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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #1 - hellomynameisbill
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I think people sometimes forget that the term "film adaptation" does not directly translate into "film version". And that the phrase "based on the book" does not directly translate to "copied off the book".
User avatar #9 to #1 - europe
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"Copied off the book" would be alot better in most cases
#8 to #1 - anon id: 02f907fe
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People don't forget that. People get angry when writers and directors take licenses and change things for a WORSE result than the original. If they are not going to do better, WHY CHANGE IT?
User avatar #17 to #8 - slandersalamander
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What's the point of watching something you've already read? I find it interesting to see a different interpretation of a story than what I've already read in the book.
User avatar #140 to #17 - Crusader
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it creates a medium through which you can share it rather than going "read this book" you can go "Let's watch this movie, I also have the books if your interested"

It doesn't have to be exactly what you think of from the book. It can be different. But don't then take the book, ditch the central themes and plotpoints and then go "here's the movie"
#30 to #17 - anon id: b8f461a9
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Ever played a game twice? Or how about going out to the same restaurant more than once, or even laughing at a repost, talking to the same person, inside jokes, drinking the same drink more than once, eating the same food, using the same temperature on the shower, buying the same brand of toilet paper, chewing the same gum, wearing the same shoes, wearing the same outfit, listening to the same song?

The point is that people enjoy experiences multiple times, this way they can experience it in a new way.
User avatar #19 to #1 - indecisivejew
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That would be fine if the film adaptations were ever half as good as the books they were based on. Literally the only film adaptations I can think of that were better than the books are Jurassic Park and the LOTR trilogy.
#37 to #19 - sixpoundsofjerky
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Jurassic Park, as far as the novel was concerned, was a lot more epic, though.
User avatar #40 to #1 - vileinsect
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well but the least you can do is to get the main character looks quite the same as the book describe right? like harry potter, lotr, or even divergen, narnia. hunger games katniss looks nothing like ******* jennifer lawrence. she's fat and have big boobs. there's even a part in the book where capitor force katniss to have breast implant.
#95 to #1 - lionti
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yeah but with World War Z the movie just used the title. What happens in the book is completely different. Even the style of zombies are different, if your going to make an adaptation of a book at least keep the key aspects of it rather than your own movie and copy the title of the book
User avatar #181 to #1 - thediablo
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This, ******* this.
People need to realize that film versions are just that: film versions, or adaptations, not recreations, I find it really annoying when people complain that a 600+ pages book does not get translated too well into film
#23 to #1 - makhan
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True, but every now and then this **** happens.
User avatar #116 to #23 - timmity
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and how to train your dragon.
User avatar #101 to #23 - batmanbeyonddgrave
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I actually liked it as a movie.. just not as a film version of eragon
User avatar #104 to #101 - makhan
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I will admit to seeing the movie before the book. I believed it to be relatively okay at the time if mediocre. After reading the book though, and looking at some of the scenes now, the whole thing is basically a cringe-fest of epic proportions. I could be stuck in a room full of nothing but fedora-wearing neckbeards who do nothing but discuss atheism and still find the experience more enjoyable than watching the movie now.
#34 to #23 - anon id: 95ff4603
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God yes. Worst book adaptation ever, with the possible exception of sea of monsters
#69 to #34 - rabidaardvark
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clearly you've never watched Golden Compass dont; it fails as a film, not just as an adaptation
User avatar #168 to #69 - novren
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Favourite trilogy, worst adaptation ever imo.
User avatar #132 to #69 - lapsushominum
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Yeah I read the entire series and then watched the movie. I loved the books. I thought they were excellent, but the movie was mediocre. It made me really sad that so much was cut and the mystery of Dust being dumbed down so much.
User avatar #115 to #69 - timmity
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I liked it
#96 to #69 - bann
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Yea....that one made me sad. They left out the entire premise of the book and god damn that ending hurt so bad...they made lyra's dad look like a good guy ****** damn it
User avatar #63 to #34 - kilotech
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sea of monsters?
User avatar #72 to #63 - jaggedherp
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Second Percy Jackson book, horrible adaptation.
User avatar #75 to #72 - kilotech
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ah I saw the first movie but never even knew/cared they made a second. i was pissed they cut out a major story point that was like 12 pages long, books are good though
#55 to #34 - anon id: 85400b33
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I disagree this is the absolute film adaptation
#56 to #55 - anon id: 85400b33
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absolute *worse
User avatar #147 to #56 - thunderdownunder
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*worst
#15 - mooproxy
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Yeah, but what if we turn a 300 page book into 3 two-and-a-half hour movies?
User avatar #32 to #15 - dvdfaust
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Money.
#165 to #15 - thecakeisaliereal
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Did you hear about the new Harry Potter based ones?

