Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Book Vs. Movies
Reading books and then watching a movie based on that book is one of my favorite things to do. More often than not, the book is always better. There is one exception to this rule: the movie "The Notebook" was WAY better than the book by Nicholas Sparks. I thought the book was written for second graders. Here is my list of books that are better than the movie:
Gone with the Wind
The Da Vinci Code
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Water for Elephants
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Other Bolelyn Girl
My Sister's Keeper
The Secret Life of Bees
The Lovely Bones
(And many more. If you haven't read any of these books and want me to comment on some of them, let me know)
There are three books that have been made into movies which I am very upset I didn't read before I saw the movie: In Her Shoes by Jennifer Wiener, The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger, and The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Anyway, so I just saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in theaters on Sunday night.
The movie was phenomenal. I cried through the whole thing. Chip was sitting next to me and he said, "This isn't even a sad part!" I had to be like, "You don't know what's coming!! You didn't read the book!" Haha. The movie was so good, but they left out so many important parts of the story. They didn't get into Dumbledore's past, Harry's family tree, the major parts about the Weasley family, or tell everything about Professor Snape. Now, I realize it's a movie and they can't put everything in, but all of the books are so worth reading. Reading the Harry Potter series was seriously life changing. Even though I started reading the books in college, I kind of I grew up with the characters. Honestly, I felt like I really knew them personally. Only true Harry Potter fans understand. For those of you who have seen the movie, let me know what you thought about the Harry Potter books vs. the movies.