I love movies that stimulate the imagination, especially in an era where videogames and movies seem to corral the imagination of kids to confined spaces. I also think that a lot of producers can learn from this movie. Maybe they'll understand that adults still have a kid somewhere inside of them and they can reach that adult or teen audience if they have a great product like this movie. I did not have the pleasure of reading the original book, but I can only hope that the movie captured the magic. I not only recommend you watch this movie but I urge you to buy the DVD. If you donâ€™t have kids, it still makes a great gift.