So, where are all the moviegoers on my flist? There hasn't been a peep out of anyone about The Golden Compass since it opened on Dec. 7th, and that surprises me. It seemed the sort of film that would spark interest and anticipation, and I was looking forward to hearing what people had to say.
I went to see the film yesterday afternoon. Loved it. They've done an excellent job of translating the novel to the screen; the changes that were made are intelligent ones, and take nothing away from the story. The armoured bears and the daemons (especially the childrens' shape-shifting ones) are quite wonderful, and the film is stunning to look at. And Mrs. Coulter's golden monkey daemon is as creepy in the film as he is in the book. Go see the film before you die of holiday exhaustion!