My wife took me to see this movie yesterday for our anniversary. I’ve been looking forward to it, for all that the movies in general haven’t been as great as the books.
All in all, I enjoyed it. The effects were great, and the acting from the core three was probably the best of the movies. From what I can tell, they cut out about half the story and so had to fudge some on the story they kept for continuity. In general it seemed only topically related to the book, but that didn’t keep it from being a fun movie.
As I’ve said before though, if you like the Harry Potter movies, and haven’t read the books, you’ve just begun to scratch the surface of Harry Potter.