Monday, July 2, 2007

Interesting Movie Coming In December

Christy and I went to see the new Fantastic 4 movie over the weekend. It was ok. Don't look for it to win any awards, but if you liked the first one the second keeps things going reasonably well.

What was really interesting, however, was one of the previews that we saw. New Line Cinema may live to regret the hype they are creating, but The Golden Compass looks to be worthwhile.

This the first movie in a trilogy based on the books written by Philip Pullman. I am not familiar with his work, but I do intend to read the book before The Golden Compass comes out.

These movies may be set up for failure though. The trailer implies that these movies will be on par with The Lord of the Rings trilogy that Peter Jackson directed earlier this decade. While they may turn out to be fine, successful movies, that is a tall order. We'll see.

Until next time...

EDIT: Please see my follow up post regarding this movie.


Mark Ritchie said...

So, have you read anything about Pullman (Golden Compass author) and his intentional anti-Christian philosophy of storytelling? You can find stuff all over the internet, but here is just one link.

Philip Heath said...

Yes, this information is actually available on his own web site. He was very big on the impossibility of knowing whether or not there is a god, and he chooses to believe that there is not one. It seems that the contradiction of his choice is lost on him. He still has faith - faith that there is no god.