(I'm not entirely sure what quarter of a single book we actually got?)
All we got was a chopped up mess that if a non reader of the books can makes sense of, then they should start writing their own stories.
Please, I beg of you. Ignore all the other reviews saying that despite all the critics the movie was great. They will only have you waste your cash, unless you have loads to spare and all the time in the world. To be honest, even then, I wouldn't want you to fund such terrible screen writing and direction.
Both the writer and director should be taken as far away from SK's works as possible.
I will finish by saying that I watched the film with two others who had not read the books and what they could make sense of was trash. Half an hour of filler and then an hour of a rat race to reach the end of eight books.