Three Reasons Why The Book Is Always Better

Three Reasons Why The Book Is Always Better

Why movies are disappointing fans of the book they're based off of

We’ve all seen movies that are based on books, and most of them are not very good.

Usually, the movies are pretty good standing alone, but if you’ve read the book, you’ll hate it. It’s incredibly frustrating when you read a book and then get super excited to find out it’s being turned into a movie, only to be completely devastated when the movie is nothing like the book.

By this point, we should almost expect for the movies to suck, but we keep seeing them anyway in hopes that they don’t. If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the book is always better, and here’s why.

1. The movies take out important details.

Authors pour their heart and soul into writing their stories, but the movie version doesn’t have time to build complex characters or explain background information. A lot of times, crucial information is taken out of the movie for the sake of time, and it often leads the viewers to be confused or dislike the movie.

Characters are also often taken out because they don’t have time to introduce them in the movie, or don’t believe they are important enough to the storyline. This is the most frustrating thing for a person who read the book first, as they can easily spot the missing information in the movie.

Also, for those who loved the book, no scene or character is unimportant, and they don’t believe anything should be taken out, even for time sake. Personally, I’d rather have the movie be really long than for them to take out parts of the book.

2. The movies add new details.

This frustrates me more than you can even imagine. The author took an incredible amount of time to carefully write their book, and then you change it for the movie?

It baffles me.

What’s even worse is when they take out integral sections of the book, and then put in random new scenes that are completely different. I don’t understand why they change so much in movies when they’re trying to base it off of something that is already written. It makes those of us that read the books first hate the movie, and that’s not what movie producers should want.

3. They don’t pay attention to character details when casting for the movie.

Authors spend a lot of time developing their characters, and often give vivid descriptions when describing their physical traits and mannerisms. However, many movies cast actors and actresses that are nothing like what the author described.

And I understand that it’s hard to find someone who’s perfect for the part, but sometimes it’s just ridiculous. I mean, you can definitely do better than casting an actress that’s in her 20s to play a 12-year-old (I’m talking to you, Lightning Thief casting directors).

I understand that it’s difficult to produce a movie that’s exactly like the book, but in the end, changing it just disappoints the fans of the book. It’s almost better to watch the movie and then read the book if you haven’t yet already because you’re not as dissatisfied.

It also makes me feel bad for the author, because they worked extremely hard on their book, only for it to be completely changed when the directors decide what’s not important. In the end, we can only hope that one day a movie will be made that doesn’t make the ones who read the book want to cry with disappointment.

And for those of you that don't like reading the book, trust me when I say that it is always better than the movie.

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The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

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4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

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Every year we think it will go differently, and yet...


It's pre-Christmas, and it will be a day of stress, love, and wonderful food.

1. You wake up to the sounds of a parent slamming pots and pans on the counter top


It is time. The day has begun and your mom or dad will start yelling for you any minute.

2. You finally make it downstairs and you're assigned your tasks before family arrives


There will be the "Make this table," or the "Dust the entire house because your cousins are coming and they won't notice but your aunt sure will. Oh, and please stay out of the kitchen." You know, the usual.

3. You try to eat breakfast and lunch but honestly you can not WAIT for dinner tonight and the smells coming from the kitchen are overwhelming


What are we celebrating again? I'm just excited to eat.

4. You rush and make your way to the grocery store at least once (maybe twice) because your parents can't leave the kitchen


"You would think mom wouldn't forget anything for tonight, but I guess it is pretty easy to forget gravy when you're making a million other dishes," you think to yourself as you try to defend the forgetfulness.

5. You spend a few hours feeling bored as you wait for your family members to arrive because you still aren't allowed in the kitchen and you find yourself watching that one "Friends" episode to kill some time. 


Football or "Friends"? Honestly I should ask my mom if she needs more help but I'll just keep watching this.

6. Your family finally arrives 


It is suddenly overwhelmingly loud and you now get to talk about your life for the next few hours. Food cannot come soon enough.

7. Hours and hours seemed to go by but dinner is finally ready


At llllaaaassssstttttttttt, my dinnnnnnneeeeerrrrrrrr will be mmmmiiiinnneeeeeeeeee!

8. You have to sit through and listen to either heated debate or six conversations at once while you eat 


Honestly, I'll just keep quiet and enjoy these mashed potatoes for their deliciousness.

9. You get one look from your mom and suddenly your busting the whole table


But hey, there are worse things in life. For instance, I'm not even toughing that turkey carcass I don't care what my parents say.

10. It's round two. You've been waiting for that pie all day 


There's this cool thing called a dessert stomach where you have more room for dessert than you did five minutes ago. Isn't that great?!?

11. Your family slowly starts to leave, and the food coma starts to settle in 


It's been a great meal, even if there was some arguing. At the end of it all, it's still been a great thanksgiving.

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