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‘His Dark Materials’ author Philip Pullman reveals why he thinks ‘The Golden Compass’ film could have been better

However the writer is “delighted” with the TV adaptation of ‘His Darkish Supplies’

Philip Pullman has defined why he thinks the movie adaptation of his guide The Golden Compass didn’t obtain a stronger essential reception.

The writer said that, whereas he didn’t wish to be “too essential” of the 2007 movie, he felt the forged “did the perfect that might be completed with the time that they had, which merely wasn’t sufficient”. On the evaluation aggregator web site Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has an approval ranking of 42%, with an common rating of 5.61/10.

The essential consensus reads: “With out the chunk or the controversy of the supply materials, The Golden Compass is diminished to spectacular visuals overcompensating for lax storytelling.” See Pullman’s tweet in full under.

In response to the tweet, many followers got here ahead to defend the movie, arguing that the difference starring Daniel Craig didn’t obtain the appreciation it deserved.

In the meantime the TV adaptation of His Darkish Supplies, which began on BBC1 on November three and continues tonight (November 10), has been praised for succeeding the place the movie lacked. The sequence has been within the works since 2015 and entails That is England author Jack Thorne. A second sequence has already been deliberate.

In a latest preview of the present, NME stated: “Author Jack Thorne and producer Jane Tranter have been cautious to not rush the finer particulars – and there’s a top quality to the manufacturing that’s uncommon on TV.

“His Darkish Supplies will please lots of people, certain, nevertheless it’s extra serious about doing justice to its fabulous supply materials. An strategy that’s served it nicely, to date.”