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The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass (Amazon link coming soon, but for some reason the link builder isn’t working) is coming to theaters soon (trailer) and a whole bunch of Christian groups are preparing to protest the movie, New Line (the film’s distributors) and in general making a fuss over the whole film and books. The controversy undoubtedly will make the film more popular then it would have been without the protest, as these things always do; however, unlike the Last Temptation of Christ, a crappy film that few would have seen had it not been for the protests, the Golden Compass has broad appeal and would be a huge commercial success even without the controversy, now it gets to be even more popular.
Some minor spoilers may be coming so keep that in mind as we go on. To be safe, I’ll bury the rest below the break.
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