Dug this one out of the DVD stash . . .
Not sure why it's so despised other than the on-going rants about not following the book word for word . . .
I think it's a fun, imaginative, fantasy romp obviously extremely loosely based on characters from a book, which by the way was also a book written loosely based on some people and events.
Meanwhile, I had forgotten it ended with a promise of a sequel.
I'm kinda disappointed no sequel has been made!