My friend Quinn Fox has written a great article for the PCUSA on the Golden Compass. I highly recommend you read it. I was quite stunned in a few cases. The most troubling for me, however, was this:
“…director Chris Weitz has not been the least coy about his strategy for the project: do whatever it takes to get the first film sold big and then refuse to compromise on the adaptation of books two and three (which are far more explicitly anti-religious).”
Quinn’s strategy for addressing the film and novel – taking the time to discuss it with your children – is excellent. I question the value of endorsing this sort of thing with my dollars. However, it is hard to argue against creating opportunities to help your children grow in their ability to face the culture and think critically about what they are seeing and hearing in media.