The Golden Compass is New Line’s Hail Mary pass* for the holidays. It’s a big, super expensive film without stars and whose storyline is difficult to summarize in a blurb. So how do you sell it?
FIGHTING POLAR BEARS!
Below is a clip from a fight between the good guy polar bear and the bad guy polar bear. It looks a little bit like a cut scene from Beowulf - the only actual element in this clips appears to be the little girl superimposed on the action.
Judge for yourself!
*you’ll only get that joke if you realize that the original book series upon which this movie is based TOTALLY HATES GOD