I've gotta say, I really liked the books, and I was waiting in anticipation for this movie ever since I heard about it coming out. Just saw it last night, and, well, it was pretty good... not amazing, I wouldn't say as good as the book (when is it ever?), but good. All the CG was gorgeous, and even though there was a lot of it, it didn't feel like it was going overboard with it. I was kind of disappointed how they changed some of the plot things (removed a lot of the religious connotation... if they get to the third book, I can't help but wonder how they're gonna get around the fact that they kill god), and I dont think they put enough emphasis on some aspects of the person-daemon relationship... but for the most part, they did a good job staying true to the book. I thought it was really really well cast, and the girl who played Lyra did a great job. Overall, definitely worth seeing, especially if you liked the books. Anyone else seen it yet, or hoping to see it? Thoughts?