oh my computer is acting up again- this was my reply to JOhnD #91- seems it got intertwined with Johns original post. Might make more sense now. Sorry..........
Thinking about that---- we all were read Disney's stories,thus knowing the endings, yet the movie versions were still something special. Think Cinderella, Snow White.
I tend to think for those who never read the books, the movies will give similar reactions as those we experienced in reading.
IMO, for those who did read the books, the ending will be a lesson re told- Ka is a wheel. And hopefully all will come to understand that it "is the journey not the ending" that mattered most.
Did knowing the ending spoil your re reads? Not for me- knowing the ending gave me freedom to relax and enjoy the journey all the more. And as the ending approached, I became even more one with Roland and experienced Ka.