Well … We went to the movie yesterday. If was good, as a movie that is, just as I expected. But the plot was all too pat for me. For example, in the series, Tom would surely have been framed in the assassination attempt, and instead of being the unheralded hero of the event, would have spent several week (show time) behind bars suffering severely as a traitor to the Kingdom. (Even the prisoners would have wanted to beat the crap out of him.)
The thing about the movies that was most noteworthy to me was the audience. It was comprised almost entirely of women and girls. Before the show began, the noise in the theatre was as loud as a busy restaurant with every table engaged in a loud discussion. (Even my wife noted that.) and during the show, they laughed loudly at what I considered to be merely mildly entertaining dialogue. But most unusual, was when the movie ended and the credits began to roll, they all cheered and clapped. I had not experience that sort of reaction since watching the first Star Wars movie on a 72 mm wide screen in 1977. It was weird.