The characters needed to be combined. Two sword masters? I am told one guy didn't die, but I thought I saw him run into an explosion.
The scenes of CGI need not be explained. Any explanation is trite. Let the internet tell the dunderheads that can't just ride the whimsy. For instance, why show Messiah Boy watching a hologram. Instead just have the hologram playing in the background low volume as he interacts with a different character. Then when he and Mom are Minister of Silly Walks across the desert, it need not be explained. Again, the internet will say he's doing that stutter step from scene seven. Oh, that's an Easter egg, cool. Long saga needs to be tight, trim every minute and add foreshadow or politics.
Maybe I'm going deaf as a defensive mechanism to stupid. But if you add swelling music below dialog, the actors better ease up on accent and enunciate.
Conrad, do not watch this. Where's Sting to add comic relief. Now we got Drax mumbling not laughing.
Who are any of these people and why should I care? The land of Minotaur men hated by all. Story hasn't aged well.
Also, someone who read the books -- tell me. Why would a remote system have the SPICE? How did they ever get to the planet with the chemical that allows space travel? If we only could cross the Atlantic, we'd find the wood needed to build boats to cross the Atlantic.
Witches would control everything remotely, unless they have clans good and evil. But please, Golden Compass was another waste of breath.