Well, saw this yesterday at the request of my kidz. Not bad at all, it was more faithful to the book then the musical one, but you can't really compare the two as they are filmed from different perspectives. Either way, both are very good. The thing that made me cringe in the new version was those awful songs!! It wasn't as dark a film as I had been led to believe but you did get a sense of complete adventure compared to the older version which left a lot to your imagination. Overall I gave it a resounding 8.5/10.