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#1 - mudkipfucker
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(07/24/2013) [-]
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Or maybe turning the book into a tv series,
#2 to #1 - threadz
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(07/24/2013) [-]
mmmmm...No. Very few if any books could adapt to being a good story divided into 10-30 separate but exciting parts.
#4 to #2 - awildniglet
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Harry Potter sure as hell could
#5 to #4 - threadz
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Harry potter was 7 books, and split into 8 three hour movies. Ever watched a 3 hour TV show?
#6 to #5 - awildniglet
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Ever read a Harry Potter book? There's so much happening in one book, it's completely possible to break up the books into episodes.
Hell, each book could be a season
#7 to #6 - threadz
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(07/24/2013) [-]
There is a lot in each book, but the story isn't laid out in such a way that an episodic presentation would be very good unless the story was changed wildly. and most people don't like it when you change a story while adapting it to a movie
#8 to #7 - awildniglet
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(07/24/2013) [-]
I don't know, I can see it as a mini series possibly. They were considering making one after the first movie. The chapters close and open up as if an episode would
It wouldn't work now because there are movies out and almost everyone has read the book. I think it's possible though, without changing the story even
#9 to #8 - threadz
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Maybe, but I doubt it. a story designed to work as a single unit doesn't often adapt well to being served in parts.
#103 to #1 - DrollHumor
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Well that's how True Blood started.

I haven't watched past the first season however, since they deviated from the original story just by adding Jessica and screwing up who made Eric. I assume it's gotten much worse.
#138 to #103 - flyingfeces
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Perhaps, but atleast it's still much better than The Vampire Diaries


which I obviously have never seen in my life
#143 to #138 - DrollHumor
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I have never read nor seen that series. Sounds like Twilight in a different wrapper.
#156 to #143 - flyingfeces
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Basically yes, only it being a non sparkling one and it being filled with even more teeny highschool drama.
#360 to #1 - ngrbby
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(07/25/2013) [-]
the Dresden Files on Sci Fy was an abortion.
#219 to #1 - turbohysteria
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I agree.
I agree.
#111 to #1 - nsfwbrowserv
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#98 to #1 - finances
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(07/24/2013) [-]
One series I could REALLY see making it as on television is the Inheritance Cycle. Four really long books, changing POVs. The movie for Eragon is an abominaton to pop culture in general, but I think a well-casted series overlooked by Paolini could really shine and make up for it. Maybe even an animated series.    
   
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One series I could REALLY see making it as on television is the Inheritance Cycle. Four really long books, changing POVs. The movie for Eragon is an abominaton to pop culture in general, but I think a well-casted series overlooked by Paolini could really shine and make up for it. Maybe even an animated series.

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#182 to #98 - anon
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Eh, I read all of them, and though i liked them I didn't find them to be anything amazing.
And oh god **** Paoloni made it cheesy as hell.
#12 - pappathethird
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(07/24/2013) [-]
<--- That way we could prevent things such as this   
   
   
And yes, I am talking about the entire movie
<--- That way we could prevent things such as this


And yes, I am talking about the entire movie
#453 to #12 - greensky
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(07/25/2013) [-]
What?!
They made Harry Potter tv series ?!?!
#28 to #12 - captainoptimist
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Goblet of Fire was the worst one. Hands down. OOTP was slightly better. HBP slightly better. Then they finally got their **** together with the last two movies. I was still annoyed with the plot changes, but at least they were good movies.
#258 to #28 - chiktikkavaspaus
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I like them all equally with 1 and 2 slightly higher and 7/8 right below them.
#162 to #28 - HarvietheDinkle
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Favorite of mine was Chamber of Secrets
#255 to #162 - sportsmaniac
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Mine too. It was so true to the book. Plus Richard Harris.
#29 to #28 - rheago
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(07/24/2013) [-]
The prisoner of Azkaban was the worst in my opinion. followed by the fourth
#45 to #29 - yusay
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Really? I thought that Azkaban was really good. Followed most of the book and did scenes very well.
#314 to #45 - clittyrubquick
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Prisoner of Azkaban was my favourite, right after HBP
#101 to #45 - finances
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(07/24/2013) [-]
I really like Azkaban as well. My least favorite is HBP. I feel like the whole christmas-burning-burrow scene was so completely out of the blue, as well as the stupid intro scene with the café girl. Also, I can never really let the casting of Slughorn go. In the books, he is clearly described as short, very fat, bald and with a giant moustache. in the movie he's tall, slim, has a full head of hair and no moustache whatsoever. Like, come on??
#109 to #101 - yusay
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(07/24/2013) [-]
HBP, OoTF and GoF cut out way too much and changed too many scenes to be enjoyable for me. The only thing I could commend any of them on is that GoF did the scene in the graveyard very well and I actually preferred the Dragon event in the movie to the book (book felt a little anticlimactic).

