Books should not be made into movies!!

Books should not be made into movies!!

Books are so much better. In my opinion the movie remake of books are the most horrible thing in the world! Not only do they miss most of the plot in the movie, but they also make add things in order to make it fit into the plot better. Yes i know they have to turn a book into around 2 hours film, and that must not be easy. But that still does not give the producers the right to change some of the most important thing in the books. For example the characters appearance, they should at least keep that based on the book! I dont care if you have the best actor in the world. If he does not fit into the characters descriptions than why the hell would you hire them in the first place!! This is the reasons most book reading fangirls have such hate towards book based movies. I remember the last time I went to see a book based movie was when Percy Jackson and the lightning thief came out on theaters, that was the last time that I ever went to see a book based movie. For me the only movies that kind of fit with the book the most of all the ones i have seen has to be the harry potter series and not even those where good. Well in my opinion if directors are gonna do a book based movie they should at least consider the people who have read the book and how to fit as much book into the movie as posible.


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What Guys Said 18

  • Yes preach it :)

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  • There are of course exceptions but in general I agree with you, for me the last time it was with the Hobbit and indeed the book was better

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  • I enjoyed the Harry Potter films. I was a bit disappointed when Harry broke the Elder Wand and threw it out of Hogwarts at the end of the eighth film, though. In the book, Harry used the Elder Wand to repair his phoenix core wand. Then, he placed the Elder Wand back in Dumbledore's coffin. The book had a better ending, I think.

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    • I know also how Voldemort died in the movie was supper weird. I mean why did he combust like a vampire in the movies?

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    • @notgoodwithnames Wow, I didn't notice that. That's impressive! Thanks, that was an eye opener.

    • i loved that death a lot! voldy nothig but a human after all

  • I don't care if they make movies based on books. Both have different audiences.

    I don't get why there are so many people whining over movie adaptions. Whoever owned rights of book permitted to make movie. Then let them make. I understand that people feel close to characters and stories and are attached to them but what you feel doesn't mean anything to other people. If you don't like movie adaptions then don't watch them. Simple as that!

    If you watch an adaption and it was horrible then why do you even care? You know how amazing it is in book. Why do you even focus on movie and forget awesomeness of books?

    Also, I hate those people who say, "You should read book first before watching movie." FUCK! I don't care. If I'd wanted to read it, I would have read it. I don't want to read it so I'm going to watch film. No matter how good book reviews are or no matter how bad movie reviews are.

    It's matter of choice and everything is done legally & rightfully. So STOP WHINING!

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  • The hunger games movies were amazing though.

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  • Enders Game never should have been made into a movie.

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  • Percy Jackson movies were awful I agree with that lol, books were good though.

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  • If whoever owns the book permits it, then it's fine.

    Movie adaptations often get people to go and buy the book by the way.

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  • So what about the people who hate books, like me? Making books into movies is something I need so I wouldn't have to read the boring book.
    I don't care how good someone tries to convince me a book is, it's still a book and books are boring.

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  • Couldn't agree more

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  • The character's appearance in most cases is the least important detail.

    And sometimes, as in the case of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, there's a lot of useless padding in the book that gets cut out in the movie, which makes for a better story.

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  • No. Dark Tower must become a movie. I will fight you for it!

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  • One movie that I think did the book justice was Ender's Game. The book was better, but the movie did get all of the important stuff in and kept the feel.

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  • a few times it has gone alright. lord of the rings for one. bourne identity was pretty good but they left out the main antagonist and sort of modernized it. it deviates more and more from the books with every sequel. the bourne supremacy for instance takes place in china, with a PTSD fueled rampage and this awesome french dude code name echo, and they also left out his mantra, "Cain is for Charlie, and Delta is for Cain" which was one of the few things he remembered after losing his memories

    fight club was good... other than that, nothing else comes to mind

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  • I think books make for decent video games.
    Look at the Witcher.
    Movies are too short to get all the information that is conveyed in a book.

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    • Um im not so shure about that some games based of books suck.

