The Golden Compass Poster for my Post the Northern Lights' Trailer

The blog post ‘Northern Lights’ Trailer’ below was written just over 10 years ago on the 11th of October 2007 on my now deleted Bebo Account. When I copied this post across to my new website, of course, I forgot include the actually trailer. So the trailer below is one I’ve taken off Youtube tonight but my comments could easily have described the trailer below as the original one I wrote about.

Northern Lights’ Trailer

This evening I have posted up the New Official Trailer for Northern Lights (I refuse to use the American name for a British book…but that is for a separate blog!)

First, I think it looks great. None of the actors (from what I can see in the trailer) look like they are in the wrong movie…always a good sign! Second, the daemons fit into the film and aren’t just walking special effects. Plus the film as a nice epic feel to it. Should look amazing on the big screen!

Worries

My only major worry is the lack of the word “religion” in the trailer. For those of you who don’t know the book, the organisation Mrs Coulter (played by Nicole Kidman) works for – Magisterium – is part of the Church. It is that final bit of information that worries me the most. Hopefully, it is something they left out of the trailer but will be in the final film. In the second and third books religion plays an important role (whether it is a good or bad role is up for debate…and again a different blog!) I just pray that Hollywood hasn’t removed religion just to sell movies and so destroy the plot of the later films. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!