The Golden Compass!
Yes, it's worth it. You must go.
I see maybe two or three movies (in the theater) a year anymore. This was my favorite this year by leaps and bounds. It was so well done, truly. Lovers of "His Dark Materials" will not be disappointed. In fact you may be delighted when you see the imagination that went into some of the gadgets and gizmos. Different, new, and believable. The fictional characters were so well done, that I found myself equally moved by them. And I'm sorry, but Sam Elliott is still the sexiest man alive.
Anyhow, this one is worth getting off your couch for!