Friday, February 01, 2008
Movie Review: Golden Compass
Boring. Extremely. Visual Effects alone cannot make an entertaining movie.
Much like Narnia, some 8-year old girl is the lead character. Movies are saturated with kids-as-lead-stars stories. There is also a bear and a host of other boring characters. I think we have seen it all. Never Ending Story was much better. This movie has nothing new to serve. Well maybe except for one thing. I liked the a-daemon-to-a-person concept.
In those days when Ramarajan or Vijaykanth get a successful movie playing a cop or a villager. They milk that roletype until it runs dry. They only let go of those roles only after 3-4 such similar movies. This whole trilogy nonsense has now been beaten to death. Now suddenly all the 'enthu' parties will buy the book and bore everyone to death about inane details in that book that - god forbid -may cause a "controversy". LOTR, Harry Potter, Narnia - now this. Then finally we will be told that Gandalf, Dumbledore, Bear and someoneelse was gay.