Saturday, July 07, 2007
The Golden Compass has grand ambitions to follow The Lord of the Rings as a mega-hit fantasy epic series. Its website has all the ambience to involve fans-—past, present, and future. Earlier (July 2007) you could even take a 20-question test to determine your very own unique animal spirit avatar, or daemon. Mine was a tiger that regally walked into view. Regrettably this charming feature is no longer available (December 2008) on their website. I miss him. Having seen this superlative movie several times, and eagerly awaiting the sequel, I have a new favorite: Yorik Berneson. I have this thing for polar bears. So much for reason and sanity... Still, they are the guiding force of Philip Pullman's masterpiece.