Everything Wrong With The Golden Compass In 14 Minutes Or Less

  • Published on:  9/18/2018
  • The Golden Compass was definitely a movie that happened. You didn't imagine that. It was a thing. And it went away. Probably because they spent the entire first movie spraying exposition all over the screen. Here are the sins. TV SIns: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe4b...Thursday: Reissued CinemaSins video.Remember, no movie is without sin! Which movie's sins should we expose next?!Podcast: http://soundcloud.com/cinemasinsSins Video Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy-v4c...Tweet us: http://twitter.com/cinemasinsReddit with us: http://reddit.com/r/cinemasinsTumble us: http://cinema-sins.tumblr.comCall us: 405-459-7466Jeremy's book: http://theablesbook.com Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/cinemasi...


  • Bryce McKenzie
    Bryce McKenzie 11 months ago+2750

    Does Anyone else remember this movie? I thought I dreamed it.

  • Richard Gautney
    Richard Gautney 11 months ago+860

    To be fair, the golden compass book came out two years before the first Harry Potter book, so... who's ripping off who?

  • Ray
    Ray 11 months ago+475

    You doing this movie and Avril Lavigne releasing a new song really makes me question what year it is.

  • Jack _of_alltrades
    Jack _of_alltrades 11 months ago+511

    There are many universes
    14 000 605 in fact, and I've only seen one where cinema sins does infinity war.....

  • Quill Maurer
    Quill Maurer 11 months ago+149

    The biggest sin of this movie, in my opinion, is that they tried to water down the anti-religion theme of the book, removing a lot of very important aspects of the story and making a lot of the background and motivations vague, resulting in a lousy movie, yet it was still had enough anti-religion, as well as just it's existence from it's source material, that the religious establishment hated it and campaigned against it. Result was that it didn't make either the religious or the secular (especially those who have read the book) audiences happy. Thus it bombed at the box office, and the intended sequels were never made - had they made the sequels it probably would have all fit together into a better context, resolving the biggest complaint this guy had that the story wasn't resolved - it needed the sequels for any of it to make any sense. Had they not tried to appease the religious people, which would be impossible given the source material, the movie would have turned out decent. If you can't make everyone happy, at least make some people - the people who would ever want this movie period - happy. Also, really wish they'd kept the original ending, the last two chapters of the book rather than this vague "off into the sunset" ending, but I guess they just would have added that to the next movie had it been made.

  • nickynak3
    nickynak3 11 months ago+1046

    This film is heartbreaking because they had a fantastic story, gorgeous visuals and a stellar cast, but still managed to make a crap film? I just don't understand how they managed it.

  • River Griffith
    River Griffith 5 months ago+39

    I think when you have a giant world building story like this, where you need this much exposition, it’s much better suited to a tv series

  • Nathan Gamble
    Nathan Gamble 11 months ago+55

    Reading the book doesn't make the movie seem better, it just makes it seem worse. The story is really badly explained, and not even well acted, despite all the big names. A few characters got merged together in ways that don't make sense for the story, and they removed some important character deaths: Tony Makarios got merged with Billy Costa, and he doesn't die, which introduced a couple of sins and removes the important point that intercision is nearly always fatal.
    The Dark Materials trilogy is a very weird and convoluted story though. They start travelling between parallel universes, there's a load of stuff going on with angels and demons, they have a big war, some people die, everyone goes to the afterlife to get the dead people back, morally ambiguous monsters turn out not to be so bad, god dies, etc.
    Honestly I wonder if it really works as a film at all.
    By the way, "gobblers separating demons from kids" isn't a subplot, it's actually the main plot of the story. It's the thing that drives the rest of the series. For some reason the film ends before the end of the book.

  • Whitney Lackenbauer
    Whitney Lackenbauer 5 months ago+50

    Your daemon only takes a shape after you become an adult, and your daemon shape can be based on your position and job

  • Raimar Lunardi
    Raimar Lunardi 11 months ago+435

    Is is just me or he seems angrier with this movie picking things that he let go on others?

  • Hasan Ahmed
    Hasan Ahmed 11 months ago+1995

    Golden Compass is due for a reboot

  • Emily Singh
    Emily Singh 11 months ago+128

    This film is total shit. The book was such an amazing piece of writing and this movie does no justice the the book

  • Lila H
    Lila H 11 months ago+47

    This movie has got to be the biggest waste of a brilliant source material in cinema history. The book is legit one of the best I've ever read and this movie just completely butchered it.

  • Eva
    Eva 11 months ago+78


  • Devil Mod
    Devil Mod 11 months ago+19

    I’ve been following CinemaSins for over half a year now and I’ve only just noticed he would make a great Kermit voice actor

  • Justafan IV
    Justafan IV 11 months ago+924

    The funny thing is, the movie did alright internationally, but the studio had already sold the rights to overseas profits.
    Whomever the moron is who thought that a movie based on a book with heavy anti-religious undertones would do better in the US (typically more religious than most overseas markets) than overseas where the book is still popular deserves to be unemployed.

  • Kuda Mutamba
    Kuda Mutamba 2 months ago+6

    Man this is a great book
    But the movie adaption is almost as bad Percy jackson

  • JazzMan
    JazzMan 2 months ago+9

    Jeremy simultaneously wants MORE and LESS things explained to him

  • rhys瑞斯
    rhys瑞斯 11 months ago+15

    Words can't express how much I loved the trilogy of books.
    Again words fail me when I try to describe how sad and disappointed this adaptation made me.

  • Matt Roberts
    Matt Roberts 11 months ago+10

    I read these books, plot really didn't become clear until book 2 when the other universes came into play. Very much had a unique wavelength that the movie didn't capture. Was good, detailed storytelling for about 3/4 the way, 3 books or was it 4 ? then as the story wound down it did get dark and to the personal level complete with a travel in and out of a hellish region which was longish and followed just the main character for AWHILE. The last book definitely lost all sense of enjoyable childish adventure, even though you always knew some serious concepts were involved. An interesting world was all laid out ready for an epic conclusion, but then it just had an ending. It was a uniquely odd story that came at you from a different angle and I remember a feeling than you were never filled in on motives and meanings, the ah ha moment when the bad guy is clearly the bad guy and taken care of never really came. The plot and characters didn't fall apart or anything....just definitely different. Not an easy one to abbreviate into film and the production didn't quite overcome that. Somehow the golden locket universe didn't get expressed in the movie, felt reminded of similar characters and other movies more than the world in the book.