But I really enjoyed the movie! The only things I was worried about were if the actors could really embody the characters, and if they'd do something wonky to the story.
But the actors were great! At first I thought the kid playing Rudy would look too young, but he was perfect. And the bad guy from Pirates as Hans was amazing! Also, the guy playing Max. Really. They were all spot on.
And for the most part the movie is very faithful to the book. There were little changes here and there (and one in particular that I could have done without near the end), but so many of my favorite scenes made it into the movie. The snowball fight, Rosa coming to Liesel's school, Liesel beating up that one kid. Even Death plays his part (and totally info dumps, just like he does in the book!)
Overall I don't think it was as emotional as the book. And I was totally ok with that because I hate to cry in public more than many other things. But I didn't cry at all in the movie! So, win all around.
Have you seen it? What'd you think?