When my husband and I recently went to preview Hairspray starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfieffer, and Zac Efron, we noticed a poster which grabbed our interest for The Golden Compass starring Nicole Kidman.
Anyone who reads my blog knows we are a Catholic family. Nicole Kidman is also Catholic. I was interested in her new film being marketed to kids, based on a children's book series, because it is fantasy. We have a fantasy fan or two numbered among the children in our household. There is also reference made to middle earth, so I figured (as the publicity people wanted me to) there was a connection with Tolkein somewhere. Apparently the only connection is the one the PR people want you to think exists.
Rather than replicate a fine job done by fellow blogger, Thomas Peters over at American Papist, I refer you to his research and review. The movie, coming out in November will not be on the approved list for the children in the Thorns household. Thank you Mr. Peters for your review. I had been planning to read the books to the children in preparation for the movie.
Click the title below to read the article posted by Thomas Peters.