Since it's just after midnight while I'm writing this-- yesterday, we went to see The Golden Compass at the movie theater.
It was fantastic. Like other Objectivist bloggers, I usually agree with Scott Holleran @ BoxOfficeMojo, but here, he's way off base. I found the film to be superbly well crafted-overall-with my only--minor--complaint being that some of the dialog seemed a bit choppy to me. But, that's only because I loved the books so much, which I wrote about almost three years ago here:
This film has just the right pace, is visually stimulating, and the casting is brilliant. Plus, the added feature of having one of my favorite singer's, Kate Bush, on the soundtrack, makes this one of my instant favorites.
If you haven't yet seen this film, GO. Buy the books, you will be pleased. Now, having said that, Pullman is no Objectivist, but he is a serious thinker, grappling with meaningful issues.
I do hope the other two books will now be made into films, to finish the trilogy.