Saw it last night. Read the book a while back. There are quite a few liberties taken here, certainly the castle raid. The last battle was about 1 page in the book and last 15 minutes in the movie. A lot of the religious allegory is missing to the point where the message seems to be “only kids can believe in God”. Makes it sound like the tooth fairy. I guess the older you get the easier it is to notice such things, which is sort of the point.
To go off track for a minute, why do religious groups have trouble with The Golden Compass and not this? Amazing.
Is it good? Yup, it’s a 3 star movie. The BBC version is better though and that’s a TV show!
Oh, forgot to add; Tuesdays at my cinema are horrid. The moved the automated ticket machines around, half are broken so there’s lines of 40 people waiting to use one machine. Redonkculous.