I have to admit, I think he's a great translation. The biggest thing I remember from the books, and they do him a great deal of justice. Really dig the actor playing him, given people mentioned the big big names you would get (Eastwood, Christian Bale, Mickey Rourke) but Graham McTavish... The guy who was a standout in Rambo IV ("Boatman"), and was a Dwarf in the Hobbit. Awesome casting, he's just... like from page to screen IMO.