A young girl embarks on a perilous journey to rescue her best friend and fight the forces of darkness in director Chris Weitz's adaptation of the first installment of author Philip Pullman's best-selling fantasy trilogy. Screen newcomer Dakota Blue Richards stars as young heroine Lyra Belacqua, Casino Royale star Daniel Craig appears as Lyra's ruthless adventurer uncle, Lord Asriel, and Nicole Kidman assumes the glamorous guise of the villainous Mrs. Coulter. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Nothing about killing God in this film. It was a spectacular, exciting story of a child's adventure, basically. I was riveted to my seat. The story and characters were really believable. I also loved the song about Lyra at the end of the movie. Hope there's another one and it's not a lame sequel. My demon (a tiger) will not tolerate that.
I am a huge fan of the His Dark Materials trilogy. I loved every part of the book, and was extremely thrilled to see the movie. But from the very begining, I notice things were a little off. Certain parts were out of order, certain parts never even happened in the book, and many parts were missing. The storyline was generally similar, though alot of the details were absent. The ending in the movie was abrupt, and did not include almost all of the key events that the ending of the book had. Not only were the little details missing, but the big climax that the story builds up to was as well. I was severely disappointed, and do not recommend this movie to anyone who has read the book.
I liked this movie alot. It is a great start to a series I hope to see more of. I wasn't blown away by the visuals nor blown away by the story, but the premise and the intrigue in the movie held my attention throughout. You must seperate yourself from the comments about the book. If you see this as a MOVIE, there is alot to like.