Enjoyed the Golden Compass

We went to see The Golden Compass today at the matinée feature. The computer graphics were great. They blended in perfectly. Unfortunately, in order to keep the movie shorter, portions of the plot were sacrificed as well as the original ending. So the movie had a lame ending where Lyra, Roger, and the bear king were on their way to meet Lyra’s father. They left the movie hanging like this. I wonder if there will be a second movie. Even though it was only in its first week, the theater was not very full. I live in a very conservative area of California.