I never read the book so went in to see the film without any preconceptions. I came out of it wondering what all the fuss was about. Perhaps my faculties of comprehension and rationality have been compromised by an overindulgence in Christmas fare, but the film failed to move me, failed to stimulate my thoughts and failed to impress me other than by its technical achievements.
At best I was diverted but felt unable, or perhaps unwilling, to grasp what I was being asked to consider. Logic kept intruding - not a useful thing when being asked to consider a fable.