I saw the movie on its opening weekend, and I loved it. I was worried about how they'd "marry" the book to the Kubrick movie because of the death in the movie of a major/minor character, but they handled it fine. I will say I didn't much care for the ending....it was poignant, but considering how much they changed Abra and her family, I can see they pretty much had to in order to tie everything up into a tidy little package. Plus, since so much backstory about partying Jack was left out of the movie, it would have been confusing anyway. It would have been nice to see the kiss goodbye at the end of the last battle, but a greeting with a hug makes a nice substitute.