What I can guarantee is that Victor is present in this film as the lead character - HOORAY!
Just watched it. I was right about this film. I don't care what the critics said. The film is dramatic, powerful, moving and heart-breaking. It is 99% true to source. I can't recommend it highly enough.
I am so inspired by it that I am going to do a separate Branagh vs Boyle post, comparing and contrasting the two versions. I will put my review under a cut as it will contain major spoilers for both the Branagh and the Boyle versions.
What I will say is this. Nick Dear took my beloved Victor away from me. I love Victor and I missed him so so much - my heart literally ached for the loss of him. Today Mr Branagh gave me my Victor back. Thank you Mr Branagh!!!