Watched this at the behest of a friend who was very right about it: it's just so fucking interesting and fascinating as something to think about, as a way for us to boil down what we really think matters and all that. It's really simple and that's what makes it work.
I cried more this time! Tears were streaming down my face as I whimpered during the credits! That's not a joke or an exaggeration! That actually happened! Anyway I think this film is actually a 4/5, but it's an emotional 5/5, so I'm leaving my rating as is.
The books genuinely scared and scarred me as a kid, and the atmosphere of the scary sequences in this are solid, so this movie legitimately scared me real good. Aside from that, it's okay. Nothing spectacular, and not super strong, but certainly not bad.