So this dropped at SDCC last weekend:
Even with Ernie Cline giving us warning that the movie wouldn't follow the book, I still get a sour taste in my mouth watching this trailer. I knew they would stray from the book, but I didn't think they'd go this far. Even reading this article didn't help me much:
I get some of the challenges the book poses with all of the pop culture references; they couldn't get rights to everything, and I could see why Spielberg would be uncomfortable singing his own praises, but why does this have to be its own "original" story? The characters also look way too pretty, which we know is a must for Hollywood, but it kills a major life lesson/plot point from the book.
Don't get me wrong, I'll go see this in the theater when it comes out for sure, but its like we're getting a Diet Coke version of the book on the big screen, when we deserve and KNOW that Spielberg could give us something much closer to the real thing.
I'm curious what everyone else's thoughts are on this... are you excited for this movie, or slightly disappointed by the trailer?