Golden Compass hits theaters among religious criticism

New Line Cinema's The Golden Compass is scheduled to hit theaters today, but critics claim that the controversial nature of the film could hurt the box office numbers.

New Line Cinema's The Golden Compass is scheduled to hit theaters today, but critics claim that the controversial nature of the film could hurt the box office numbers. According to Market Watch, the Catholic League has called for a boycott of the movie, due to anti-Christian notions in the film. Not even last year's “The Da Vinci Code” sparked this kind of action from the organization.

The Chicago Tribune provides an interviewwith the longtime atheist Philip Pullman, 61, author of these fairy tales and defensively states that he hardly looks like a ‘god-killer.' And while his fantasy film is being referred to as “sugarcoated atheism,” it may still attract large audiences, particularly from the 10 to 14- year- old tween group.

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