Well, now here's another novel I've read and was terrified to see what the movie industry would do to it. In the end, it's not that bad, a few things were changed, but it didn't really degrade the story that much. Some things were not included, but, what can you expect, its a <2 hr movie. I liked it, The character choice for Lyra was a bit disappointing but... she was alright in the end. The daemon transformations were a big plus.
So after all that I'd actually give it a 3.5/5
mmm, can't wait 'till the religious masses catch on to the ending of His Dark Materials... hehehe (again, they did once, but it wasn't a possible movie yet )