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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2011, 06:17:40 AM »

NO.

I am not excited for Uglies.
Well, I am, but in a terrified "oh shit I hope John Davis doesn't F this up like every other movie he's touched" way.


The only adaptations I am 100% comfortable with are The Princess Bride and Howl's Moving Castle.
These movies took the premise of the book, changed the plot enough so it's not comparable to the details, and ran with it.
They are too different for comparison, but the central idea is the same.

Now if you want to get picky and say Beowulf did the same thing, my answer is again NO.
Beowulf changed the story too much, and in such a drastically negative way that it's not acceptable. Ever.
Also, the animation was horrible and there is no excuse.

Eragon and so on changed the details enough to mess up the story, and didn't care. (That was a John Davis film.)

I appreciate movies that are mostly accurate, such as Harry Potter, but the books are generally better in most cases.
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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2011, 06:54:02 AM »

No, Cinna's race was never defined, and Lenny Kravitz is both a great actor and a fashion icon, so he makes total sense to me. Not the image I had conjured in my head, but that's fine.

I always thought of Rue and Thresh as black - I figured most of district 11 was, since we've already established that district 12 has a typical phenotype.
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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2011, 08:11:21 AM »

Davis did Eragon...? But that movie was...HORRIBLE. Oh, my GOODNESS, you have a point.

Eh, just as long as they get the details in the movie correct. -shrugs-

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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2011, 08:28:57 AM »

I never read the hunger games. But I just hope the Hunger Game movie won't end up like Battlefield Earth (the book was a best-seller and the movie is panned by critics).

Movies based on books sometimes do not follow the plot, and directors are always careless making movies. Like Erogon.
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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2011, 08:34:47 AM »

Rue and Thresh are either black or hispanic. *nods* Judging by their location in the south, it makes sense.
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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2011, 08:43:20 AM »

I've always thought they were African American, but Hispanic has never crossed my mind. It does make a lot of sense.
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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2011, 09:57:01 AM »

Ah, it DOES make sense. Thanks for enhancing my life.  ;D

And does anyone know if Beetee and Wiress are of Asian descent? I've always wondered...because Collins never mentioned their race, but she mentioned that they have black hair.
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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2011, 11:20:12 AM »

A trailer looks badass but terrible when you watch the movie. Hope it doesn't happen to Hunger Games.

I can't wait!!!
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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2011, 11:40:59 AM »

re: Katniss, she's described as olive skinned, which implies being biracial. They could of auditioned all sorts of ladies of color for her, but they didn't even attempt it. Generally, casting has a "women of about blabla of whatever race" and get lots of people of said race in there (so they could of had pretty much anyone mixed who fit that skin tone, which is a lot) but they didn't.
The fact we could of had a giant, famous, entertainment industry backed film with a women of color main character and didn't is immensely disappointing.

Also, after the actress was cast, the author was asked, 'hey, isn't katniss biracial?' and she immediately backtracked and said, 'Nope, I never said that. white whitey white white.'
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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2011, 11:50:50 AM »

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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2011, 12:03:31 PM »

Davis did Eragon...? But that movie was...HORRIBLE. Oh, my GOODNESS, you have a point.

Eh, just as long as they get the details in the movie correct. -shrugs-

Eragon left out crucial details that disabled them from making the sequels.
Needless to say, I'm terrified.
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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #41 on: August 31, 2011, 12:19:46 PM »

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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2011, 12:39:44 PM »

Davis did Eragon...? But that movie was...HORRIBLE. Oh, my GOODNESS, you have a point.

Eh, just as long as they get the details in the movie correct. -shrugs-

Eragon left out crucial details that disabled them from making the sequels.
Needless to say, I'm terrified.
Like they did with Inkheart! I did not appreciate that. I certainly hope Davis doesn't do anything like that again.  >:( I also hope he doesn't do what he did to Angela. That was the worst thing he did, in my opinion. She was my favourite character, and they were all 'Hey, lets screw up this perfectly good character by changing her completely and giving her the same name!' DX<

... *ahem* That's my rant. ^-^
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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2011, 02:16:57 PM »

OMG I HAAATTTEEEEE IT WHEN THEY SCREW IT UP they MAJORLY SCREWED UP THE PERCY JACKSON MOVIE DONT WATCH IT IF YOUVE READ THE BOOKS IT IS AN INSULT TO THEM it doesnt follow ANY of the books plot they lefy out WHOLE FREAKING CHARACTERS COMPLETELY CHANGED A LOT THAT DID APPEAR THET SCREWED IT UP SO BADLY I WANTED TO BARF THEY WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO MAKE A SECOND THEY LEFT UP ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTERS SCREWED UP ALL THE SETTINGS SCREWED AROUND WITH ALL THE DETAILS AND BASICALLY MADE ME FELT LIKE THEY WERE INSULTING THE BOOK BY CALLING THAT STUPID THING PERCY JACKSON *stops screaming head off and ranting* sorry.........i extremely hate that movie if they somehow make a seque you could threaten my life to watch it and I would refuse to
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Re: Books into Movies
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2011, 02:24:00 PM »

Yeah, I probably shouldn't mention Shyamalan and "The Last Airbender" to this crowd.
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