We went to see the golden compass this past weekend before the usual snowstorm hit. The move was very good and did not seem to drag at all. Being a fan of anything that blends sci-fi/technology/medieval is always good in my book. The movie was really good, the main character a little girl is very believable andthe acting is surprisingly good. The only bad thing is since you know it is a multi-part movie you know it is going to end at some point just like the lord of the rings and have to wait till the next one comes out.