Watch the movie first. That way you can see the movie and be excited instead of focusing on all the detail that they left out that were in the book. Then read the book and it will be like having little bonus features that the movie didn't have. Of course if you have already read the book and they come out with the movie, you really don't have a choice.
Fact: The book is always going to be way better.
Fact: Screenwriters take all the major plot points and fill in the rest with stuff they think makes sense to the story whether it actually happened in the book or not.
Personally I think you should read the book first because it allows you to really get to know the characters. This makes you more invested in them when you watch the movie.
The movie is usually not as good as the book. I try to read the book first if I can. The book takes longer to read and has a lot more depth to it. Watching the movie usually ruins a lot of the excitement from the book. Watching the movie is neat because you can see how close you were to picturing the characters.
I think Harry Potter was one series where the books matched the movies really well.
Always read tthe book, then don't bother about the film, which is often poorly acted and generally bears little resemblance to the book. For me the opposite once occured, I saw the film of Dune (excellent), then tried to read the book, the book, for me, was unreadable, I never managed to get beyond the first couple of paragraphs.
i like to read the book first to get a feel of the chars and usually the book is better but if the movie is better it feels like a bonus to the book
by Joan Whetzel 6 years ago
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by Catherine Spinola 7 years ago
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by visionandfocus 7 years ago
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What book did you read and then watch the movie and was disappointed?
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