I am soooo glad I found this thread! Like everyone I know tells me not to watch Film adaptions of book because they annoy me so much. I don't wanna say it but I think I am really not going to like twilight.
I really think that ragdoll
has the right Idea I just can't stop going "What the hell? This never fricking Happened!" when I watch stuff.
Everyone I've ever talked to about it thought that the Eragon movie couldn't have been liked less if they'd killed off all the main characters, introduced the teletubbies and had a tribute to Hitler in it. So that one people always understand. But about other films people just don't get it, but now I've read this thread i am really happy to know that other people hate the HP films too, But tell me - aren't you all gonna see the next 3 anyway? I am.
dandyvampgirl_13 wrote:Lord of the RIngs was EPIC. I watched the movies first, cuz they came out when I was 10, and wouldn't have understood the books, but when I finally did read them, I was happy with how much they kept. Course, I can still point out EVERY differentiation from the books. But it all fit together really well into one of the most epic movies ever!
Eragon- ... Holy crap. Honestly, I love the books. Theyre not the best ever, but theyre still really good (am I the only one who's read Brisingr???) but the MOVIE. ARGH. That was painful! They took about half the plot and matched it up with a new plot that hardly made sense, and nothing truely felt like the book did! They definately could have done a better job.
But last, and not least, the most painful adaption...
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
That. Was. Horrible. Honestly, it should even be NAMED after the Dark is Rising. The book is too good to be degraded with such a horrible movie. Not even Susan Cooper, the author, liked it. At all. They took maybe, two plot points, screwed everything else, tried to modernize it (this book CANNOT be modernized) and added new thins that never ever existed and made NO sense. I was in tears, it was that bad. *shudders*
I assume you all think I'm too harsh a critic, but that's just how I am. I'm a die hard book fan. (And The Seeker really did suck)
Which is why I doubt I'm going to like Twilight.
I totally agree with everything you said there - but I haven't seen The Dark Is Rising yet but I saw the Advert and Thought " Uhhhhhh WHAT?"
I don't think that you're a harsh critic - I am probobly worse.
well yeh - that's all i can think of for the moment - but to let you know, there's a Inheritance trilogy thread somewhere if you want to take a look at it.