The movie is very visually stunning. The story telling, however, not so much. It seems to be at a loss of how to give the background information - there are memory recollections, lines about the past, and just plain old scene jumps. They threw all of the background information together with a weak plot; it ended up being a jumbled mess.
I appreciated that the movie was trying to build on the original story, however, I really don't feel as if there was anything original in this adaptation.
I agree. I was expecting so much more but it did seem a bit thrown together story wise and certainly didn't captivate me.