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29 December 2007 @ 12:05 pm
it ain't exactly the Omen, Mr Pope  
I put off seeing the Golden Compass because I wasn’t all that pushed. The trend for turning good fantasy books into mediocre fantasy films is reaching the overkill stage. However, this was not to say I didn’t want to see it at all, so I rang up for some times today.

Only to be told that it wasn’t on nationwide release.

Because of the.



I’d say ‘OH MY FUCKING GOD,’ but it’s actually his fault, isn’t it?!
Current Mood: infuriatedappalled
Current Music: supermodel (kendall payne)
like a disco: saa... miura seijiravyn_ashling on December 29th, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
You killed me. D: You have just sinned against the Big Man. Ajsakdhlfdjfh; Lol.♥
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: SGA: Elizabethscoradh on December 29th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
I think the not going to Mass and taking his name in vain had me years ago, actually.
like a discoravyn_ashling on December 30th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
But killing is a mortal sin. 0____0

Riakessie on December 29th, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
....but. I've seen it a couple of times already. *blank look*

...oh, wait, you don't actually live in Cork City, right? I keep forgetting. But, but, even the tiny 3-screen cinema in the town over from us had it!

Man, this is unbelievable!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: SGA: whales made us do itscoradh on December 29th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
The weirdest little places had it - like Blackpool cinema. Didn't even know there was a cinema in Blackpool. Not on in Mahon Point! Couldn't get over that. And nowhere near me. Total bummer, dude. On the other hand, I've heard it's not that good.
spark_of_chaosspark_of_chaos on December 29th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
I thought for like ten seconds 'what religious controversy?' and then it clicked. I am apparently from a much less-religious country, because the film is all over the place, but isn't this restriction thing a bit... um... over the top?

every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art thou a witch?scoradh on December 29th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
I would wholeheartedly agree. Everyone I know pays lip-service to Catholicism, but obeys none of its edicts. The funny thing is, the newest cinema in the city is not playing this, and the oldest one is.

It's really annoying - I won't get to see it now.
spark_of_chaosspark_of_chaos on December 29th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
I had never heard of the books (erm?) before I watched the movie, but it was pretty cool - it's like that nine cases out of ten: when you've read the books, the films look so much weaker in comparison. But anyway, I got sidetracked :g: The post sounded as if you've read the series (?), so if that is true, share an opinion? Worth ordering via Internet? :has holiday money and pre-Biophysics exam time:
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Platinum Pair: dirty great snogscoradh on December 29th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, I've read it about three times. Definitely worth buying, I'd say. On the surface, I found them quite simple books, but they're fast-paced, well-plotted, and address some deep-seated moral/religious issues. Wow, that's a lot of double-barrelled adjectives. Anyway, the second two books are better than the first, so if you're wondering about that, keep going.

I read them first without having heard of them, pretty bored, and with not terribly high expectations. I was amply rewarded. I'm not sure how they'd stand up to high expectations, but you should probably read them just to understand what all the fuss is about!
*: SPN: applesofDOOMsometimesophie on December 29th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
Oh WORLD. :/

But yeah. I saw it a few days ago and it has its moments, but the book will safely remain about a gazillion times better.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Attention bunnyscoradh on December 30th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
Mmm, I liked the look of Lyra's dresses, but that's not much to recommend it. The one trailer I saw wouldn't have enticed me if I hadn't read the books (and didn't much, even when I had).

Still bloody irritating though.
land of godless sodomitespixxers on December 30th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
I don't know how I feel about seeing The Golden Compass vs. not seeing The Golden Compass, but I had to take a moment to tell you about the good mood your icon just put me in.

Religious controversies are funny.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 30th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
Yup. Right up until they force you into illegal downloading, not that you needed much pushing stop you from seeing films.

Isn't it awesome? Steal if you like. There's just something yummy about the smell of coloured pencils. (I often choose my icons based on their edibility).
purelytaintedktpurelytaintedkt on December 30th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
You make me smile so damn bad.
grey_hunter on December 30th, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)
here :)

Haven't seen it either. (Yet.)