notFritzArgelander wrote: ↑Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:41 am
Bigzmey wrote: ↑Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:57 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote: ↑Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:24 pm
I'm not a big fan of the books, no, I'm afraid. There were pleasurable moments.
If you don't like the books much how you are going to like the movies?
Tell me if I am wrong, but I can't recall a movie which came out better than the book it based on.
In much the same way, in fact. Character development and storytelling was interesting and the battle scenes put me to sleep.
As far as movies not being as good as the books, it's true as a statistical generalization. But I can think of two examples that run counter to the trend. 1) The Millennium movies, (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, etc.) in the Swedish production are better than the books. I've repeated them more than the books. 2) The Expanse franchise is better on video too, I think. In the case of the LOTR movies, I watched with no expectation as it was a family mandated activity: "You haven't seen it?! You gotta!"
In case of The Expanse this is likely because the books are written in descriptive, script-like language. With well-made and not overwhelming visual effects the video does come across nicely. I guess in this case if you don't read books you don't loose that much.
I have not seen or read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, maybe I should.
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