Not THAT bad...
I must confess that I never read the trilogy of books written by Phillip Pullman, so I don´t know if this movie makes justice to the original material…Personally I liked it. I thought that it was a funny, interesting film, with a rich and inspiring mythology.
Too bad that many parts of the story were muddled and hard to follow (Apparently, New Line make a lot of edits to the film in order to make this story less “offensive” in order to avoid the controversies and the criticism from the Christian groups…It didn´t work, they still hated the film)
Still, It wasn´t so bad as most of the reviews said(Actually, along with “About a Boy” it must be one of the best works of the director, Chris Weitz) True, it isn´t at the same level of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, but it worked very well as a sophisticated fantasy film. Of course, it had a lot of clichés (How many times we have seen the story of the Chosen One that have to save the world?) but The Cliché Storm wasn´t a problem for me.
I give it 6 of 10 stars.