I was really in two minds whether to see this or not. I've not been a big fan of Spielberg since Schlinder's List, ever since then he seems to want to clutch at our heart strings all the time, which I'm not interested in. I haven't been a big fan of Tom Cruise, especially with all the publicity games he's playing at the moment and so I expected this to be over schmaltzy and sentimental.
But I came away pleasantly surprised, the effects were very impressive and the story was "quite" faithful to the original. I did make the following observations.
As I said earlier I did expect the film to suck, so came away pleasantly surprised.