His appearance was very off, but I will admit his acting was quite good. And I did like the appearance of Snape and Sirius in the movies to the books.
#121 to #109 - finances
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Oh, Jim Broadbent nailed the character, that's not an issue for me. I really like virtually all the portrayals character-wise, with the exception of certain parts of Gambon's Dumbledore. And most of the other characters looked fine (if you can look away from the whole eye-colour thing).

It's a little hard to say this, as a life-long fan of the series, but the movies are actually not that good. The first two I think they really nailed, as well as the last two. The four in the middle, though...

#123 to #121 - yusay
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(07/24/2013) [-]
I've been a lifelong fan as well, and I can agree with you. I thought the first three movies were quite good and so were the last two, but that was it. GoF, OotF and HBP just had too much content to cover and it hurt the films.
#284 to #123 - ninjaspartan ONLINE
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Well, if you don't concern yourself with all the content you expected to see and instead just looked at the content presented to you in the movie they'd be a bit more enjoyable. That being said, OotP and PoA are the only ones that are still hurting from that pov. Even then, it's only because they were too rushed. I felt that PoA really killed Sirius' introduction as a character with the way the pacing ran, and OotP was just clearly hacked into bits. While the book for HBP was obviously much better, I still find HPB very enjoyable.
#379 to #28 - gammajk
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Seriously? OOTP was the biggest piece of **** in the entire series.
#456 to #379 - captainoptimist
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I think you could argue for either GoF or OOTP, but GOF just cut out soooooo much and focused on the most stupid, inane parts of the book...I think it's unforgivable.
#466 to #456 - gammajk
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Agreed, but OOTP just felt like they said "**** the books, let's do whatever we want". It was also the longest book with the shortest movie - they left out a LOT. I haven't read the books in years now, but I remember when the movie came out it pissed me off into oblivion because of what they did to it. GOF didn't get that reaction from me, maybe because there were actually good parts in it (I liked the harry vs dragon scene in the movie) even though it left out a lot but OOTP just felt like an all around worse movie.
#134 to #28 - jerichowatch
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(07/25/2013) [-]
See, I've been told that if you did not read the books, OOTP was extremely hard to follow in the theatres.
#256 to #134 - jaggedherp
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(07/25/2013) [-]
OOTP was hard to follow while having read the book. I could barely sit through it
#154 to #12 - flappyduck
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Chances are you wont find a post ever again were this is useful. Good job sir!
#238 to #154 - pappathethird
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(07/25/2013) [-]
thank you
#254 to #12 - sportsmaniac
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Richard Harris was the Dumbledore from the books. Michael Gambon understandably went in a different direction, but it really is too bad Richard Harris couldn't finish the series. He WAS Dumbledore!
#10 - RageRambo
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Books will always be better than movie/TV adaptations. When you read your imagination is doing all the work. Your brain creates the world described in the book. Creates the characters in your own image which. What world you saw in the book is always different than what someone else saw. Because you imagined it your way whereas a director did it from his world.
Books will always be better than movie/TV adaptations. When you read your imagination is doing all the work. Your brain creates the world described in the book. Creates the characters in your own image which. What world you saw in the book is always different than what someone else saw. Because you imagined it your way whereas a director did it from his world.
#213 to #10 - hates
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Also, they have to make the movie easier to follow for dumber fans, and for the international audience. Also due to the international audience, they have to omit some parts that may be offensive. Like how World War Z left out the fact that China told their citizens "Oh no, nothing's wrong. Everything's fine, your sister turning into a zombie and trying to eat your face isn't a big problem." They left that out partially due to how it fit, and partially to make sure they didn't offend China.
#264 to #213 - azraelthemage
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Not to mention that that China's way of dealing with the Great Panic caused a civil war.
#19 to #10 - kingcoote
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(07/24/2013) [-]
I like to imagine actors for roles when I read books now so if they are made I have something to who I can compare that is realistic.
#22 to #10 - jaymax
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Books are definitely better in some aspects yes, but in movies and sometimes TV series's visually seeing some parts of the books can really help out a lot. An example of this is the famous AGOT, aka A Song of Ice and Fire, some people didn't know that a certain character was homosexual even after reading the books.

