“The Golden Compass”: Girl power and polar bears

I haven’t read The Golden Compass or any of the other books in Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. I feel like I should be embarrassed about that.

I do know, however, that the posters and trailer for the new film, starring Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards and Eva Green, are pretty awesome:

A fantasy adventure about a girl, rather than boy wizards or dwarves or elves or whatever? Fantastic indeed. Where was this movie when I was a kid?

Here’s the trailer — I saw it before Hairspray, if you needed another reason to go see that fabulous flick.


I’m totally going to dream about polar bears and flying tonight. Not that that’s unusual. I do hope Sam Elliott doesn’t show up though.

The Golden Compass premieres in December.

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