ShinyNewVolvoOwner wrote:sarah! wrote:I'm scared because I didn't think the Golden Compass was very good and did not relate to the book that much. I really really hope he doesn't do that with New Moon.
I think that the reason the Golden Compass was not faithful to the book was because the studio was afraid of how the public would take the religious connotations. In His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman made it pretty clear that he's not a fan of God. In the last book, God is killed. So I think that the studio believed (and they're probably right) that the parents would be concerned about what kind of message that is to their children. Even without staying faithful to the book I've heard from a few Moms that they were still concerned about taking thier kids to see the movie. So as I understand it, Weitz would've loved to make a faithful adaptation from book to movie. I think that with New Moon he can have his chance!
Just to clarify, they don't kill God. In Amber Spyglass, They kill an ancient angel who pretended to be God. This angel was tricking everyone to believe he was God because the real God wasn't around. Have to point this out because people always mix up the details on what happened in the book.
Anyways...the movie was nothing like the book, but I still enjoyed the movie nonetheless. Great directing and graphics too.