Yet, there was no way that I could not go to see it.
I went with my thirteen year old daughter who is a hardcore gamer. Maybe not hardcore, because we just do not have the right gear for her to be hardcore. However, she is through and through a gamer. As she is anti books, she has never read the book either.
My daughter loved the movie. It was like her seeing her dream on a big screen. I can tell she is getting older when she did not even get grossed out at the make out scenes.
I also liked the movie. It contained the spirit of the book, but it was a very warped version of the actual events of the book, not bad but also not how I remembered the story. I walked out of the theater telling my daughter all of the differences between the movie and the book. It went on for a while, so she ended up ignoring me and going and playing video games for the ride home.
I do not think that there is anyway that a movie could have truly compared to the book. The book was epic. If you have not read it yet then I highly recommend that you do. If you liked it then I think you would probably like the movie. It is not as good as the book, but it was not a let down either. I quite enjoyed seeing the story on the screen (even as I was picking out what was obviously different).
My favorite part of the movie is that it made my daughter want to actually pick up the book and read it. She was so thrilled about the story, and was so sick of hearing me say how much more the book had that she has officially started reading. I think she may even finish it by the end of 2018. Maybe.