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What book have you loved, but the movie ruined it?

Has that ever happened to you? Where the book is still awesome and all but the movie is just...terrible?  Or the book wasn't all that good, but the movie was amazing? 

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Re: What book have you loved, but the movie ruined it?

The Lord of the Rings books/movies.  I loved them so much growing up, read them several times each and I hated some of the casting as well as a lot of the changes that were made when they presented them as movies.  One was so bad I walked out of the theater.  I think the majority of people that really liked the movies never read the books. 

 

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Re: What book have you loved, but the movie ruined it?

I have heard many views of Lord of the Rings! Like how the movies are amazing but the books are too slow, or how the books are amazing and the movies are amazing. Sorry to hear you didn't like the movies. :smileysad:  I was just going to start up the Fellowship of the Rings, do you think  the book gets too boring or drawn out in some places? I've only seen parts of the movie, so I can't really post my opinion on that either, lol. 

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A Wrinkle in Time  

 

 

Oy.  I've loved this book all my life; read it for the first time as a little girl.  Have read it several times as an adult.  I laugh, I cry, I fall in love with the characters, my heart hurts for the little girl without her father (my father died when I was 16, so I identify with how she might feel) I grin like the Cheshire Cat when Meg saves the day.  

 

I was so excited to see the (recent) film available on Netflix.  Then I watched it.

 

It was awful.  Rather than being ethereal beings, Mrs Who, Mrs. Witch and Mrs. Whatsit are goofy carictures of children's imaginary friends.  The Happy Medium was a drag queen's interpretation of a Tibetan Monk.  The novel has existential and religious themes; the film had neither.

 

Not only was it a bad adaptation of the book, it was just a bad film.  

 

LOTR isn't true to the novels, but the films tell a good story (not exactly the real one), are expertly filmed and the acting was excellent, at least.

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I loved reading 

Dune by Frank Herbert. Absolutely loved it!  Ever since I saw the movie, which stunk, my memories of the book have been tainted. I still love the book, it just that every time I think of it I get a companion, cringe worthy memory of the movie. 

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Books... crazy amazing wonderful things :smileyhappy:
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Re: What book have you loved, but the movie ruined it?

I agree with LOTR.

 

I guess I'm going to have to go with Twilight.  Twilight will always have a special place for me but I wish this series was never turned into movies!  I can't even understand how Stephenie Meyer could be ok with not only the screen play but with the acting! Horrible horrible horrible!!!! 

 

Harry Potter movies arent like the books but the acting is good & so is the story so I really don't mind wish I could say the same for the Twilight movies.  Maybe they should just stop turning books into movies

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I loved the books I Am Number Four and Twilight. The movies are okay but they left things out and some things didn't happen like they were supposed to. It pissed me off. I don't see why its so hard to do the movies like the books. 

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SaraMariaa wrote:

I loved the books I Am Number Four and Twilight. The movies are okay but they left things out and some things didn't happen like they were supposed to. It pissed me off. I don't see why its so hard to do the movies like the books. 


Actually, I'm hoping they change Breaking Dawn. That book totally let me down with a big build-up to no climax and p*ssed me off with its anti-abortion message and melodramatic crap about a girl who should have handled it differently rather than becoming a maternal martyr!

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Definetely the Harry Potter series. Very many things have been left out or changed.

 

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I'm not going to say a specific book or movie.. but one thing I hate when books are turned into movies is I forget how I imagine the characters!! Because most of the time the people they cast are completely different then how I imagine them!!

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I hope they don't mess up The Hunger Games movie. But of course they will.

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I loved the twilight series at one point like, most people. I felt that the movie ruined it completely. The movies got better, but i really lost interest because the first movie was such a dudder. :smileysad: srry twilight fans!

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SaraMariaa wrote:

I loved the books I Am Number Four and Twilight. The movies are okay but they left things out and some things didn't happen like they were supposed to. It pissed me off. I don't see why its so hard to do the movies like the books. 


I thought I Am Number Four was just ok.  I havent seen the movie & am in no hurry but I don't think I'll mind if it is different from the book.  I also don't understand why it is so hard to make movies like the books.  Or why authors are even ok with their books being butchered!  I'm just hoping the Hunger Games & Mortal Instument movies don't dissapoint-I'll have to go in with lowered expectations

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Re: What book have you loved, but the movie ruined it?

Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews!!

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I read the books AND loved the movies!

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Re: What book have you loved, but the movie ruined it?

Oops! That was in response to The Lord of the Rings.

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BB8 wrote:

Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews!!



Yes!!!!!  I watched the movie when I was really young & when I read the book in high school I was shocked with how different the 2 are.  I think this is the best answer so far!

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That is definitely one that I am worried about. I have pictures of what Katniss and all the characters look like and I'm afraid that watching them from someone else's perspective will ruin mine :smileymad:

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i agree wasent eager to read the  i am number 4 book but i did because the movie was coming out .. well book was ok finishd it fairly quickly and sat and waited for the movie.. well the movie sucked!!! compaired to the book   they used only like 10% of the act. book in the movie!!

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