There's no doubt that you really do need to read the books though, they almost always contain tons of things that have to be left out due to time constraints or some other problem.
#273 to #22 - azraelthemage
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Not to mention some movies/shows leave out details that should be relevant but they assume the viewer has read the book.
#57 to #10 - catsaremyreligion
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Well there's also the rare occasions when the book is just horribly written, and then a director/writer comes and sees its potential as a movie and makes it into a better story. Forrest Gump was an awful book to read. it was just dull, but the movie was a masterpiece mostly because of the style and how the story was rewritten.
#66 to #10 - davve
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(07/24/2013) [-]
This is why you don't read books.

Because one day someone will make a movie adaptation and you will be pissed off.
#107 to #10 - anon
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(07/24/2013) [-]
i should begin to read again.
#122 to #10 - wolvesbrickwall
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Why not have the author direct the movie? I feel like if the author is calling the shots, it shouldn't deviate too far from what the book says.
#274 to #10 - hairydickfarts
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(07/25/2013) [-]
one time I watched a movie and then read the book that the movie was based off of. I liked doing that because the book had enough differences to make it still interesting and I could visualize the actors from the movie in the book scenes. Its a nice way to handle it and when finished, I thought that BOTH the book and the movie were great in their own ways
#416 to #10 - anon
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(07/25/2013) [-]
True except one: The song of Fire and Ice, dem boobs and ass.
#325 to #10 - sposadox
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Unless you have a ****** imagination, like me.
#331 to #10 - necroshiz **User deleted account**
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#11 to #10 - crazylance
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(07/24/2013) [-]
This, this statement. *******. Spot. ON!
The movies tend to chop details off because the directors tend to over-look them as useless details (It could be other reason but ... eh ...)
#47 - mion
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(07/24/2013) [-]
I'll just leave this here. Worst book adaptation I've ever seen.

At least they exlcuded a sequel by killing the Ra'Zac in the movie.
#89 to #47 - dingojohn
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(07/24/2013) [-]
There wasn't much to ruin in the first place, really..   
   
inb4 &quot;**** you ERAGON was the greatest book I ever read&quot;   
inb4 I am just jealous of the young author   
inb4 I am a homosexual
There wasn't much to ruin in the first place, really..

inb4 "**** you ERAGON was the greatest book I ever read"
inb4 I am just jealous of the young author
inb4 I am a homosexual
#110 to #89 - finances
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Eragon is largely 10/10 like star wars with dragons.

But Eldest, Brisingr and Inheritance are all a lot better than Eragon (probably due to the author maturing; I mean, he WAS fifteen when he began writing Eragon, and nineteen when it was published.) and he began incorporating original ideas like the power of names and the eldunari. Each new book of the series improved it, and even though it definitely borrows heavily from other stories, mainly star wars and LOTR, it has a lot of original ides, interesting characters and is very well written.
#115 to #110 - dingojohn
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(07/24/2013) [-]
>10/10 like star wars with dragons
I lol'd

I read the first two, and I think i wrote the third one as well. I was not impressed, and I don't think I shall ever finish the books. I will continually dislike them, and express this honest opinion if anybody ever ask me about the subject, but to each his own, if you enjoy the story, I am glad.

As long as we can agree the movie was one of the worst adaptations I can think off, right after Avatar: TLA and Dragonball.
#259 to #115 - sundizzle
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(07/25/2013) [-]
It's exactly star wars with dragons. I'm not saying that's a bad thing. They're both written with the same "hero's tale" in mind.

But seriously, I highly reccomend you finish the series. It didn't take me very long and I can guarantee the 3rd and 4th books are better than the first two. By the time he starts the 3rd book, you can tell how much Paolini has matured. It starts off with the most gory scene imaginable for the series. There's a ******* priest that is only a torso and a head bleeding from where his limbs would be into a giant pool of blood.
That's metal as ****.
But my point is, the 4th book even gave me chills to a certain point. The ending is one you wouldn't really expect and the journey is so greatly written.

The movie: 0/10
The books: 9001/10
#119 to #115 - finances
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(07/24/2013) [-]
I guess that's all down to opinions, I won't yell on you for that either.

