I have been a fan of the book since I read it a few years ago. I couldn't imagine how anyone could possibly bring it to the screen, but with the great advances in CGI, Ang Lee did a wonderful job. I am telling all my friends to see it with their families with the caveat that it may be too graphic for children under 10 to 12. Don't want to give the little nippers nightmares about being eaten by a tiger. Reviewers are comparing it to Avatar but the only comparison I can see are the remarkable special effects. I predict many Oscar noms.