Went to see Golden Compass this afternoon. I think it was actually a little better than I expected. The tomato-meter reading is less than 50% - the main complaint being that the SFX overwhelm the story. The SFX are front and center, to be sure, but I didn't feel like it detracted from the entertainment value of the movie at all.
Also, did you know Dave Barry wrote a book called "Big Trouble"? Well, he did, and they made a movie out of it. Also solid entertainment.
If I had remembered to bring Ratatouille back from Bill and Vanessa's, I could have seen three good movies in a day. Darn...