Evidently the Pullman movie is not as bad as the books. The problem remains that very often the films draw the viewers to read the book.
If you’re in any doubt about Philip Pullman’s intentions, here are his own words:
“‘I’m trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief,’ says Pullman. ‘Mr. Lewis [C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia] would think I was doing the devil’s work’” (from the Washington Post, Feb. 19, 2001). And, “I’ve been surprised by how little criticism I’ve got. Harry Potter’s been taking all the flak…. Meanwhile, I’ve been flying under the radar, saying things that are far more subversive than anything poor old Harry has said. My books are about killing God” (from the Sydney Morning Herald, Dec. 13, 2003).
h/t St Mary Magdalene Brighton and Bonfire of the Vanities.