I think books are always better than the movies, unless it’s a great movie made from a cruddy book. What do you think?
There’s a reason for this, I think.
It’s because you read a book and create the movie of the book in your head. You create the image, the characters, the sounds, the camera moves… everything… and it’s burned into your brain in some amazing way… and there’s no way any movie can ever be as good as your imagination.
I did like THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO as much as the book, but that’s incredibly rare.
Books have more detail than movies, are richer, and have more stuff going on. How can a movie… which someone else made, with a paltry amount of money (compared to the limitless budget of your vivid imagination), starring actors who are not as perfectly cast as the characters you created in your massive brain… be as good as what you thought up while reading?
What movies were BETTER than the books? I’d love to hear what you think.