My wife and I just came back from watching this film, for which we've been waiting for months. Sadly, we were both grossly underwhelmed and found little or no emotional connection with the characters and events onscreen. Rather than gasping with worry or shock when Lyra is captured, for example, we just kind of sat there thinking, "Oh, look, Lyra got captured by the bad guys. Hmmm." The best moments in the film involved the Ice Bears, and the struggle of Iorek to regain his throne. Those scenes at least had a kind of life to them, a dynamism and a sense of humor not felt or seen in any other part of the movie. It's not a bad film by far -- parts of it are quite astonishing, really -- but it is mostly tedious and unengaging, and I don't think I'm inspired to either read the book or wait breathlessly for the next movie in the series... if they even decide to make it. Did anyone enjoy it on a level that I did not? Or are we all in agreement that it's kind of "meh"? DJK edit: I just edited the title so it's clear that non-HTR spoilers are allowed in this thread.