saw this once at midnight the day it came out. was working at the theater and we always had to screen the movies to make sure there weren’t any problems with the print. i’ve never read the books so i don’t know anything about that aspect. this was better than i remembered. actually found myself kind of into it while watching it with the girls. the scenes with him at home are very reminiscent of early peter jackson stuff. quick moving camera, unusual lens, grainy look.