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Golden Compass Movie

Over the weekend, Chris and I went to see the Golden Compass, which I enjoyed, and Chris enjoyed making fun of. But he could see why children would like this movie and thus the novels. But I can see what most people were saying about its faults, one of which was how the heroine teetered between very clever and very stupid.

I'm hoping it makes enough money to try a sequel. I like seeing steampunk movies, however rare they may be. Or would we call this movie dustpunk?

The funny thing about watching this movie was that I kept wondering when oneo of the little boys would capture a fairy and ransom it for something. That never happened in the movie, of course, and for good reason. When I returned home, I went into the place where books sleep and found that the book I was thinking of wasn't the Golden Compass at all. It was Artemis Fowl. I'd mixed up my children's books. None of that surprised me though. I've been having Chris repeat things to me three seconds after he's told me, and again three seconds after he's told me again.

I'm having a difficult time retaining information. I blame it on lack of sleep because anything else would be quite frightening. I asked Chris if I remembered things better before I started working at my new job, because I've been feeling very tired since I started working.

He said no. I was never a good listener.

He said some other things too. But I don't know what it was. I'd already stopped listening.

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amysisson
Dec. 11th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
I'm curious, where is it people are finding Lyra to have acted in a very stupid manner? She caught on to Mrs. Coulter pretty quick. It's probably something really obvious, but my mind is blank (it was a long Monday today). You're not the first I've heard say that, so now I need to know! :-)
lingtm
Dec. 11th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
One obvious one was when Lyra went into the Children's Prison by herself, got caught and almost had her daemon removed. She couldn't wait the fifteen minutes it took the bear and the gyptians to come along and storm the place? She was only saved by Mrs. Coulter's appearance.
stephanieburgis
Dec. 11th, 2007 09:42 am (UTC)
Hee. I've been forgetting tons of stuff people say to me lately (sometimes within seconds!), and it's really embarrassing. I blame it on the weather. We're supposed to be hibernating right now!
lingtm
Dec. 11th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Everyone seems to know that I don't listen well. Even JJ and Joanne, whom I see once a week.

At work, I have to write everything down. I don't remember otherwise.
jmsullivan
Dec. 16th, 2007 07:40 am (UTC)
The problem for me is that the books go steadily downhill from the first one. Subtle Knife is okay, but it's no Golden Compass. And Amber Spyglass is just a mess. Combine that with the normal trailoff through two movie sequels, and the fact that this one doesn't look like it's making enough money to justify the enormous budget, and I don't think things look good for turning this into another big LotR style movie trilogy.

But I could be wrong. There was that one time... :-)
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