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Poll From: 12/24/2013

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Have you ever seen a movie you thought was better than the book it was based on? Submitted By swag_h9362084, BC
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mommasbestfriend
on 12/30/13
i loved the movie the notebook and tried to find the book, when i read it i was quite disappointed
sammy0354
on 12/30/13
Books always seem to be better.
MissParsimonious
on 12/29/13
Most of the time I would say the books are way better, but in the case of Disney movies, many of them are based off of dark and depressing old fairy tales - I much prefer the happy endings in the movies. Other than that exception, I would say I always like the books better.
princesslollie
on 12/28/13
books always better
SM1969
on 12/27/13
The book is always better because the movie does not put it all in.
earninformiles
on 12/27/13
I think most books are better than the movies, but there are a few times where they've been "as good as" the other one. BTW, READ FIGHT CLUB, book was wayyyyyyyyyyyy better than the movie. I actually hated the movie and then my friend got me into Chuck Palanuik (sp?) and I started reading his books and discovered he was the author of Fight Club. Like the book, still hate the movie.
ajizzle94
on 12/24/13
sambozo liked this  
I think overall that movies are better than books, because in my opinion you get a better visual perspective rather than ready but that's just me.
earninformiles
on 12/27/13
When I read, I don't really visualize, but I some how get everything they describe that is written down. Not sure why my mind works like that, but it does and movies almost ALWAYS leave out stuff and/or rewrite the story to be completely different. A perfect example of that would be Along Came a Spider. The movie isn't anything close to the book except that there was a kidnapping and some of the names were the same. And as much as I respect Samuel L. Jackson as an actor, he looks nothing like Muhammad Ali.
wrs1297
on 12/25/13
I feel exactly the opposite. I like to let my imagination do the work of creating the "world" of the story.
Nonhumanman
on 12/24/13
I no right
kimart4974
on 12/26/13
earninformiles liked this  
Every book is better than the movie! I've even seen movies that had I not read the book, I would not have known what was going on!
JuliaFaraday
on 12/26/13
Speak
Rocklover91
on 12/26/13
The books are always better than the movie.
Azr2D
on 12/26/13
Not that I can recall but that could change.
kimberlyrae25
on 12/26/13
earninformiles liked this  
I like the books better. they have so much that you miss out on in the movie.
ZenoxEdits1
on 12/25/13
World War 3
ClassicalMe422
on 12/25/13
Daddy-Long-Legs in all its movie adaptions is better than the book by Jean Webster. Otherwise I usually greatly prefer the book.
W5906369
on 12/25/13
heidemarie liked this  
World War Z
readerofbooks2
on 12/25/13
No movie lives up to my imagination as I read the book.
StehrM
on 12/25/13
heidemarie liked this  
Congo
katzo
on 12/25/13
Twilight. lol jk
mullattomania
on 12/25/13
heidemarie liked this  
THE BIBLE
mullattomania
on 12/25/13
BENgI
mullattomania
on 12/25/13
no Christmas here
elausa
on 12/25/13
no ..movie is best
homeschoolmom67
on 12/25/13
Shoeless Joe vs. Field of Dreams. Movie was better.
Angelo1991
on 12/25/13
alphamom6 liked this  
books are always better than movies
pic297
on 12/24/13
PetraGrace liked this  
I'm probably "dating" myself here, but GONE WITH THE WIND is one of the few books where I actually liked the movie better.
sweetpeajaysmom
on 12/25/13
earninformiles liked this  
I don't think you have to be a certain age to like Gone With the Wind. I just read it last month and I really liked it. I liked the book better. :)
PimplishesChris
on 12/25/13
hmm I kinda thought To Kill a Mockingbird was a better movie than a book
mariehatheway53
on 12/25/13
yes
ToddPadgett
on 12/24/13
never have
nobriga
on 12/24/13
O think its cool
noyes123
on 12/24/13
Loads.
tornadokay
on 12/24/13
I loved the movie A Walk to Remember. I watched it, THEN read the book expecting to love it....disappointed.
Rapiddoublexx
on 12/24/13
That's my girlfriend's favorite movie.
jgbald
on 12/24/13
Amarra and 2 others liked this  
All of Stephen King books were better than the movies.
selser
on 12/24/13
RomperStomp liked this  
Except for The Shining.
aaronz77
on 12/24/13
totally agree.
selser
on 12/24/13
The movie The Shining was better than the book, thanks to Stanley Kubrick and Jack Nicholson.
TBucket77
on 12/24/13
64mustanggirl and 5 others liked this  
A book is written for the reader to interpret. No book can ever compare to what you have imagined or the how the writer meant it to be. It is all on a very personal level. We see what we want and judge the same. Just like the saying, one man's trash is another man treasure. :-)
DemandFreedomNow
on 12/24/13
dc5523 and 2 others liked this  
Hollywood always adds bad things into wholesome books and ruins them.
tiatank
on 12/24/13
VolleyG124 liked this  
Practical Magic...movie was better than the book. I slogged through that book! Totally surprised b/c I ALWAYS like the book better!
sdrowdrawkcab
on 12/24/13
ShawnaC123 and 1 others liked this  
i thought "Girl, Interrupted" was a much better movie.
GrK1357
on 12/24/13
DemandFreedomNow liked this  
I always enjoy the book more! I'm a reader!
vonokmr87
on 12/24/13
dc5523 liked this  
Its always fun to read the book and watch just to compare.
Nonhumanman
on 12/24/13
odean14 liked this  
I recently saw brige to Terabithia an it was way better than the book
murkywaters786
on 12/24/13
jtippetts and 1 others liked this  
No way. They totally ruined that story.
Nonhumanman
on 12/24/13
I no they made the book seem so vague
Iuro
on 12/24/13
Fahrenheit 451
The movie 'Equilibrium' is based on that book
itsybumble
on 12/24/13
veggiemarjie liked this  
Now that I've read the comments... can I change my response?? :)
MaryG6899
on 12/24/13
catching fire
Flixie
on 12/24/13
The Rescuers. Catching Fire. All three LOTR movies (recent) were better (Tolkien can be so unbearably long-winded). And Matlida's a tie, although the two stories were very different.
Jennifer1
on 12/24/13
the LOTR movies are all too long as well. They needed to edit more out. I am not a fan. They are just too long for me. That said, LOTR fans are fortunate to have movie makers so dedicated to the story telling. Hollywood usually chops source material up until it's a shell of it's original story. You can tell that the people involved really do love the story and it isn't just all about the money (it doesn't hurt that they are making a lot of money)..
javar2000
on 12/24/13
Twilight
CornPicknDogLvr
on 12/24/13
TheStampLady and 1 others liked this  
How to Train Your Dragon. I thought the book was silly and a bit boring. Loved the movie.
Cumbeeclan
on 12/24/13
Oh, I wish I'd thought of that one! I did like the movie better than the book.
emily41598
on 12/24/13
twilight
kimble24
on 12/24/13
Enchanted April--the movie version was very faithful to the book until the end, and then the improvement was marvelous. Gotta see it to believe it.
wendimac
on 12/24/13
wrs1297 and 1 others liked this  
For the most part, the book is usually better simply because the reader can use their own imagination to envision the characters, setting, etc. Whereas a movie lays it out for you...it's someone else's vision. Some movies based on books are better than others...Jaws was a great movie, whereas the movie 1984 sucked compared to the book.
GreenPenguinX
on 12/24/13
Happyhaylee liked this  
willy wonka

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