Friday, 11 December 2015
Mockingjay Part 1 and The Golden Compass - reviews
I had always avoided the movie because I'd heard it wasn't good, but a friend said eh, it's not BAD, it's WATCHABLE ... so I went in.
And she's right.
There's a lot of Big Ideas in the book that don't make it into the movie which is fine as far as it goes, but it means the story in the movie isn't really served and it all feels a bit rushed and muddled.
It's well-cast, though, especially Nicole Kidman as the very chilling Mrs Coulter. Though I do think that Daniel Craig is a bit mis-cast as Lord Asriel - I feel like he's not imposing enough. Dakota Blue Richards is great as Lyra, too.
But the story ... I do have high hopes for the upcoming TV series.
Mockingjay Part 1 was fine, but it felt a bit like filler, which is a shame after Catching Fire was so good.
On to the next, though!