I liked that the final battle where Iorek kills Iofur is behind Lyra as she turns away worried that Iorek would lose.I felt cheated with the battle of the 2 king bears. They must be running out of $$$$. Will's part of the story is moving like molasses. However, I was glad that I did not watch MNF - what a waste.
Good way to save on CGI there. I can understand the limited budget. They probably don't have a huge audience in the US.