And yes, that movie was ******* pathetic. I remember I was so excited to go see it, and it just.... yeah, we all know the rest.
#207 to #110 - meganinja
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I don't know, I didn't really like Inheritance that much. It kinda reminds me of some dragonball-esque moment, where everything's SO powerful, that you can no longer solve your fights with fighting. I thought the nuke part was cool though.
#192 to #110 - anon
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I started writing a book at 15 too, and yes, this is just my opinion with my head up my ass, but so far it's looking 100x better than anything Paolini wrote. (Currently 16 and halfway through draft 2.)
He had so many useless sidestories that went nowhere, the ending took like 200 pages to tie up all the loose ends which he could have effectively done in a single chapter, and he described unnecessary things for sooo long. I remember a bead of sweat being described for like half a page or more, but could be wrong.
#51 to #47 - anon
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(07/24/2013) [-]
didnt even this comment, damn
#99 to #47 - whycanticaps
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(07/24/2013) [-]
SEEING THIS FILLS ME WITH RAGE!

ABSOLUTE WORST PIECE OF CRAP MOVIE!!


The books were the **** though, love them to death
#152 to #47 - anon
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I agree so much, i read the first 3 books, i was so psyched, i begged mother to go down to the Vidya store and get it for me, she did, i watched it, biggest...disappointment..of my life, absolutely horrid.
#221 to #47 - anon
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I agree. Worst film adaptation ever. Although I did like Jeremy Irons
#297 to #47 - fullosprey
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Please don't remind me of this movie it's my favourite book series
#350 to #47 - scarywhale
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(07/25/2013) [-]
The only thing I approved of in that movie was John Malkovich as Galbatorix.
#399 to #47 - jaysnk
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(07/25/2013) [-]
****** did you say sequel?!!
#414 to #47 - supersaiyajin
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED I ******* LOVED THE BOOKS

WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
#261 to #47 - yetiyitties
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(07/25/2013) [-]
When I was younger, I finished the first book, and was introduced to Runescape by a childhood friend. I named my character Eregon160 because I made a typo and only realized when I finished tutorial island. I didn't wanna make a new one so I dissmissed it, w.e Eragons cool as ****. I even found some ***** with the name Murtagh, **** was cool. Then the movie came out. And everyone who knew about it harassed me about it like if it was my fault. Good times.
#320 to #47 - naoxyn
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(07/25/2013) [-]
This book series HAD THE MOST RETARDED ******* ENDING in the history of endings.

I am ready for your rage.
#332 to #320 - kipperss
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(07/25/2013) [-]
although I agree that it wasn't what I wanted, it was a damn good ending. It was the only book to make me tear up, and I'm a guy in college...
#341 to #332 - naoxyn
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(07/25/2013) [-]
*************************SPOILERS*************************************

