I watched The Golden Compass yesterday. It was done in a very... Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire way, which is to say, let's not give a shit about trying to make a movie that will interest viewers or earn their emotional investment and just try to slap as many elements from the book in as possible.
I'm not disappointed that I watched it because I really loved the gorgeous steampunk CG backgrounds/sets and I thought the polar bear fighting scenes were excellent. Fantastic animation (although the actual appearance of the polar bears was kind of dated). The world seemed interesting but I'd like it to have been more engaging. The actress playing Lyra was great, and I absolutely loved the daemons.
Sharks game tomorrow with lastcatastrophe and backcheck!!!!!!