Do you usually prefer the book or the movie?

Rhazya Rhazya
I think readers usually say "the book was far better.' And people more focused on movies who read the book say the movie was better.

For me it honestly depends. I swing (ha) either way.

Just would like to have some people post which they liked better and why.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Book was better!
js250 , FieryRed , HannahPanda , Peking Cluck , Aishiteru , Hazeleyes2012 , bog , potstickers , Lildrummrgurl7 , Castielskitten , friendswithfangs , Woman China , Pierced Blaqk Skies , ViVix , SydneyScreams , mpfm , wicked weasel , ChaiMocha , natashaanime , TheirPet , Kitka , KrissyNovacaine , RedFreak , karenm , marshmallow , requiem dreams
26  (67%)
Movie was better!
Beautiful-Disaster , BrittaniMaree , BlooJay , spunkmonkey , rockblenny , Allstars316
6  (15%)
I liked both equally!
married with children , Virgingasms , ArchVixen , Gone (LD29) , gozkwaby , Roman Petrosyan , PassionateLover2
7  (18%)
Total votes: 39
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03/16/2013
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js250 js250
90% of the time I like the book better. There is usually more details and feelings in the book.
03/16/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I prefer movies over books. I'm not into reading.
03/16/2013
married with children married with children
it all depends on the book and movie. I like them both.
03/16/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
Movie was better!
03/16/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
When I hear of a movie coming out that's based on a book, I actually try to see the movie first--otherwise, the book will often ruin the movie for me. Once I've read the book, that's THE correct story, in my mind! But I can see a movie, and later read the book, and still enjoy the book because it'll add far more detail and story elements.

A couple of movies/television series that have lived up to their books, in my opinion, have been the Lord of the Rings movie series, and the Game of Thrones series on HBO.
03/16/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
I like movies more because I'm more visual.
03/16/2013
spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
I am too busy to read the book, so give me the movie.
03/16/2013
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I'm visual so I usually love movies more, but the books are nice to read after or before.
03/16/2013
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
Books are always better
03/16/2013
damnbul12 damnbul12
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhazya
I think readers usually say "the book was far better.' And people more focused on movies who read the book say the movie was better.

For me it honestly depends. I swing (ha) either way.

Just would like to have some people post ... More
I liked both equally!
03/16/2013
Virgingasms Virgingasms
I think it varies from franchise to franchise. Sometimes I've loved a book but hated the movie, other times it was the other way around. Once in a while I don't like either, or I like both equally.
03/16/2013
ArchVixen ArchVixen
I usually like them both equally.
03/17/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
I typically like the book better.
03/18/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I clicked that I like them both equally in lieu of an other option. It's more like I have an equal chance of liking either. I tend to like whichever version I was exposed to first more than the other.
03/18/2013
Hazeleyes2012 Hazeleyes2012
It s a flip of a coin depending on the author.....
03/18/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhazya
I think readers usually say "the book was far better.' And people more focused on movies who read the book say the movie was better.

For me it honestly depends. I swing (ha) either way.

Just would like to have some people post ... More
Almost always prefer the book.
03/18/2013
gozkwaby gozkwaby
They both can have qualities I like separately, but when I see a movie I like it to be as accurate to the source as possible.
03/23/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
Movie please!
03/24/2013
Roman  Petrosyan Roman Petrosyan
I liked both equally!
03/25/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
While I read a lot on non-fiction books, fictional movies (like Star Trek or The Hobbit) are also an escape from reality!
05/25/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Books are always better.
05/25/2013
Castielskitten Castielskitten
Books are better for me, I tend to read a lot more than I spend time watching movies.
05/25/2013
friendswithfangs friendswithfangs
It totally depends. I'm always happy to find a great adaption of a work, and that doesn't mean that they have to cram in every detail from the book. Sometimes movies can even improve a work!
I suppose overall, I lean toward the source material though ;o
05/26/2013
Woman China Woman China
The book usually.

I hate when they cast someone who I felt was totally and utterly useless as the various characters.
05/26/2013
Pierced Blaqk Skies Pierced Blaqk Skies
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhazya
I think readers usually say "the book was far better.' And people more focused on movies who read the book say the movie was better.

For me it honestly depends. I swing (ha) either way.

Just would like to have some people post ... More
The books are always better! (HP series, Hunger Games Trilogy, Perks Of Being A Wallflower etc.)
05/26/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhazya
I think readers usually say "the book was far better.' And people more focused on movies who read the book say the movie was better.

For me it honestly depends. I swing (ha) either way.

Just would like to have some people post ... More
Take, for example, the Perks of Being a Wallflower. The book was perfection, and the movie was pretty good, but Emma Watson for Sam???? Dumbest casting ever on that one.
05/28/2013
SydneyScreams SydneyScreams
Usually the book...I'm able to get more from characters or places from a book. My imagination is pretty wild, so for a well written book, I can get a lot from it.
05/28/2013
ChaiMocha ChaiMocha
I always prefer the book if I read it first. If I see the movie first I tend not to finish the book because its different from what I expect after seeing the movie.
05/28/2013
natashaanime natashaanime
I usually enjoy the book more. There always seems to be things left out in the movie
05/28/2013
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