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Post Reply Do you like movies that are based on books?
Posted 10/12/08
So vote everyone! I'd like to know your opinions.
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Posted 10/14/08
Not really
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Posted 10/18/08
ne, ne i like the books better i have not found 1 movie that is better than the book sorry!
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Posted 10/18/08
Yes, I think books completely PWN the movies.. The movies CAN'T be better, there's no way they'd be able to fit all the details into a movie, unless its going to be 6 hours!

The other thing I hate about the movies is that they ruin YOUR image of the characters. After seeing the movies, and seeing them over and over, you see the characters as the actors that play them. And not the way YOU imagined them when you first read the book.

I just read the City of Ember a week or so ago and the movie came out two days ago. But I saw the trailer and the characters don't look at all like I imagined them, so I refuse to watch the movie..

I've only seen one movie that surpassed the books and thats Lord of the Rings, the books are a bit on the boring side. The movie basically cuts out all the unneeded stuff floating around that makes the books a bit boring. The movies are AMAZING
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Posted 10/27/08
yes, i guess...
i love harry potter, twilight, eragon and narnia...
Posted 11/1/08
i don't like it when the change the plot
the books are better
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Posted 11/2/08
i am really looking forward into seeing both twilight and Darren shan new movie coming out soon. I read the books lots of times. so I want to see what the director did to the books
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Posted 11/2/08
Depends really on the book and the direction, for example, I love Pride & Prejudice, and I think the 2005 movie is a very good adaptation, the cast have good chemistry, but I think the 1995 6-Episode series is better, where as I think Harry Potter was pretty badly done, and even though I'm not a huuuuge fan of the book, the movie was pretty bad.I think adaptations of Stephen King books tend to be good too :D. I do prefer TV series adaptations though, like Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice and Northanger Abbey on BBC1 & Gossip Girl :D.
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Posted 11/2/08
i think that movies based on books won't be able to fully show the plot coz they only have two hours. And they destroy the image of the characters in your head. when i saw the twilight trailer i was thinking oh oh they don't look like how i imagined them. so i guess it's better to watch this movies with an open mind.
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Posted 11/9/08

BlackMagic98 wrote:

Yes, I think books completely PWN the movies.. The movies CAN'T be better, there's no way they'd be able to fit all the details into a movie, unless its going to be 6 hours!

The other thing I hate about the movies is that they ruin YOUR image of the characters. After seeing the movies, and seeing them over and over, you see the characters as the actors that play them. And not the way YOU imagined them when you first read the book.

I just read the City of Ember a week or so ago and the movie came out two days ago. But I saw the trailer and the characters don't look at all like I imagined them, so I refuse to watch the movie..

I've only seen one movie that surpassed the books and thats Lord of the Rings, the books are a bit on the boring side. The movie basically cuts out all the unneeded stuff floating around that makes the books a bit boring. The movies are AMAZING :)


VERY WELL SAID!!!! you already said EVERYTHING i am about to say! hahaha!!

in a nutshell, i still enjoy reading the book MORE than watching a 2-3 hour movie
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Posted 11/9/08
i'd rather read the book than the movie. i can understand the plot better by doing that.
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Posted 11/12/08
well, in fairness to the movies..some of them VERY SELDOM relay the book neatly..but still..u can never compare the experience of reading a book..a walk to remember for example..i really literally cried after reading it [even before the movie was released..] but the movie ----it was all different..hmmm..^_____^ books are the best..
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Posted 12/5/08
I find that the movie always ruin the book. This makes it more sad since most people finds out that the book they want to read was made into a movie, they go ahead and watch it instead of reading it. It's even worse when the book is exceptionally good and the movie is incredibly bad (Da Vinci Code in my opinion). Books are always better than the movie as they can rely on words which the author can control but movies on the other hand, they are relied on group work to paint the picture. So if there's one bad aspect (acting or directing etc.) then the whole movie is ruined, hence I try to be open minded about the movies since I think would be harder please the audience, it's just so hard to do that though if they destroy the image of my fav. author
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Posted 12/25/08
yes i like movies base on books because when you read the book and then see the movie you actually see things that you missed...
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Posted 12/27/08
90% of the time they butcher it. Nevermind scenes that aren't physically possible or economicaly viable to recreate <or legal..>
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I enjoyed: Fight Club, The Big Lebowsky, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Jurrasic park, The Shining, etc even after reading the books.
Then you get things like Rambo. Most people see the movie without ever reading Morrell's book. both are enjoyable, but the movie jacks the book.

Guess it goes both directions. if you've seen the book do you really want to see the movie? etc.
Honestly i wish they'd leave my books alone

and yes.. I pulled that statistic out of... smth
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