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What book did you read and then watch the movie and was disappointed?

  1. chuckandus6 profile image75
    chuckandus6posted 2 years ago

    What book did you read and then watch the movie and was disappointed?

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  2. tsmog profile image83
    tsmogposted 2 years ago

    I have to confess I really do not know. I read a lot of fiction when young (middle school through high school) and since have not other than the JRR Tolkien. I saw portions of that film triology and was happy with what I saw, however the books were not really fresh of mind. Of course I never saw the films in entirety too. Maybe that will become a quest or pursuit. Reread the books and then watch the films on DVD. That would be an interesting project for sure. Thank you for the question.

    1. chuckandus6 profile image75
      chuckandus6posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      thank you for your answer tim

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    More than I can count. The book is almost ALWAYS better than the movie.

    1. chuckandus6 profile image75
      chuckandus6posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      good point

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    TheBizWhizposted 2 years ago

    The Da Vinci Code for sure. It just didn't resonate with me, although I think Tom Hanks was a great fit and the movie wasn't too terribly bad. I just thought the book was better.

    P.S. I am sure I will come up with other ones as the day goes along.

    1. chuckandus6 profile image75
      chuckandus6posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      good choice biz whiz

  5. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 2 years ago

    I'm sure there are a few but the first ones that come to mind are Life of Pi and Shutter Island. Both have twists that just didn't translate well to being acted out. I watched both with my husband who hadn't read either book and he was VERY confused by the end of Life of Pi, he didn't really understand the plot twist at all (whereas in the book it hits you really hard). With Shutter Island it was the opposite, he knew the twist within the first half hour of the movie because they had to be more obvious with the clues.

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      TheBizWhizposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree about Lif of Pi. It is something best left to the imagination, like a Borges' story.

    2. Aime F profile image83
      Aime Fposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It was a really beautiful movie and I enjoyed watching it but I don't think it did the story justice.

    3. chuckandus6 profile image75
      chuckandus6posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't seen or heard of these movies or books but I will make sure I either read or watch movie

    4. Aime F profile image83
      Aime Fposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Life of Pi is an amazing book, definitely recommend!

  6. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 2 years ago

    I've watched some pretty disappointing adaptations. Eragon came to mind first. Followed by Queen of the Damned. I was lucky enough that I watched Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, before reading the book. Because it would have been even more disappointing.

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      TheBizWhizposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Lol. Maybe we should skip the movies altogether!

    2. chuckandus6 profile image75
      chuckandus6posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      my husband said the same thing about eragon

 
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