Keep an open mind!!
I ordered this DVD with some trpidation after all the negative comments I've heard about it. My opinion now is make your own mind up. I was blown away by this film last night. It is simply superb and YES I am a big fan of the books. OK, it doesn't follow the books exactly, but neither did the LOTR films and that didn't stop them being brilliant. I would say the storyline is 90% faithful to the book, the only major departure being the premature end (they also did a similar stunt in LOTR and I don't remember that being criticised). It manages to keep the spirit of the book alive and I, for one, hope they complete the trilogy. I beleive they are already commited to 'The Subtle Knife' so if you want to see this reach a conclusion then BUY THE DVD.