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Re: Books That Shouldn't Have Been Made Into Movies

Post by emmaskyblue » 06 Jul 2017, 12:39

Sometimes, it is not easy to convert written work to actions that is why we have disparities.

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Post by sophiemer642 » 06 Jul 2017, 19:26

I think all books can be made into movies, but it's how they are carried out which is the issue. But keep in mind that movie makers have, on average, 2 hours to fit 300 pages of a book. It is not that easy, and only few succeed in making a movie that is pleasant and enjoyed by most people.

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Post by GerganaIvanova_7 » 31 Jan 2018, 13:15

lolashoes wrote:
26 Jul 2016, 20:27
The Mortal Instruments. The film adaptation was horrible in my opinion. I was only able to endure the first 15 minutes of the movie. :/
Yes, totally agree, the books were fantastic, but the movie...

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Post by RebeccasReading » 02 Feb 2018, 08:34

Why does everyone hate the DaVinci code movie?? I liked it, though the book was way better. I'm scared for the second season of Big LIttle Lies--the first season was true to the book and that's why it was great. I have no idea how they're planning to do another season even though they already covered all the source material.

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Post by Musae » 04 Feb 2018, 00:48

I agree with Eragon - the movie did not do the book justice!

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Post by whoisaida » 04 Feb 2018, 04:49

Twilight (':

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Believe it or not.

Twilight saga is the worst.

New moon, eclipse and breaking dawn are acceptable.

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Post by swirlofink » 04 Feb 2018, 16:00

The true film adaption that let me down was the Percy Jackson and the Olympians movies. I still remember how the very first 30 second teaser trailer was more in line with the book than the actual movie was. I'm still holding out hope they're going to remake it maybe as a TV show with a diverse cast! :")

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Post by Jaycee95 » 04 Feb 2018, 18:44

I didn't like the remake of IT. Terrible casting in my opinion and they changed the movie alot. From the book.

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Post by ayoomisope » 10 Feb 2018, 18:10

The Bookaholic wrote:
16 Dec 2013, 11:02
The twilight saga. I did not enjoy those movies.
I totally agree. Also, the Percy Jackson franchise.
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Post by Tzara Drusak » 12 Feb 2018, 20:07

The Fifty Shades series, Vampire Academy, Eragon, Mortal Instruments. What were they thinking???!!
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Post by EWatson02 » 13 Feb 2018, 23:09

Wasif Ahmed wrote:
08 Oct 2016, 00:37
The golden compass movie just made me mad. It was dull and boring. The divergent movies as well were not any better.
Ohhhhh lordy, The Golden Compass. I remember watching the end of that movie, knowing it wasn't going to end the way the book was going to end, and still being shocked when they did end it. I sat there thinking "what? No, what?? Put those lights back down, we're not done here!"

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Post by pinefamily » 14 Feb 2018, 05:47

All movies based on books are basically cash grabs. The different medium is always going to present issues for movie makers, some books more than others.
For me, most Stephen King inspired movies. I did like the new It, and thought it was closer to the book in feel than the older one. Stephen King apparently liked it too.
The Dark Tower movie would have been confusing to anyone not familiar with the books, and I felt it was rushed, cramming a whole series into one movie. They could have at least got a trilogy out of it; unlike the overstretched Hobbit trilogy, the Dark Tower would have benefited from more than one movie.
Catch 22 was a terrible movie, as was the first Conan movie, with Schwarzenegger. I grew up reading Robert E. Howard, and could not believe how poor that movie was.
On the flip side, I watched Gone Girl before reading the book. Loved the movie, but did not enjoy the book.

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Post by Mrverno » 14 Feb 2018, 08:44

I am currently reading Game of Thrones, after watching season one. I am amazed at how well the two compliment each other. Now, on the other hand, I tried reading No Country for Old Men after seeing the movie and could not get past the third chapter. Not because of the writing, I love Cormac McCarthy, but because of Woody Harleson and his character. For some reason it was the interpretation of the character for me that ruined it. But take The Road, loved the book, but I read it first. Do others find it matters if you read it first or not? Would love a discussion.

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Post by gracemutanu » 14 Feb 2018, 13:00

The NeverEnding Story. Really bad.

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Post by laceyymayf » 15 Feb 2018, 02:21

Coraline. Read them book and tell in love.. Watched the movie and it just wasn't the same at all.

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