Why oh why do these big film companies always have to ruin these books? True, I have not seen the film but it looks awful. The version that sticks in my mind is the PBS Wonderworks 80s version--my memory might be a bit shady but I guarantee it's better! It showed kids being kids and using their imaginations as opposed to computerized giants and creatures taking over the landscape. Lame-o!
I also highly recommend PBS's version of the Little Princess. Don't watch that newer one!