Anyone seen the trailer for this yet? It looks amazing. It's a movie about dueling magicians starring Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, David F'n Bowie, and Scarlett Johannson. It's also directed by Christopher Nolan of Batman Begins and Memento fame. I cannot wait for this one.
Is it possible to judge how good an adaptation is without having read the source material? I am not asking about judging the adaptation on its own merits, rather I am asking whether you can judge how faithful the adaptation was to the source material?