I really enjoyed the first movie -- and I can't wait to see the second, I'm thinking of going on New Years... should be fun
I must admit that I haven't read the books -- and maybe that makes the movies more enjoyable for me, not having anything to compare them against...
I actually bought the Extended version DVD for the first movie last month -- haven't had time to watch it yet though -- the movie takes up 2 DVDs!! That's crazy... have to leave myself a whole day to watch it... LOL
But anyways, I'm really looking forward to seeing the second movie -- from everything else that I've heard, it's supposed to be better than the first