When I tell you the news of this
made me cry, I am not exaggerating.
Why even make the film at all? I would rather not see this brought to life on the screen if they aren't going to do it right. It would just destroy the wonders of the stories for anyone who hasn't read the books.
I implore you to read these books
if you haven't already. They rank right up there with the greatest and most profound novels I have ever read.
I can't believe they are going to rip the heart and soul out of these books in order to turn them into a friendly, controversy free movie. It's going to break my heart to see the guts of the story destroyed like that, all for a little bit of P.C. goodness.
What is it about religion that leaves people quaking in their otherwise creative shoes? Why do people censor themselves so when faced with a possible reprimand from religious figures or patrons?
Well, money speaks I guess. Wave millions of possible dollars in revenue at someone long enough and they'll start to believe that it's ok to fuck with the very essence of a creative work just to stave off future protesters.
Mkae up your mind, oh easily offended people of the world. Does religion offend you so much that we have to curb our songs of the season, or is your religion so revered that no one dare poke holes in it?
George Lucas may have sold his soul for the sake of the almighty dollar, but Pullman's sell out is even worse; he caved to the very people he was taking on his books.
I know, it's his works, his choice and who am I to bitch about what he does with his property? Well, I am a reader of his works. I am an admirer of his words. And as I praised him so many times, I can certainly voice my disastisfaction with both his choice of director (American Pie to Golden Compass? That's quite a jump) and his willingness to sell his own ideas down the river so as not to upset the religious apple cart.
And don't even get me started on the casting rumors.
I'll probably edit this later, as I'm in full Cartman I.am.so.pissed.off.right.now. mode.