Vatican Daily slams Kidman-Craig starrer The Golden Compass

December 20th, 2007 - 5:07 pm ICT by admin  

London, Dec 20 (ANI): The official Vatican Daily lOsservatore Romano has slammed the newly released Nicole Kidman-Daniel Craig starrer The Golden Compass and the book series on which the movie was made.

The Golden Compass, fantasy film based upon Northern Lights, the first novel in Philip Pullman’s trilogy His Dark Materials, has been called the most anti-Christmas film possible, by the newspaper.

The Vatican daily blasted director Chris Weitzs adaptation, saying that honest viewers gifted with a critical spirit will find the movie devoid of any particular emotion apart from a great chill.

In Pullmans world, hope simply does not exist, because there is no salvation but only personal, individualistic capacity to control the situation and dominate events, Variety quoted the newspaper, as stating.

The Vatican in its long editorial further slammed Pullman, a well known British atheist whose books have ruffled the feathers of the U.S.-based Catholic League, which has also called for a boycott of the pic.

The newspaper also stated that since the film has received lukewarm response, they are hoping that the feedback would force New Line to cancel plans to shoot the remainder of the trilogy.
If that should happen, it wouldnt be a big loss, the newspaper stated. (ANI)

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