Thursday, May 24, 2007
Nicole Kidman lights up the fantasy-adventure movie The Golden Compass. Based on the first book of the bestselling trilogy His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, the story is set in a parallel universe where animals have souls and can communicate with people and other creatures of that world. Someone has been kidnapped by a group called the Gobblers and a young girl (played by Dakota Blue Richards) sets out on a quest to rescue her friend. Her choices affect not only the fate of her world but the Earth's as well as the two realities become intertwined. Fans of the fantasy series will be thrilled to see how the movie plays out and depicts the strange characters described in the book.