Wow. John and I got to see this last night, and I really enjoyed it. Though it didn't have the time for *all* the character development or nuances that the books did, there were enough hints and tries and good hits on them for me to really enjoy that they tried. I loved the portrayals of the characters, and enjoyed what they did to the plot, as much as they could. It was fun, fun, fun, and I loved seeing how everyone's fighting styles differed so drastically, especially the fundimental differences in swordwork between Dorian and Captain Nemo.