    • Games at least have the capacity to do the books justice. Movies generally do not. A game can increase drastically in length without increasing in assets (sounds, music, textures, etc.) But with movies, assets increase linearly with time (each frame requires more audio/video data). But with games, it's fun to let the player explore and either create unique outcomes or take unique paths to predetermined outcomes, but it's hard to make a game after a book without letting the lead go too far "off script."

  • Nope. The problem is not that the movies are bad, but that they don't match your expectations.
    6 of the top 10, and 11 of the top 20 all time highest rated movies on IMDB are adaptations of books (or 7 and 12 respectively, if you include comics) - including:

    - The Shawshank Redemption
    - The Godfather
    - Schindler's List
    - The Lord of the Rings
    - Fight Club
    - Forrest Gump
    - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    - Goodfellas

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  • how else will the corporations make money?

    All they care about is money. They don't care about feelings.

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  • I agree. To be fair though, it can be very difficult to translate a book into a movie perfectly. The writing styles of the book capture the moods and feelings in ways that most movie directors and actors cannot come close to mimicking. Because it's so difficult, it shouldn't be done.

    However, I'd say the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas incorporated the book it came from better than any book-based movie ever made. But that's probably because the author Hunter S. Thompson had an active role in the writing and production staff of the film project.

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    • I totally agree with you there, most book-based movies that have the author of the book play an active role pn the movie usually end up a lot better than when they are not involved at all.

    • i agree with you.

What Girls Said 9

  • I agree to a certain extent. Books are always better but it's always cool to see it come to life. And everyone has different perceptions and interpretations so of course some people are bound to be disappointed in what they see on the big screen. But books will always trump movies for that very reason.

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  • All I get from this is that Fangirls who read shite get upset when the hero doesn't look like the guy she's been rubbing one out over as she reads.

    Movie interpretations are interesting, they can be awful but sometimes you get something more than what the book was. Take Equilibrium, an interesting take on a classic sci-fi novel Fahrenheit 450. It wasn't called the same but the basic plot and principle were the same just brought to a new audience through a new medium.

    I personally strongly dislike teen fiction, or any kind or romantic fiction really, doesn't mean they should stop making it - I just don't watch or read it. Maybe you could do the same?

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  • Fantastic Mr. Fox was an excellent movie.

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    • And I think Where The Wild Things Are also translated well into a movie.

  • Wouldn't you want your favorite author to become rich from their books?
    Not just by the book sales but by the royalties they'll get from the movie?
    I am so confused it is there livelyhood

    ALSO IT'S A PRETTY BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR A WRITER.

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  • I would not care so much if they were accurate to the book. Like when I say this book should totally be made into a movie. I really mean a 17 spectacle with perfect casting and does not in the slightest deviate from the plot. Like when I watched the Harry Potter movies I was really mad that the directors tried to make a love triangle between Hermione, Ginny, and Harry. It pisses me off even more that people buy into the Harry and Hermione relationship that they hate Ginny. And really they should not be talking if they did not read the book. In what universe does Harry Potter NOT love Ginny Weasley?

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    • Omgs so true!!!

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    • yes!!! she is the perfect girl for harry! i wrote a list once for why they are the perfect match but i lost it and i am too lazy to rewrite it.

  • i liked the movie adaptions of hp and hg; i as curious about them...
    but then again, they didn't do the books justice; there were so many things that they missed from the book. I think that, in order to do a book justice, a series would be much better; each episode can be one or two chapters.

    Oh, by the way, what are your favorite books?

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  • I'm glad they make movies based on books.
    I love books and I also love movies. They do mess some up but some turn out wonderfully like the Harry Potter series.

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    • still the hp movies weren't a match for the book. they are great, but no match for the book

  • I actually like seeing some books being turned into movies.

    I know they change things around but that doesn't bother me... unless they change the ending to distasteful one.

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  • Yeah some shouldn't. But there are plenty that made great movies.

    Glad Cujo was though. It was less sad as a movie.

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