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Post by lara_haelterman » 22 Nov 2018, 12:19

Ready Player One. I was expecting a lot of it since it's an adaptation by Steven Spielberg. However, too much was changed in my opinion. Since I read the book right before I saw the movie, I compared everything and found it hard to like the movie. I didn't finish watching it.

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Post by Cash-Centered Creep » 01 Dec 2018, 08:03

My personal choice is the 2013 adaptation of The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. Very disappointing. Felt that the film lacked the substance that made the book as 'great' as it was.

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Post by HRichards » 03 Dec 2018, 15:57

The Golden Compass was amazingly boring as a movie and if I'd never read the book it sure would make me want to pass on it. I often feel a movie doesn't have to reflect ALL of a book that it's based on as long as it is a good MOVIE and makes you interested in the book. The Golden Compass did neither.

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Post by Lady-of-Literature » 28 Dec 2018, 18:21

Does the movie "The Secret of NIMH II" count. I know the first one was based of the book, "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH," by Robert O'Brien (1970) was a good adaptation - or at least it was in my book, the sequel was just unnecessary and did a complete disservice to the charters. Especially Mrs. Frisby, or rather Mrs. Brisby in the movies, children a disservice.

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Post by tazdevil » 29 Dec 2018, 10:08

Am I the only one that either reads the book or watches the movie but never both? I try to not be extremely disappointed and ruin my take on either the book or movie.

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Post by spellbindingstories » 14 Jan 2019, 00:37

I was really disappointed by The Darkest Minds movie adaption. It felt like they focused more on CGI than the message of the original story.

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Post by briellejee » 14 Jan 2019, 20:42

THE PERCY JACKSON SERIES!!!!!!! It could have been wonderful and amazing but ughhhhh it's so disappointing. The books are great though!!
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Post by Swat3737 » 15 Jan 2019, 20:21

Ealasaid wrote:
16 May 2015, 06:39
Needful Things by Stephen King. I loved the book, but the movie was awful. I shouldn't have been surprised. The book was so detailed; it's impossible for a movie to capture that. But still, it was really a disappointment.
Agreed! The characters were so much richer in the book
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Post by Swat3737 » 15 Jan 2019, 20:23

The Mists of Avalon which was a TV mini series, not really a movie. Juliana Marguelis was wonderful but it just wasn’t good. But it is the most amazing, beautifully written book and truly deserves a better movie
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