50 Worst Movie Adaptations

The Golden Compass (2007)

The Adaptation: About A Boy director Chris Weitz is given the reins to this expensive gamble from Warner Bros, as they attempt to birth a new fantasy franchise using Philip Pullman’s stellar trilogy.

What They Got Most Wrong: Gone are the allegories and religious undertones, instead we get a hodgepodge of action sequences. No wonder it sank like a brick.