Funnily enough.. I felt something totally different...I don't really think that "seriousness" is the one thing which decides about terming something good or bad. The previous comment was kind of thought-provoking,though a bit too deeply concerned...There will always be a fairly big gap between the books and their movie versions...And that's what is happening here...The only thing I can say is that do not expect the same emotions...this movie is promising...just have to grasp it on the good side, that is seeing it as a separate story without prejudices...maybe it is not what it should, but still good! (Lots better than many others!) And to add something about the actors, nevertheless the Hollywood-like shell around, they both had great roles in the past! :) Anyway, I loved it! Even the trailer had a fascinating atmosphere and the actors were a good choice, for me they fitted....!