What do you think and why?
Most Helpful Guy
A film will never meet the expectation of your imagination. When 5 people read a book, the visuals look different in particular ways to all 5 of them. You're drawing the picture or maybe "deciphering" the picture is more accurate. That is why novels are so powerful.
But, movies can express and convey a lot without words and for people that can perceive the nuance, tone and body language the movie will be better.
Books often have a lot of unimportant information to the greater story. Like excess back story that is unnecessary to tell a good story. It's easy for book fans to get caught up in the backstory, when it doesn't matter in the long run. So in some respects movies cut out a lot of the "bullshit".
I like movies better, because seeing something and experiencing is better than closing your eyes thinking "i can only imagine". The issue only comes when a director doesn't deliver the same picture you had in your mind.
That said, Hollywood fucks up a lot of good books lol
Most Helpful Girl
I agree! I prefer novels, I like being able to create my own characters with the writers way of words. And you're right when it comes to how some directors tell a story when it is on big screen. It's just significantly different