No, unacceptable. That ending, in as few words as possible, was gay. Arya, the hot Elf, was supposed to get with Eragon. Especially since she became a dragon rider. BUT, instead, she becomes Queen of the elves... which would be acceptable... If Dragon Riders were allowed a position of power within the elven society! That was unacceptable!!!
#345 to #341 - kipperss
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Ha maybe Christopher Paolini was like **** this ****, I'm going to make every single person rage at the end. To be fair though he was in high school when he started the series, so perhaps he already had the ending set that they would not end up together like everyone wanted.
#347 to #345 - naoxyn
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(07/25/2013) [-]
But still though, he broke the rules of his own story. Not cool man. :/
#53 to #47 - qkz
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(07/24/2013) [-]
i'm glad i saw the movie before i read the books, that way i saw something terrible and then i read one of my favorite stories of all time...the disappointment would be so big if i read the books first
#92 to #47 - Khasim
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(07/24/2013) [-]
I watched the movie first (got hyped up because of ILM doing the SFX), then I read the book, my thoughts during:   
1. Wait, Arya was an elf?   
2. Wait, those normally sized people were supposed to be DWARVES?   
3. Wait, those rednecks painted with blue paint were supposed to be the urgals? (spelling might be off here, haven't read it in English)   
And most important of all:   
FEATHERED WINGS, ON A GODDAMN DRAGON   
MFW after realizing how **** the movie was
I watched the movie first (got hyped up because of ILM doing the SFX), then I read the book, my thoughts during:
1. Wait, Arya was an elf?
2. Wait, those normally sized people were supposed to be DWARVES?
3. Wait, those rednecks painted with blue paint were supposed to be the urgals? (spelling might be off here, haven't read it in English)
And most important of all:
FEATHERED WINGS, ON A GODDAMN DRAGON
MFW after realizing how **** the movie was
#97 to #92 - whycanticaps
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(07/24/2013) [-]
AND SAPPHIRA TALKED WITH HER MOUTH
#62 to #47 - Bforbacon
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(07/24/2013) [-]
They killed the Ra'Zac in like FOUR ******* MINUTES and in the books it's like a lifelong journey.
#81 to #62 - newforomador
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Don't forget about Saphira just flying into the air and coming down fully grown.
#84 to #81 - Bforbacon
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(07/24/2013) [-]
******* infuriating.
#40 - larknok
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Or a seven season long HBO special to hit 95% of that quality.
#133 to #40 - dontshoot
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(07/25/2013) [-]
ide give it more like an 85% its really good but not perfect
#257 to #40 - sportsmaniac
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I've always thought HP would be PERFECT as a TV series. I'm hoping that when they eventually remake the series that they'll go this route. My hopes aren't very high...
#86 to #40 - fedexman
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#146 - fishinyourface
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(07/25/2013) [-]
we all know how much of a *********** this was
#168 to #146 - lorddarkskull
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(07/25/2013) [-]
As bad as it is, it still doesn't **** it as bad as the lightning thief, but it's damn close
#285 to #168 - ninjaspartan ONLINE
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Personally? I find Eragon the worst book-to-movie **** up of all time. Lightning Thief does come in a close second, though. I still can't believe that they're making a sequel to that ****.
#163 to #146 - ColdBeets
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(07/25/2013) [-]
God, that movie was so awful.
#16 - MrStalkerMan
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(07/24/2013) [-]
This is exactly why I am dreading the Enders Game movie.   
&lt;mfw movie is different from book.
This is exactly why I am dreading the Enders Game movie.
<mfw movie is different from book.
#298 to #16 - nigeltheoutlaw
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(07/25/2013) [-]
The Ender's Game movie will suck dick and you know it.
#88 to #16 - anon
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Ya I feel as if the movie is just going to turn into some linear plot sci fi. It probably will just be a hero versus the evil buggers instead of the emotional turmoil and discoveries of the truth
#322 to #16 - anon
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(07/25/2013) [-]
hey when the book sucks what does it have to lose?
#418 to #16 - roonerspism
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Apparently the surprise at the end of the book is also known to the audience the whole time as well.    
&lt;MFW
Apparently the surprise at the end of the book is also known to the audience the whole time as well.
<MFW
#71 to #16 - thegayman
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(07/24/2013) [-]
Honestly, I'd rather see an Ender's Game.. Well, game. Imagine, non plainer strategic battles with zero gravity in the battle room, the fights with Stilson and Bonzo, leading up to the combat simulations.. I'd pay hundreds for it.
#367 to #16 - nitrojoe
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Jesus christ I read all those books like a few years ago
I was maybe 12 or 13 when I read Xenocide and I had little idea what the **** was going on.
#44 to #16 - yusay
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(07/24/2013) [-]
And no Ender's Shadow.
#316 - sweateagle
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Why can't every book just end up like Band of Brothers?! A detailed, 10-part series.
#349 to #316 - mrnoodlez
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Best TV series HBO ever produced IMO.
Best TV series HBO ever produced IMO.
#372 to #349 - thatoneiranianguy
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Ah HBO.

Creating titles such as Band of Brothers, The Pacific, and Generation Kill since Odin created the universe. ******* great mini-series.
#205 - Lintutu
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(07/25/2013) [-]
it would be interesting to see how they pulled this off.
#289 to #205 - darthblam
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(07/25/2013) [-]
**** no.   
Please.   
That book..   
Terrible..   
That 7th grade year in middle school..   
Awful.   
*******. No.
**** no.
Please.
That book..
Terrible..
That 7th grade year in middle school..
Awful.
*******. No.
#327 to #289 - Lintutu
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(07/25/2013) [-]
ok maybe the ending was the worst part, but the book overall was good..
#343 to #327 - darthblam
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I thought it was all irritating. The premise made no sense, the characters were boring, I honestly couldn't care for a single thing.
I really just hated it in middle school.. especially because I was in the middle of trying to read a different series I was enjoying about the time this book was assigned..
I was reading Redwall at the time.
#346 to #343 - Lintutu
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(07/25/2013) [-]
this is still MY favorite series
#417 to #346 - ishouldplayzelda
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(07/25/2013) [-]
i liked those books when i read them but now i can't take them seriously at all
#385 to #346 - darthblam
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Never read it.. but I can't look at the cover and take it what I've heard about its story seriously.

Just a bunch of ******* cats.
#374 to #343 - thatoneiranianguy
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I'm willing to thumb you up and agree.

The concept was interesting but as for many of us it didn't quite nail it, same with me; however it seems like we have opinions that are the opposite of the collective here at FunnyJunk so we will soon be executed by the horde of red thumb executioners.

