Hey guys, just came back from watching the flick. My bottom line review is that the movie is personally disappointing...maybe it's because I just recently read the book, but the movie was boring to follow and way too predictable as it was a little TOO faithful to the book. My friend who never read HP liked it a lot though, and felt the pace was fine. Watching the movie, I kept thinking: "Man, if I didn't read the book I would be so lost!" But after speaking to my friend, I realized that's only because we know what the movie's missing, whereas to someone who never read the book, he/she would probably automatically make the assumptions to bridge one thing to another. Overall I had the impression that the movie was rushed. There were a few scenes that were unacceptably boring/staid/cheesy. There's one bit where Dumbledore obviously messed up his lines...but the scene wasn't redone. Many of the special effects are lame and B-rated. The ghosts especially suck. I understand if the movie could not possibly have the details that made the book so compelling, but there's no good excuse for the lack of visual details. Oh yeah, last thing: Harry Potter's actor doesn't know how to act, and Hermione Granger is CUTE! I can't wait to see her 10 years from now!