I finally got to see it too a few days ago and to say I was greatly underwhelmed is an understatement. I mean, I can tolerate a bit of that "OMG they have such a majikal bond" crap, but they took it way too far in that movie. Even the book (which is a children's book) didn't take it to the level the movie did.
I can appreciate the movie for being well made, which it was, but a lot of the technical aspects and the general "added majik" in the story just made me want to hurl. I spent the first 30 minutes or so just laughing at the utter ridiculousness of everthing
that they did.