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The Dross Compass

The Golden Compass is not faring particularly well with critics, it seems. The oh-so-precise Rotten Tomatoes average is below 50 percent. We’ll soon see how the target audience responds. Tellingly, my boys — who inherited a standard-issue sci-fi/fantasy fixation, and have seen LOTR/Narnia/Potter/Star Wars zillions of times — haven’t mentioned the upcoming film to me once.

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