Oh, we saw The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe when it came out. We go to very few movies, and we choose them carefully. Then we follow a very simple rule. If the movie is adapted from a book, we read the book first.
All the way home the boys talked about the differences between the book and the movie, and decided that the book was better.
I understand. I waited so eagerly for The Mists of Avalon to be made, and then I was beyond disappointed when it finally arrived. I suppose there was no way for a 2 part miniseries to live up to the world I had created in my mind reading the book 10 - 15 times over 20 years.
I'm not anti-movie. I even understand why changes need to be made, sometimes for length and very often to create a film that the movie-going public will want to see (rather than the book reading public). I just find that I am more likely to enjoy a movie if I haven't read the book and don't plan to (common with recent fiction), or if the movie isn't based on a book.