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Ahhhh.. I took some time today and watched, The Golden Compass, that I had bought for my brother.

I would have a difficult time not enjoying this movie since I liked the books so much.  The only down side is that it is ONLY the first book!

But who could not like it with the cast it has!?

 Nicole Kidman …  Marisa Coulter
 Daniel Craig …  Lord Asriel
 Dakota Blue Richards …  Lyra Belacqua
 Ben Walker …  Roger
 Freddie Highmore …  Pantalaimon (voice)
 Ian McKellen …  Iorek Byrnison (voice)
 Eva Green …  Serafina Pekkala
 Jim Carter …  Lord John Faa
 Tom Courtenay …  Farder Coram
 Ian McShane …  Ragnar Sturlusson (voice)
 Sam Elliott …  Lee Scoresby
 Christopher Lee …  First High Councilor
 Kristin Scott Thomas …  Stelmaria (voice)
 Edward de Souza …  Second High Councilor
 Kathy Bates …  Hester (voice)

    Even before it began I had remembered the ads and that Ian McKellan was the voice of  the bear, Iorek Byrnison ! Loved the character when I read the books so this just was icing on the cake!

      Oh! and Sam Elliott as Lee Scoresby! Hello!?!!   (can we say, “one of the sexiest voices around?!!) 

About now I can hear you saying, “oh man, she’s into  old men!”

“Hell yes!”, I’m an old lady ya think I want a youngun?  Nada!

And yes, I know Ian is gay.. so what?!  He’s still ma-hhhhrvelous to watch!

You young ladies can drool over Daniel Craig, and you can leave the “oldies but goodies” to me!  :o)

It’s a good movie!! And the eyecandy adds to watching it,  you may want to put it on your TBW (To Be Watched) list..!   But I will say that the books are still a bit better than the movie, so keep them on your TBR list if you haven’t already read them.

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