I personally the first Harry Potter film great. Loved every moment of it, but the subsequent films got worse and worse. I don't agree with casting Daniel Radcliffe as Harry in the film. His acting is quite mediocre; had I been the director, I would have cast Nicholas Hoult as Harry (they are about the same age; poor Nick didn't get the job). Also the actor for Albus Dumbledore died and was replaced, the new guy lacked the "presence" of the first actor had.
As for the book, again, the first few books were great; the last few felt a bit contrived. I disagree with Rowling's decision to pair Hermoine and Ron together; I think Hermonine would have been a better mate for Harry.
What are your opinions?
After I read the first few pages, I was hooked; and couldn't put the book down.