i would give it a 9 out of 10. It did change a little of the plot from the book. Part of that is so that it can be told throug a visual medium. THey alos filled in some of the back story, not in the book, that sets up the reason for the adventure. I really liked the movie. I recently re-read the book after many years. I had forgotten just how much happened in that book. I can see now why they decided to make the book into more than one movie. Though I admit to wondering how they are going to spread it out across 3 films.