Goodbye, my brother.


You know what was another good book though that some of us did read in middle school? Located to your left, my good isr.
#384 to #374 - darthblam
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Yeah.. that one was a bit better. Didn't entirely enjoy it but.. yeah. It's a better book.
#386 to #384 - thatoneiranianguy
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Personally if people want a more "adult" book that has a more "realistic" topic than what The Giver was - I'd recommend 1984 by George Orwell.
#387 to #386 - darthblam
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I'm not a fan of realistic books, or even things over modern subjects..
When I read a book I love a good old fantasy adventure or some sort of sci-fi.
For example, I've read the LotR trilogy, loved it.
I've read the Dragonlance Chronicles, a very good series. It has probably the most bad ass wizard in any fantasy series.
The Forgotten Realms books about Drizzt. A very bad ass character.
And a number of books for lore's sake on Warcraft 3, Starcraft, and even Halo books.
I especially love these because they give a lot of extra insight into the characters you see in the games.. it makes the games themselves mean a bit more to me.
#388 to #387 - thatoneiranianguy
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Well I suppose it depends on how you define realistic I suppose.

But that's the nice thing about literature - we can all have our preferences.
#211 to #205 - broale
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(07/25/2013) [-]
give me a quick summary? i feel like i've read this, but i can't remember
#214 to #211 - Lintutu
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(07/25/2013) [-]
>Boy lives in a world that is "supposedly" a perfect utopia
>Everyone dresses the same
>Everyone literally sees the same color-Gray
>Boy is told that he is to be trained by "The giver" (forgot both of their names)
>He gets to learn what really happened to the world, and now must hold the burden of that information
>Such as what happened before the utopia, animals, wars, history etc..
>He even discovers that the utopia is not so perfect and is in fact very cruel
>People are chosen to do specific jobs, women for example only really exist to push out babies and then when they're too for baby pushing, they work
>Old people are "released" when they become a certain age. By "release", they mean they kill them, but lead the society to believe that it is the highest honor.
>If twin babies are born, they kill the one that is the smallest of weight (this is what the boys father does for a living) since no two things can be the same in this world
>He eventually can't take this and runs away from the utopia
(I forget what happens after)
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#263 to #214 - scsuper
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Summary of ending
The end has Jonas escaping with the baby Gabriel. He keeps the child warm by transferring warm memories into the child (But losing them himself). He travels only so far on his bicycle before he faces snow, but manages to find a sled in the midst of all of it. He believes to hear music and see lights in the distance.

"Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps it was only an echo." -pg 179

I still have my copy. Good read.
#229 to #214 - lacypushupbra
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(07/25/2013) [-]
The Island?
#216 to #214 - broale
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(07/25/2013) [-]
yup. i've read this. thank you good sir
#319 to #205 - rplix
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I really liked this book.
#304 - fiene
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(07/25/2013) [-]
and for that reason, the Dark Tower shall remain untouched...
#306 to #304 - eanirae
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Already got the third book and ordered the first two. I can't wait to read them.
#311 to #306 - fiene
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(07/25/2013) [-]
It is the best book series I have ever read. Part of me wants it to be an HBO series or movie so I can experience it all over but I know it will probably not even come close to the books.
#429 to #311 - trimageryan
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I hear the first book is pretty bad but it's a vital part to the rest of the amazing story. Thoughts on this?

Also, have you read The Stand? It's another Stephen King that's absolutely amazing (And it has Randal Flagg in it)
#394 to #311 - anon
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Casting rolls


GO!
#474 to #394 - fiene
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(07/26/2013) [-]
Roland - Timothy Olyphant
Susannah - Zoe Saldana
Eddie - Jame McAvoy or Aaron Paul or Rider Strong
Jake - no idea
Randall Flagg - Robert Downey Jr
Father Callahan - Liam Neeson
Susan Delgado - Jennifer Lawrence
#426 to #394 - undyingpanda
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Roland-Daniel Craig or Javier Bardem
Susannah-Zoe Saldana
Eddie-Tom Hardy
Jake-not sure
Eldred Jonas-Sam Elliott
just my opinions if you disagree tell a good replacement or another suggestion
#310 to #304 - azraelthemage
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(07/25/2013) [-]
They were planning to make an HBO series, but it's been in development hell for years.
#442 to #304 - anon
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(07/25/2013) [-]
If by the dark tower you mean the wheel of time please do not read the final book whatever you do don't do that write your own or leave it unfinished it'll be better than the ending really is.