I went to see the movie, this weekend to support Tyler Perry. I am glad I did not get to read the books, but saw the movie, first. The movie made me want to read the books. I thought the movie was great. Tyler Perry was/is excellent in this movie. Matthew Fox was just plain scaray! Lots of action, lots of twists and turns. Tyler don't listen to the haters, keep doing what you're doing! I am looking forward to parts 2, 3, and 4.