The Golden Compass

Lyra (Dakota Blue Richards) destroys the machine that separates children from their daemons. The children escape from the research facility and are stopped by a group of Tartars. Iorek Byrnison (voiced by Ian McKellen), Lee Scoresby (Sam Elliott), Serafina Pekkala (Eva Green), witches and Gyptians arrive to help the children just in time. Serafina warns Lee about an upcoming war and says that the Magisterium wants to rule all the worlds. Lyra decides to go find Lord Asriel (Daniel Craig) to give him the alethiometer, help him before the Magisterium kills him and to learn more about Dust; Asriel is trying to find a way to travel into other worlds. Lyra, Roger and Iorek travel with Lee to find Asriel...


Plot hole: During the climatic battle in the snow, Lyra Belacqua is about to get shot by one of the soldiers, and Iorek Byrnison comes to her rescue and is able to surprise & kill the soldier. The problems with this is where Iorek appears would have been right in the line of sight of the solider, and bearing in mind that Iorek is VERY big, wearing armour so as not to blend in with the white surroundings, and making lots of noise, it would have been impossible for Iorek to stealthily appear from nowhere.

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Lord Asriel: I wouldn't recommend the Tokay, gentlemen, it's corked.

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Trivia: During the scene where Lyra and Mrs. Coulter are in the zeppelin and we see shots over the city, The Swiss Re building, more commonly known as the Gherkin, can be seen. It is in the mid ground to the far right of the screen during one of the first shots of the city.

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