The Golden Compass

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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Continuity mistake: During the dinner where she first meets Mrs. Coulter, Lyra's drink changes color from deep red to a reddish orange between shots.

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Marisa Coulter: Come with me, Lyra.
Lyra Belacqua: I'm not yours! I'll never be yours.

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Trivia: The character of Mrs. Coulter is described in the book series as a brunette; upon seeing actress Nicole Kidman portray her for the film, author Philip Pullman declared, "I got it wrong; she should have been blonde."

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Question: Since Pan can change his shape, what kind of animal is the raccoon-looking form he takes?

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Chosen answer: In the books he favored a white ermine. They seem to have changed his color and markings for the film, but the animal species remains the same.

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