As a standalone movie, it was pretty badass. I mean it had polar bears, in armor, and one got it's fucking jaw punched off it's head. And it had a polar bear destroying a town, and it had a polar bear mauling an entire fucking army. However, from what I've heard of the books, it's been stripped of it's soul. If you don't go in there knowing it's the antithesis to Narnia then it doesn't seem to have an underlying theme, the bad guys could just as much be Nazi Germany as they could the Vatican. On that note I was sorely disappointed.