You hit the nail on the head with those two words. The movie was only something I felt I had to do since I read the entire trilogy. What a waste of time. Very poor writing skills and a few wasted hours if my time. I look at it as a "junk food" spree. Like you, I will feel the need to see how they interpret the book, and sit through the next one. I did, however, devise one good use for actually purchasing the DVD... you can make a drinking game out of every ridiculous time that Anastasia bites her lip!!!