Why was this so different from the book? The attention to detail in the book was amazing. The characters believable - even the vampires seemed more believable. And what the heck was with that random horse sequence??? It just came from out of the blue and I guess it was supposed to wow me with special effects so that I would not care so much about dropping the story ball. But I care about story. Much as I love Tim Burton - there is none of what I love about Burton in this film.
I thought the book would have made a great movie - maybe it will one day, but this isn't that day and this isn't that film.