Very excellent film. Actually harked back to a past time when films could have you on the edge of your seat, wondering what was coming next (apart from the ending, obviously).
Some fine examples of CGI. Some really bad examples of CGI. The lovely Naomi Watts running round in her nightie. Andy Serkis putting in a fine performance in the galley. Jack Black is… Jack Black.
Over all, a Christmas winner, if a mite too long on the ol’ backside.