"The Golden Compass" needs parts 2 and 3.
No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. A billion times, NO!
We want reasonably happy endings to our movies, not endless black holes of misery that are equivalent to a kick in the balls repeated every second.
As I recall, even the first movie concluded before they got to the ending of the first book, simply for the expediency of making the movie an enjoyable experience.
That said, if anyone enjoyed the ending of Madame Butterfly and Romeo and Juliet (or the parts of Dr. Who where Rose Tyler or the Ponds get forever separated from the Doctor), and you'd like to have that sort of experience over and over again throughout an entire movie, have at it.
I certainly won't be watching though.
Why doesn't a2k have a general frown emote? Sometimes I want to convey a frown without also conveying sadness or anger.