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Protests Over The Golden Compass

Protests Over The Golden Compass

Catholics and other religious groups have organized boycotts of The Golden Compass, a film based on a children's book by an avowed atheist. What are their complaints?

  • Directly competing with Margot at the Wedding, which they love

  • Compasses inherently promote travel and broadened horizons

  • The most sympathetic character is not killed in a prolonged and bloody torture sequence

  • Though God is not referenced directly, subtitles pop up on screen to remind viewers when things symbolize God and religion

  • Daniel Craig would be better served doing the Lord's work in the next Bond installment

  • Breaks unspoken rule that talking CGI animals must be allegorical to Catholicism

  • Would have enjoyed some broader anti-Semitic themes

  • LULZ


    ( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
    Dec. 13th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
    TheOnion occasionally gets a hit here and there...
    Dec. 14th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
    Yeah, my "the onion" tags are Dec, Nov, Sep, Sep, Jan, of this year, and once in Sep of 05. Not exactly consistent. Although it looks like recently they've been better.
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