Monday, February 18, 2013

Bored with movies...thrilled with books

A weird thing is happening to me lately and I want to share it with you. The thing is that I liked movies a lot and I had a whole watch list on my PC. Now though, I find it really hard to pick one. Every trailer I see or every attempt I do to watch one, ending with me flipping through the pages of my book.

What happened with the movies? It’s just my mood that I find movies so boring or there are only a few ones that really worth? It used to be so many good movies but lately, most of them are based on books! And I am wondering…why watch the movie when the book is so much better? Of course, only out of curiosity, I will watch movies whose book I have already read, but it is almost certain that I will be disappointed. The same stands for series too with a small exception Game of Thrones, where the show from HBO is amazing, even though the book can’t be compared with it.

Books though, are a whole different chapter. Every day I find a new one that I want to read and the list is growing fast. I don’t even know if I will manage to read them all! They say that a picture worth more than a thousand words, but they are wrong. A picture can show you some of the things you need to see, but your imagination can make it real. You built the images you want and make it different. Sometimes the movies just destroy that, because you stick with the face someone else put in your head and you lose some of the magic.

But that’s how I feel. Maybe I am totally wrong or just not in the mood for movies at the time. I don’t know…tell me your thoughts. :)

9 comments:

  1. Don't worry (: The only movies I think I've watched in the last 6 months or so that weren't book-based were in school- like vids on Volcanoes! Having said that I want to watch Perks Of Being A Wallflower! Heard it is real good. You have an opinion on this film? Or are you in the dark about its quality like me?

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    1. Frankly, I haven't heard that movie! I will take a look. I am keep looking and I will find one that I like... at some point!:)
      Thank you very much for stopping by.

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  2. The whole setting and characters from The Hunger Games movie was different from what I imagined while I was reading the book. I think you're right about some movies destroying the images stuck in the reader's head.

    I just saw the second trailer for Stephanie Meyer's The Host. It's awesome. I really want to read that book before the movie comes out :)

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    1. Yes, it was a little disappointing for me too. I hate when I keep imagining an actor when I read a book, but I can't help it!

      As for THe Host...read the book, forget the movie...seriously!! It may be disappointing as much as I try to think otherwise.

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  3. I agree, sometimes a great book can be ruined by it's film counter part. To be honest, when I see a movie/book combo that I might be interested in, I make sure to watch the movie first! I'm not sure why but I find if I watch first then read I'm less disappointed, and if I read first then watch I'm usually extremely disappointed. Is that weird? Or do you feel about the same?

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    1. Hehe..it is a little weird!:) I'm kidding.
      I don't know...if I watch the movie first I lose interest for the book because I will know the story and I hate that. I hate spoilers and I am going crazy!!:)
      So, first the book in order to enjoy it and then the movie which most of the times I find disappointing.

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    2. Sometimes I watch the movie, read the book, watch the movie again to see what has changed (I did this for the hunger games & do I regret it? Hell no.)
      I also read, watch, read... (As I will do with Catching Fire!)
      I feel this gives me a fully informed decision and helps me bond with them both- in different ways.

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  4. Hello Athina! I feel just like you... and not just since yesterday. Movies these days all seem to be made using the same model. They are awfully predictable. With books it's different. As for screen adaptations: most of them are a big disappointment for me too, but every once in a while a movie is better than the book (it's so rare that I only remember that it happened without being able to give you the title of a movie or book).

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    1. Hi,
      Movies are so predictable YES!! I'm happy that someone understands me!:) Everytime I sit to watch a movie, I say what I think is going to happen and most of the times it does! If I keep doing this no one will want to watch a movie with me again! But I can't stop!! It's right there before our eyes!!

      I am surprised that there is a movie better than the book. I wish you could remember the title.

      Thanks for stopping by. :)

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