That is the answer to, “How does the movie hold up to the book?”
Personally, I looooooved the teaser trailer that was put out (the first video below), and found the “official trailer” (also featured beneath) pretty ho-hum-seen-that-already. Both the movie and the book deliver on the potential that first, creepy “teaser.” The cast is phenomenal, only Margo is less *brassy* than I pictured her— but how many strong women in one film can Hollywood really handle? (Honestly?)
There are some small details I could nit-pick if I felt up to risking spoilers… I did find it interesting how the his/her perspectives varied ever-so slightly in the film. Were those differences to accommodate the different mediums? Or was it because scenes represented in the film had to represent a shared physical reality, unlike the individual narrations in the text, that had the excuse of playing out in the character’s psyches?
I declare the comments section SPOILERS, caps all the way from the first to the last s! Anyone who already has the details, please feel free to share your opinions about them! Anyone who wants to preserve the surprise, DO NOT comment or read thread, please! Sure, no one’s commented yet, but I’m tired of people screaming “No spoilers!” at me as soon as I mention the title!