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Post by KCWolf » 10 Sep 2018, 19:15

I think the Jurassic Park series is better than the books.
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Post by Shalomsamuels1 » 15 Sep 2018, 19:32

Hunger Games. The books were poorly written and had no feeling. The movies were done great with you really feeling for the characters.

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Post by aimy869 » 15 Sep 2018, 23:29

harry potter,I felt the movie more than the book,

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Post by Olivia Grace » 19 Sep 2018, 23:39

I have to say the first Maze runner movie, it was a lot better than the book (maybe just for me)

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Post by Lil Reads » 20 Sep 2018, 02:48

Although the short stories and poems these movies are based on are great already, the movies are so well made and fun, they just add another layer of perfection to the source material.

The Roger Corman/Vincent Price series of movies called the "Poe Cycle" take some of Poe's most well known works and use them as a basis for movies. Although there were several, I want to highlight two of the ones I feel expand the Poe works they are based on very well.

"The Raven" uses the poem as a basis for a comedic story of wizard rivalry and spells gone awry. "The Masque of Red Death" is a gorgeous period piece that expands the depravity of the prince and his court that also utilizes symbolic costuming for the Red Death to eerie effect.
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Post by nes86 » 11 Oct 2018, 18:56

I, Robot is one of my favorite movies. I believe the movie is better, though the book and movie don't have a lot in common.

I also agree with the individual who said they preferred the Hunger Games movies to the books. I appreciated the ending of the movie more than the book, but I prefer all my endings to be happy.

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Post by Charlyt » 15 Oct 2018, 09:06

Stardust comes to mind. I really like Gaiman's novels but I thought the movie was more enjoyable.
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Post by HollandBlue » 15 Oct 2018, 09:24

I like Disney's adaptations of books, ie: Snow White and Cinderella. As far as adult movies, Gone with the Wind comes to mind.
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Post by Jsovermyer » 24 Oct 2018, 20:58

I loved the movie "Last of the Mohicans". It's beautiful and romantic. The book is nothing like that. The main character Natty Bumppo is a clown, nothing like the heroic Nathaniel in the movie.

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Post by Sweetp120 » 08 Dec 2018, 01:49

I honestly think that Memoirs of a Geisha was better as a movie than the book. I saw the movie first actually read the book then had to rewatch the movie.

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Post by rlwake04 » 31 Dec 2018, 12:32

I sort of agree with the individual who said about the movie Stardust being better than the book, but I do think that in some cases- such as with Stardust- the movie and book should be treated as separate works. I thoroughly enjoyed both the book and the movie, however I do lean mostly towards the movie; so on that I agree. Another case of treating the movie and book separate is definitely Ella Enchanted. In that, the book and movie are similar in name only.

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Post by Louanne Piccolo » 04 Jan 2019, 11:53

One day and Forrest Gump, without a doubt.
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Post by spellbindingstories » 13 Jan 2019, 23:03

I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion or not, but I loved the Maze Runner movies way more than I liked the books. Also, the Pretty Little Liars tv show was much better than the books.

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Post by Laarmyartist » 31 Jan 2019, 20:47

Kenn_Baker wrote:
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Jacob wrote:
Jackosaurus wrote:I would have to say The Godfather.
Yes, The Godfather was a brilliant movie. Especially it's sequels.

Jaws was a book? I'll have to get reading, but I agree with you that for it's time. The effects were outstanding.
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Post by ZipIsHere » 07 Feb 2019, 15:59

I have to say, Harry Potter, I didn't care much for the books but I absolutely love the movies.
People gonna hate all over me on this probably.

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