OK..so it is a mouthful to say. Yet, so many have been smitten by this series. Now Tim Burton adds his touch to it. This is one of his brighter movies. The two hour movie didn't feel long at all. It also follows the book fairly well, except for one major switch of characters for the main character's love interest.
Its hard to say if fans of the book will be put off with this. Many might be left with the question of why Burton did it and the author of the book OKed it. Evidently.
Still, this is an adventure! Lots of fun effects, as well as a memorable cast. A movie for the whole family. Add a league of bad guys and monsters only "Jake" can see, and you've got quite the popcorn movie.