Biggest book vs. movie pet peeves

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Biggest book vs. movie pet peeves

stacylyn12 stacylyn12
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Originally posted by surreptitious
I'm finally getting around to watching Jack Reacher. I've been putting it off because Tom Cruise doesn't exactly scream "I'm a blonde-haired, blue-eyed 6'5" hunk of love with a 50-inch chest and I can easily drop a 400lb ...
changes in the characters personality traits
07/15/2013
lana'sart lana'sart
Quote:
Originally posted by surreptitious
I'm finally getting around to watching Jack Reacher. I've been putting it off because Tom Cruise doesn't exactly scream "I'm a blonde-haired, blue-eyed 6'5" hunk of love with a 50-inch chest and I can easily drop a 400lb ...
the difference in how they look
07/16/2013
mmike1900 mmike1900
I think I clicked on everything.
07/20/2013
peachmarie peachmarie
I'm one of those nerds who gets all "uhmm that wasn't in the book, or...why did they add that character, to show more sex scenes? " or "they've just mucked up that whole story line..wtf, how are they going to make Y happen when they removed X and that was the catalyst?" It drives me up the wall and i have a hard time not discussing the plot with people who haven't already read all of the books.
07/25/2013
wicked48 wicked48
The all bug me but at the top of my list is omitting characters or scenes that I feel were important to the story line.
07/25/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by surreptitious
I'm finally getting around to watching Jack Reacher. I've been putting it off because Tom Cruise doesn't exactly scream "I'm a blonde-haired, blue-eyed 6'5" hunk of love with a 50-inch chest and I can easily drop a 400lb ...
You really want to see a huge difference between "the book" and an "on screen" version, try reading "Under the Dome" and then watching the TV version. It's like a totally different story, other then the name and a few loose uses of the character names from the book.
08/11/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by surreptitious
They massacred the ending of I am Legend as well in the Will Smith version (though, quite frankly, the whole thing was completely different from the book). The alternate ending can still be found, thankfully, because at least it offers the ...
I agree with your opinion of I Am Legend. I felt the exact same way.
08/11/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Gary
I think movies by nature, destroy the illusion that a book creates.

A good book builds an entire world out of your imagination. The experience is very unique and personal to every reader. A movie is a the direct interpretation of some one ...
In a few cases, I enjoyed the movie more, for having read the book, but only if the movie follows the clear book plot. Then your additional "fill in" knowledge from the book just makes the movie a richer experience.
08/11/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Lildrummrgurl7
I hate just about all of those. I usually avoid seeing "books-made-into-movie s" for those reasons.
Once in a while there is a good one, but not very often.
08/11/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Real or memorex
Dumbing it down bothers me.
That is indeed something that bothers us too.
08/11/2013
gordianii gordianii
Movies from books I'm particularly invested in are always dicey, but I think adding new scenes bothers me most, since a lot of the time they derail the characters/plot.
08/17/2013
Pretties Pretties
I try to treat the books and the movies as two separate things, because you can do different things with the different media. The characters personality changing can bug me though, as does changing the overall meaning of the book like they did with The Golden Compass, hiding all the overtly anti-religious stuff to try and make more money - that failed and now we never got the next two parts.

On the other hand, I reckon Fight Club the movie is better than the book. Especially the ending.
08/17/2013
Crystal1 Crystal1
My biggest pet peeve is when they leave out parts of the story that give it meaning. For example, in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, they never once explain WHO the frickin' Marauders are, or why Harry's patronus is a stag. Arrgh!
08/18/2013
ryansex ryansex
I usually like movies based on the book. I can appreciate why they needed to make the changes they made.
08/21/2013
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