With a few condescending jabs at what does and doesn’t constitute a movie (or book) that children will understand and love, of course. Sigh.
I have the book, although I confess that I haven’t read it yet; I doubt I will have the time to before I see the movie. But I know enough about the book to be able to enjoy and appreciate what is so clearly a labor of love and a very faithful adaptation of excellent source material. And I’m also smart enough to know that it’s perfectly accessible to children–the very same children who love the book will surely love the movie as well. Give the kids credit for being smart enough to get it, foolish adults!