What book did you read and then watch the movie and was disappointed?
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.
More than I can count. The book is almost ALWAYS better than the movie.
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.
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.
I agree about Lif of Pi. It is something best left to the imagination, like a Borges' story.
It was a really beautiful movie and I enjoyed watching it but I don't think it did the story justice.
I haven't seen or heard of these movies or books but I will make sure I either read or watch movie
Life of Pi is an amazing book, definitely recommend!
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.
by Catherine Spinola 7 years ago
Would you rather read the book, see the movie, or do both? And which would you do first?With so many books made into movies, it seems that people either read the book or go see the movie. Some also do both. I would prefer to read the book first and then see the movie.
by Marc Lee 3 years ago
Do you feel we all put up facades, and then when folks discover our facade, they become disappointed
by kpfingaz 3 years ago
Well there's got to be over 100 threads in this forum about Favorite movie. So anyway I know Hollywood has played some pranks on us (read: threw shitty movies at us) and tried to make us watch them. I've seen some. You know they're really horrible when:>> You fall asleep multiple times trying...
by Mohan Kumar 6 years ago
Have you ever re-read a book that was your childhood favourite? What was the experience like?I recently re-read some of my child hood favourites and it was a strange experience - some stand the test of time while others left me disappointed!
by wytegarillaz 23 months ago
Would you rather read a good book or watch a movie ?If so why ? I personally love to read a book as there are no adverts !
by Crazzy Kylex © 2012 7 years ago
Should I watch the movie or read the book first?
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