters several years ago, many Catholic families had divided views about the film. Some enjoyed it as an innocent and intriguing fantasy. Others avoided it because of its emphasis on magic.But the screen adaptation of Philip Pullman’s “The Golden Compass” will likely produce far more agreement. No matter how one looks at it, “The Golden Compass” is a bad film.In fact, secular critics have been less than kind to the movie, and for good reason. It’s long, complicated, and despite a very gifted supporting cast and wonderful special effects, the story is finally lifeless. Much of the movie takes place in the polar north, and the iciness of the setting is a perfect metaphor for the chilly, sterile spirit at the heart of the story.Anyone expecting a playful children’s fantasy would do well to look elsewhere.As many readers will already know, Pullman is an atheist, and “The Golden Compass” – the first book in his trilogy “His Dark Materials” – is a calculated counter-story to Christian-based fantasies like “The Lord of the Rings” and “Narnia.”The aggressively anti-religious, anti-Christian undercurrent in “The Golden Compass” is unmistakable. The wicked Mrs.


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