Only a short mention here, and more reflection later:
They have done a very, very nice job of adapting a difficult book to the screen. They have added scenes and details which actually bring more to the table. There was, as usual, stuff that was dropped, and almost all of that was not missed much. The movie moved much faster than the book (not hard to do).
The scenery was fantastic, the music was good, and we have much more noble end for one of the many victims of JK's murder spree. Overall, a great ride and a nice setup for the finale.