Everything Wrong With The Golden Compass In 14 Minutes Or Less

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  • 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.

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  • Bryce McKenzie (Sep 18, 2018)

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

  • Juan Simón Primera (Apr 16, 2019)

    +Angie TY so much! My heart thanks you

  • X Ramirez (Apr 11, 2019)

    Wtf same

  • Ray (Sep 20, 2018)

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

  • Richard Gautney (Sep 19, 2018)

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

  • Ugly German Truths (2 days ago)

    But the potterbooks originated as verbal goodnight stories to J K Rowlings nieces or whatever... at least ten years before the first one got printed...

  • S St. (May 13, 2019)

    +Raeburn Oliver "The Secret of Platform 13" by Eva Ibbotson, "Wizard's Hall" by Jane Yolen, Cinderella, "The Lord of the Rings" by Tolkien...

  • Archie Orridge (Sep 19, 2018)

    Its funny because this film was so awful at explaining anything, whereas the book made sense (for the most part)

  • sadlythis is one of the things that tend to kill book adaptionsespecially this one, since there was such an abundance of terminology and alt universe stuff

  • Steven Gibson (May 4, 2019)

    agreed

  • Jack _of_alltrades (Sep 19, 2018)

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

  • Star Hunter (Feb 14, 2019)

    +TheCumberCoIlective Oh hush. Just enjoy the joke.

  • Aidan Kohl (Sep 27, 2018)

    Honestly we getting sins on a movie like 10 years old but where’s thanos car?

  • Raimar Lunardi (Sep 19, 2018)

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

  • I for one like the book being named The Gold Compass(and it's what the Swedish name translates to), makes a nice plot meaningful trifecta, with the subtle knife, and the amber spyglass

  • Henry Blake (Apr 15, 2019)

    Because the expectation of this film were so high because it was based on one of the best book series ever written and then they completely butchered it and made the worst film ever. But at least they called it the golden compass and didn't use the actual title do you can ignore it.

  • Toddpunchify (Sep 19, 2018)

    I mean....it made me aware of the books, at least?

  • TRASH! TRASH! How about I throw the Gold and Compass at you!

  • Gold and Compass is the movie that told me about the importance of eating healthy!

  • Quill Maurer (Sep 20, 2018)

    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 th...

  • Angie (Apr 5, 2019)

    I feel like this movie failed cuz it just doesn't fit in the big screen. I mean, I bet someone -- literally anyone -- could have adapted the first book into something waaay better than this, but I honestly find it difficult to imagine a 2 hour movie that manages to fit everything the book had to say. So THANK GOODNESS they couldn't go through with the sequels and they're trying again as a series instead.

  • Ronald Duttweiler (Jan 13, 2019)

    The main problem was not realizing that they actually needed to explain things in this movie, not just wait for all the explanations to happen later. Nobody knew what was happening, and they were so sure they would get a sequel, they didn't bother trying to make this movie good on its own

  • Nathan Gamble (Sep 19, 2018)

    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 v...

  • well tbh the main plot is "lyra goes wherever the plot tells her, aka acting out destiny, like 5 wars going on in the backround, also she ends up in them sometimes" with lots of interesting stuff strewn on and around it to make it seem less noticeableit's rather "gobblers are kidnapping" that is central to that part of the moviethere weren't any demons tho, right? just fallen angels also who do you mean with morally ambiguous monsters? mrs. coulter&lord asrial? important note, ...

  • nickynak3 (Sep 18, 2018)

    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.

  • Priscilla Austin (May 12, 2019)

    +Amandine Hel whaaaaaaaatttt??!!! I need to see this.

  • Tentons O'fun (Apr 12, 2019)

    Because they jammed so much crap into it that it felt like an information pamphlet without any flow or good story. We had almost no investment in the characters and this just seemed like an introduction to the universe (although the bear was awesome)