I'm going to admit this right now: I did not make it past the first five seconds. During those five seconds, I managed to perceive the following:
1) breezy teen movie pop guitar chords
2) schmoozy voiceover dude saying "Everything in Will Stanton's life seemed pretty ordinary - "
...and I was out.
I mean, I've seen some film adaptation wipe-outs before, but the fact that my soul curdled instanteously is breathtaking.
I don't expect for the foci of my inner adolescent worlds to be treated perfectly in the movie world. My general attitude towards film adaptations is "expect disaster, be pleasantly surprised." But there's a big distance between commercializing a property, and completely raping it.
I hope they paid Susan Cooper buckets and buckets and buckets of money for the option, because other than her personal welfare and the continuing employment of a few hundred film industry workers, I'm pretty sure we can call this one a total loss.