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them...the movie...
This might be a fake poster, but it's the one that has arisen when people starting talking about the movie
User avatar #183 to #165 - vortexrain
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It's not literally the book. It's the author of the book going around in his life collecting the data for the book.
User avatar #188 to #183 - thecakeisaliereal
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I know that, but the idea is based on a book from the Harry Potter universe. I said "Harry Potter based ones"
#41 to #15 - viralkamina
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nah man they also uncluded alot of other lore that is not mentionet in the hobbit.
#70 to #15 - kevinipples
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they used many pages of extra content that Tolkien simply could not put in the book in the movie
User avatar #138 to #15 - Crusader
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There is a lot of extra content, not to mention a lot of those books take stuff that's briefly described like "He climbed up the tree" and make it it's own little scene.

The opposite of most books, where a lot of description that doesn't take up time in movies, there is a lot of things that are briefly stated that when shown in film, take a little bit.
#16 to #15 - eddymolly
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Yeah, but ******* awesome films!   
   
And to be honest, if theres one series that there's no harm in getting more of, its LoTR   
   
 And they involve a lot of other stuff, things from Gandalfs part of the stories and the wizards fighting the Necromancer
Yeah, but ******* awesome films!

And to be honest, if theres one series that there's no harm in getting more of, its LoTR

And they involve a lot of other stuff, things from Gandalfs part of the stories and the wizards fighting the Necromancer
User avatar #61 to #16 - liamdurf
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They are great, but I was pretty mad about them cutting out Beorn's screen time to have a love story.
User avatar #105 to #61 - trollchildxy
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******* AGREED! They can include **** from other books all they want but they straight up added **** that wasnt there.
#99 to #16 - corsairjoshua
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A lot of people seem to just forget that the Appendices exist. Of course I would've liked it better if they had avoided the whole chasing the Dragon around shenanigans. Seemed like a waste of screen time that could have been better served in Mirkwood or Beorn's cottage
A lot of people seem to just forget that the Appendices exist. Of course I would've liked it better if they had avoided the whole chasing the Dragon around shenanigans. Seemed like a waste of screen time that could have been better served in Mirkwood or Beorn's cottage
User avatar #179 to #16 - sarahm
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And it includes parts from the Silmarillion
#152 to #16 - anon id: ab64f97e
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The should have done 3 movies per LoTR book, like Fellowship of the Ring should have been 3.
User avatar #66 - lagingerninja
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Eragon. ******* arsewipe I still cringe.
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User avatar #11 to #10 - karson
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I loved the book, and liked the movie. movie wasn't great, but for what it was it was good.
User avatar #14 to #10 - avocadoXD
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or a mockumentary
User avatar #18 to #10 - WimTehNecro [OP]
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Ummm I think it would have done better if they did it in the same style they did The ABC's of Death or Movie 43. It has been done before......
User avatar #26 to #10 - miklthepikl
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turn it into a band of brothers esque show and you've got a goldmine
User avatar #29 to #26 - karson
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yeah, ****, they could take a platoon of guys from the new army and have a complete tv series that just follows them retaking the country.
#12 to #10 - azraelthemage
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If you're gonna make a statement about something, at least get the title right.
#97 to #12 - hillbillypowpow
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****. I just got over how ****** that movie was. Now I'm upset again.
User avatar #139 to #97 - Crusader
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It's good as a zombie movie.

