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The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder. There have been two or three movie adaptations of it, and all of them have failed.
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Avatar: The Last Airbender


ooh. The rock bending was so slow. It's laughable. =O =O =O XD


I'm glad that I did not pay for this movie.
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I know.
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Didn't think the Book thief translated that well onto screen.

They left out a lot and it was a lot more sickly sweet than the book. They didn't look like they lived in the poverty as described in the story. It wasn't bad, but I didn't enjoy it anywhere near as much as the book which was brilliant.

They did get the cutest kid to play Rudi though
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Well I don't read books so... yeah.
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Ender's Game
I am Number Four
The Host
Percy Jackson
Hobbit (the first one)
The Book Thief
Stardust
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I am hopping aboard this wagon as well.
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Don't stare at that gif for to long. I get the feeling I am being hypnotized after a few seconds of watching it.
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Eragon was absolutely atrocious. I don't think I even finished watching it.
War of the Worlds (partly because I dislike both Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning...)
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Ender's Game
The Davinci Code - it was pretty hard to understand until I read the book. Every time I see Robert Langdon I think of Tom Hanks now lol
Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

That's it actually. I need to read more books
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It's hilarious how many earth benders it took to move a fairly small rock
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josiah_sarunn wrote:

Ender's Game
The Davinci Code - it was pretty hard to understand until I read the book. Every time I see Robert Langdon I think of Tom Hanks now lol
Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

That's it actually. I need to read more books :(


I never read any of these books and probably won't but I did find only one of those movie terrible. I watched Ender's Game and found it awful, personally. I actually enjoyed Chronicles of Narnia to be honest. The Da Vinci Code is a movie that I have not seen yet and probably won't see.
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miserykitsune wrote:

Didn't think the Book thief translated that well onto screen.

They left out a lot and it was a lot more sickly sweet than the book. They didn't look like they lived in the poverty as described in the story. It wasn't bad, but I didn't enjoy it anywhere near as much as the book which was brilliant.

They did get the cutest kid to play Rudi though


THANK YOU. I'm glad someone agrees with me on this one. The only people I know who have seen the movie hold it in such high regard, but none of them have read the book so they don't understand why I didn't overly enjoy it. It's an eternal struggle.
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Ever watch Percy Jackson? Terrible movies, amazing book series.
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bathroom64 wrote:


Sogno- wrote:
every single Dracula & Frankenstein adaptation is so unlike the books. fun fact: Frankenstein is the name of the doctor who created the monster, not the name of the monster itself.

Are you implying the books were better?

I read both, and let me tell you, I don't agree....


yes, i am of the opinion that the books are better. Part of that is because 19th century English literature is my favorite time period of fiction novels. The other part is that I just simply enjoyed the stories.

But to each their own ^^
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