You know, last night as I went to bed, I realized it's a GOOD thing that the movie didn't happen in BTF-verse...
Nanoha would have gone berserk just after Fate got drained and there would have been black and gold energy and lightning flying around and the Wolkenritter would have had to have seen Nanoha's hand turn into shadow-claws that tore them and the Book to pieces...
Though the Protection Program, the weird device and Reinforce would have all been torn from the book before L-Sama took over.
I don't really mind the way they handled those parts that much. I'll admit, I'd prefer it if Hayate's will alone was enough to stop Reinforce. I really like how they made her henshin scene a duet performance with Reinforce, though.
I'm also bummed they removed some truly remarkable portions like the part at the beginning where Fate saved Nanoha from Vita and announced herself as her friend (THAT was true substance over the gaudy style of the drill-bisection in the movie) and also Nanoha's desperation Starlight Breaker with Shamal's Linke Core-nabbing.
Heh, of course. I'll have a few more parts up by then, hopefully, so you'll have more to read. :3
The only fight I liked in the movie was Reinforce's fight and the fight against the Core. Those two fights were superb. though, I REALLY hate how they handled Fate getting out of the dream world in the movie. Like Kaijo said, if I could edit the fight against the Core of Darkness into the series, it would make the A's series just perfect. As for the Reinforce fight, I would have preferred that Hayate stop Reinforce, not the protection program, not to mention Fate's moment there really ruined both Hayate and Nanoha's moments of Awesome in the original series.