But to be honest, WWZ shouldn't be a movie.
It should be a series where each episode is a different story.
User avatar #13 to #12 - karson
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****, my bad, brain fart.
#83 - crzycuban
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#88 - anon id: 1140fb46
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As a anon is my responsibility to bring to light the WORST film adaptation ever made
#108 to #88 - anon id: 44bf1e8f
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If funnyjunk ever goes down in the dark and distant future, I hope that admin's last act is to make it so that that movie is played on every webpage in this domain.
#113 to #88 - givememoarpony
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here we are safe, here we are free
here we are safe, here we are free
#151 to #88 - anon id: ab64f97e
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Wow, what a good FAN-MADE poster for an Avatar movie..
#154 to #88 - xirbitzy
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BItch please
#158 to #88 - Sjujimako
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Well, the live action Dragonball..
Just saying
#94 to #88 - dontknowmeatall
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I refuse to recognise the existence of such movie. That film never happened.
#100 to #94 - rebeller
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What film?
#6 - timmity
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MFW
User avatar #58 to #6 - wolfmango
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The author approved of the way the producers were running his story though
#60 to #58 - timmity
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"his story" DOES THIS LOOK LIKE A MALE OR A FEMALE THAT IDENTIFIES AS SUCH?!
User avatar #62 to #60 - wolfmango
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whoops, didn't know that
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User avatar #21 to #6 - whtkid
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I loved that movie though What's wrong with it???
User avatar #50 to #21 - meatygoodness
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I read somebody's rant about it, basically the movie isn't bad but it doesn't follow the book in the slightest other than the main idea and the character names.
#71 to #21 - tokitoki
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Pretty much the only similarities between the book and the movie are that hiccup is a loser and there are dragons in it.
Mainly, in the book it's already a tradition that the townspeople capture and befriend dragons. Toothless is supposed to be tiny, whimpy, legitimately toothless dragon that Hiccup gets.
Closer to something like this dragon that was shown in the movie.
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User avatar #102 to #71 - whtkid
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I love toothless so much though hes adorable
User avatar #103 to #102 - tokitoki
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Oh don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the movie version of toothless.
I did enjoy the movie a lot, it just really doesn't stick to the book at all.
User avatar #185 to #103 - vortexrain
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Rule of thumb: If it doesn't compare well to the book, see if it stands well on its own merits. If it does, drop it.
User avatar #192 to #185 - tokitoki
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Yup, pretty much.
I usually don't compare it with the book at all, and see how it stands as a movie alone.
It loses points if there are ambiguous scenes that wouldn't make sense if you didn't read the book.
#87 - clickythepirate
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I really wish that was an actual job because they seriously ****** this movie up. Left out MOST of the zero-g mach battles, most of the fantasy quest game and effects it had on Ender, the effect of what happened to his bully and what happened to bonzo was also left out, most of the **** between Ender and pretty much ******* everyone was left out
#121 to #87 - urapooper
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I never read the book but when I watched the movie it felt like it was written as a fanfiction. The main character was too much iffy to like, the flow was a bit forced and the sentence that they used in the poster ruined the ending.
User avatar #123 to #121 - liru
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I have never herd anyone say the movie felt like fan fiction before. but now that you made me think about it that's probably the most accurate description. There was very little depth to the movie, felt like i was being told how the book went buy a friend who read it a year ago.
User avatar #157 to #87 - shiningfinger
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I had such high hopes for that movie and it turned out to be another Dune
User avatar #169 to #87 - novren
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Plus Bean is like the nicest guy ever.
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User avatar #48 to #46 - KayRed
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Don't even put Hunger Games up there, because that was such a ****** book. People who say it's a great book wouldn't know a great book if it bit them in the ass. That book was made to be a ****** teen fiction that they knew would leave shelves because 13 year olds don't have the mental capacity to read much else, but then it was turned into a movie with the goal of turning it into a block buster movie which forced them to actually make it good. I wrote a whole essay about why that movie is better on a critical level.

What you are is a snob, a snob who thinks that ******** on a movie adapted from a book makes you look smart, but judging by your choice of book (Hunger Games, Eragon, and Warm Bodies to be precise), your taste in books is ****** and juvenile, so you have no room to talk.
User avatar #80 to #48 - dancingdoggy
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I watched the Polar Express with a friend, and she got all annoyed "because it wasn't like the book."

Ok, that's usually reasonable. Then she shows me the book later - it's like a 15 page children's book with 2 lines per page.

I'm like... what did you expect? A 20 minute movie?
#53 to #48 - jessesanman
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Eragon book: Meh, pretty good considering who wrote it.

Eragon movie: Dafuq is this ****?
User avatar #54 to #53 - KayRed
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Maybe it was good, but it's still teen fiction, and teen fiction is generally a lower quality of adult books.
#57 to #54 - jessesanman
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True, but the movie was horrendous. Even people who never read the book said so.
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#65 to #64 - pridefulmatthew
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Harry Potter is actually childrens fiction.
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#68 to #67 - pridefulmatthew
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There is a difference between children and teen fiction though.
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User avatar #52 to #51 - KayRed
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That ain't bait dude, that's me being right, and you know it.
User avatar #24 - broslo
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what they did to Eragon should be a criminal offence punishable by death to the director and everyone related to him in any way so the genes can't be passed on